Northwood Dental

Northwood Dental


I had a dental problem and Dr. Penfold took care of it, even though it was on short notice. Great service from him and his staff.

Northwood Dental is located in Northwood, Iowa. It provides general dental services which include, but not limited to, hygiene, crowns, bridges, removable partial dentures, and much more.

We focus on the whole face and not just the teeth. Offering Northern Iowa and Southern Minnesota comprehensive Dentistry in a warm and caring environment.

Operating as usual


The elves here at Northwood Dental have been busy decorating a Christmas tree for Holiday Hope. You can bid on this “Dreaming of a White Smile” tree starting Sunday November 29th. Please support this wonderful community event. Information can be found at:


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The team here at Northwood Dental is ready to see your smiles! We are happy to report that starting on May 11th we can start to see patients again for routine dental care. We want to thank you all for your patience through this challenging time.
Please know that moving forward we have to implement some changes on how we provide dental care for our patients. We ask that upon arrival to our practice you call our office from your vehicle to notify us of your arrival. A dental team member will then come out to your vehicle to provide further instructions. We ask that if you have a mask please wear it to your dental appointment. Patient only will be permitted into the office, minors may be accompanied by ONE parent/legal guardian. If you or someone in your household has felt ill or has had a fever in the last 14 days we ask that you contact our office before an upcoming appointment.
We want to say THANK YOU for all of your patience and continued understanding during this interesting time. We look forward to seeing you all soon!

[05/06/20]   COVID-19 update: We are continuing to abide by the ADA and CDC guidelines and seeing patients for emergency procedures only. Currently, we are trying to prepare our office and staff so we can open for elective procedures on May 18th. We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming back our patients again!

[04/05/20]   COVID-19 Update

If you are experiencing dental pain or have any questions please call our office and we will return your call. We hope to return to our regular business hours in May.

[03/17/20]   To whom it may concern;
Our first priority is the safety, health, and well-being of our patients, team members, their families and our community. We are following the government's recommendations in order to stop the spread of COVID-19 by not providing elective dental treatment for the next three weeks. Our office will be closed Wednesday, March 18th through April 3rd. We will be contacting our patients to reschedule if they have a scheduled appointment during this time frame. Patients are encouraged to call if they have pain or a dental emergency that places their health at risk. If you experience a dental emergency during this time, please call our office at 641-324-1364. In the mean time, we will continue to monitor the CDC's guidelines and the recommendations from the American Dental Association. We will keep you informed if any changes occur.


We had a great time with the children. Thank you for inviting Nichole and I to speak to them.

Always a pleasure,

David Penfold DDS

February is National Children's Dental Month. Thank you, Dr. Penfold and Nichole, for sharing information about dental health to our elementary students.


Enhance Your Smile

See how Northwood Dental can enhance your Smile. Also, ask about implants at your next appointment.


We're your go-to office for esthetic dental and facial treatments. We'll give you the proper lip and smiles lines you've always wanted or had in your youth.

We're your go-to office for esthetic dental and facial treatments. We'll give you the proper lip and smile lines you've always wanted.


Want to look more relaxed and refreshed? We focus on more than just your teeth - we also focus on your health and your smile. Call our office at 641-324-1364.

Want to look more relaxed and refreshed? We focus on more than just your teeth - we also care about your health and smile. Call our office at 641-324-1364. Check out these awesome before and after photos.....



Do you or someone you know have migraines or headaches? Get renewed and refreshed by calling today.

[02/25/19]   Due to the weather, we will be closing at 12 noon today. Patient safety is our priority. Please stay home if you can and be safe everyone!

[01/18/19]   We will be closing at 12:30 this afternoon today due to the weather. Please be safe everyone!


Merry Christmas from Northwood Dental!


We hope you are as excited to open your presents as Dr. Penfold was to become a member of the Spam of the Month Club! All of the staff at Northwood Dental wishes you a Merry Christmas and a Happy and safe New Year!


Our staff would like to wish you all a happy and safe Thanksgiving!

We will be closing Wednesday, November 21st at noon and will be back in the office Monday, November 26th at 8am.


Northwood Public Library

Had a great time downtown with Sheltered Realty. We enjoyed sponsoring the event hosted by the Northwood library.

[04/03/18]   We are closing at 1 p.m. today due to the winter storm. Please stay safe everyone and stay home if you can.


Whether you are a Jedi or a Sith make your way to the Northwood Theatre. Star Wars begins Friday, February 2nd. Enjoy your popcorn in a collector's edition Star Wars popcorn pail, courtesy of Northwood Dental.

"When gone am I, the last of the Jedi will you be. The Force runs strong in Northwood. Pass on what you have learned."

[01/04/18]   The force runs strong at Northwood sure to visit the concession stand at the Northwood Theatre before Star Wars: The Last Jedi.... 03/03/2017

Dr. Seuss’s birthday

Dr. Penfold enjoyed reading to the kids at Northwood-Kensett Elementary in honor or Dr. Seuss's birthday. Thursday is Seuss’ birthday.

[02/08/17]   Congratulations to our January drawing winner. Ralph Davey won an Amazon Echo Dot. Enjoy!!!

[12/23/16]   Congratulations go to Cheryl, the winner of our office Christmas Postcard Contest!!!

Merry Christmas

[11/02/16]   Congratulations to our November drawing winner - Dan Charlson! Dan has won a Kindle Fire tablet! Enjoy!!!

[08/25/16]   Congrats to Kris Koschmeder...our August drawing winner! Kris has won a Rubbermaid storage container set. Congratulations! 07/29/2016

Northwood Dental PC reviews

Here is what people are saying about Northwood Dental... I like Northwood Dental because they take great care of me! Cheryl is very welcoming and easy to schedule my appointments. Darcy and Joann do a great job of cleaning my teeth and Dr Penfold is always great to make sure I am informed and comfortable when I need addition dental work. Very nice office… 07/19/2016

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Don't forget to submit your review on to be entered into our July drawing. Every review you submit will enter your name. Next drawing will be Friday, July 8th. Hello friends and fans! If you like Northwood Dental PC we’d love to hear from you! 05/20/2016

Check out '“U Can’t Touch This” by MC Hammer' on

Who says dentists can't dance? Stop! JibJab time! Put yourself or a friend in Hammer pants for a Hammer dance in this iconic ‘90s music video!

[05/19/16]   Congratulations to Chad Tiedemann and Joanne Kluender for being our May drawing winners! Both have won two admission buttons to the Worth County Fair this June. Enjoy and have fun!!!

[04/22/16]   Congratulations to Joann Aswegan and Jean VanVeldhuisen for being our April drawing winners! Both won two tickets to the Worth County Fair this June. Enjoy!!!

[04/05/16]   Congratulations to Van Butler! He is the March drawing winner of a Kindle Fire!!!

[03/18/16]   Place floss around the house during March Madness. It will encourage flossing.

Enjoy watching the games.

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Xeomin, Botox, Juverderm and other dermal fillers. Management of facial pain including migraines and TMJ pain. Also, do cosmetic dentistry as well as general dentistry.

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802 9th Ave N
Northwood, IA

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 5pm
Tuesday 7am - 4pm
Wednesday 8am - 5pm
Thursday 7am - 1pm
Friday 8am - 4pm