River Bluff Dental
Walter Palmer, DDS:
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River Bluff Dental
Walter Palmer, DDS
Bloomington, MN













A list of major dental treatments which I offer my patients:

Dental cleaning

White fillings


Inlays & onlays


Clear aligners

Porcelain veneers

Teeth whitening

Dentures & partials

Root canal treatment

Tooth extraction

TMJ treatment

Dental implants


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Tuesday: 7:00 am to 4:30 pm

Wednesday: 7:00 am to 4:30 pm

Thursday: 7:00 am to 4:30 pm

Friday: 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





Check out what some of our happy patients are saying about us:

Luke P. from Escondido, CA (Source: Yelp)


Once again, Dr. Palmer absolutely knocks it out of the park! We took my one year old home to MN to visit his grandparents and sure enough, he started getting serious teething troubles! We could not get him to calm down!!! One visit to my old family dentist solved all of that! I was nervous because our dental insurance isn’t the greatest and I thought visiting a dentist out of state would be an issue, but Dr. Palmer was the only one I could trust with my little boy. His office does not accept our insurance, but he was able to help my son with his pain very easily and didn’t bill us a single penny! He even showed us some cool photos from his trips to Africa. Real cool guy, I miss going to him to get my work done.

Lisa Palmquist (Source: Google)


Dr. Palmer and his team really helped me in my time of need. I had an urgent situation come up and they got me in immediately, took care of the pain I was in. Multiple people called me the next day to see if I was doing ok and asked if I needed anything. I was impressed by the professionalism and thankful for all of them.

Kevin Lepasti (Source: Google)


I came to River Bluff Dental a few years ago with major dental pain. I am 56 years old and have been to many dentists throughout my lifetime and have had many procedures done but had constant teeth pain and they just gave temporary repair or made it worse. I am now living a life without pain and I thank Dr. Palmer and the staff at River Bluff Dental. Dr. Palmer is by far the best Dentist I have ever encountered and his staff from the front desk to my Dental hygienist are top notch. Thank you so much for all that you have done for me!!

Constance Finnern (Source: Google)


Dr Palmer and his staff are exemplary in every possible way. From state of the art equipment to highly trained dental health care providers. I have always done my best to care for my teeth, but genetics and time have taken their toll which means my dental needs have become more complicated than many others. I can tell you that Dr Palmer and his staff have been able to address every one of my dental needs no matter how complex in the most professional manner.

Sara Anderson (Source: Google)


Dr. Palmer and his staff have done a fantastic job meeting all my dentistry needs. I had a severe popping jaw problem and serious tooth decay. Dr. Palmer and his staff were able to fix my smile cosmetically, and restore my health. I have far fewer migraines and headaches, and sleep much better. Judy my dental hygienist is knowledgeable and personable. I highly recommend River Bluff Dental.

Peggy Gordien (Source: Google)


I always get greeted cheerfully, even when I don’t get to my appointment on time. All my questions are answered, and if I feel anxiety, Dr. Palmer is very reassuring, and of course confident in his work, afterall. He’s been in the. Business for a longtime. He is warm personable and has a charismatic personality. The receptionists, Diane, Lindsey. Finance person, Cathy are real understanding and good listeners. Cassie my hygienist is exceptional. I have also met Judy, the one other hygienist, and she was great too. There is a new addition to the staff; Pamela. I met her for the first time and she was very nice.

Clarice Vennix (Source: Google)


As usual everyone was so positive and professional. They are the experts in their fields. I received explanations of everything being done during bridge work, cleaning and fluoride treatment following. Their dental plan has saved my husband and me an incredible amount of money. Last year Dr. Palmer was able to do extensive restoration work to prevent my husband from needing dentures. My husband’s endocrinologist strongly advised against the dental work that would be required for him to have dentures because of the medications which my husband is on chronically for his severe osteoporosis. I felt safe in this Coronaviris pandemic situation. I recommend this dental practice to everyone!

Jake Penn (Source: Google)


Upon arrival I was greeted with sincerity of kindness and professionalism by the front office Insurance, Patient and Treatment Coordinators. I was further treated professionally by the Dental Hygienist – both during examination and summary of assessment, and next steps. Then Dr. Palmer gave me a consult, overview of what to expect, and – instilled a sense of confidence in addressing my needs.

Deborah Warwick (Source: Google)


Not only are Dr. Palmer and his team very skilled, they keep up on new technology. They got the machine that makes most crowns on the spot very early. This eliminates a fake crown and a second appointment. They got the new scanning equipment that ended exposure to x-rays. And they have a great list of oral surgeons as references for work they don’t do. He has been our family dentist for decades!

Debra (Source: Google)


I’ve been coming here for years. Always stellar service and beautiful results I recently had two crowns done at the same time. Perfect work. I can not recommend this office highly enough. A stand out in every respect. Thank you for years of professional and beautiful work for me and my family.

Joe M (Source: Google)


I had forgone the dentist for a few years and when I finally returned this year it turned out I needed quite a bit of work. I went to a dental chain and was treated like a number and left with two fillings that were done incorrectly. Dr. Palmer and his staff at River Bluff have done nothing short of perfect work since I started going there. They are very concerned with your comfort and concerned with doing high quality work. If you need some dental work done, you will be taken care of here. Just for reference I have had multiple fillings done and one root canal with crown done here. Very thankful for the staff at River Bluff as I am finally getting the quality care I need

Jami Domek (Source: Google)


I think they are an amazing dental office! The staff is very professional and kind, DR.P is beyond amazing and does great work. I am very particular about my teeth and where I go I have even done a few teeth modeling gigs, so they are my money maker. and I trust river bluff dental and their team to keep them clean and perfect!

Susan Campbell (Source: Google)


Dr. Palmer is my dentist and I walked in on Tuesday without an appointment because I had a small pimple on the gum line of a molar. I was seen by his dental assistant who checked it and said I needed an x-ray. Turns out my molar has an infection. Dr. Palmer said he was sending me to an endodontist to look at the tooth for a potential root canal. I am getting the root canal on the 16th. Dr. Palmer worked me in and I trust him. I am a major high anxiety patient.

Charlie Mays (Source: Google)


As usual, the staff reminded me of my appointment and what I needed to do to prepare for it. I was greeted warmly when I arrived and my hygienist did a perfect and painless job on my teeth. It was time to renew my senior package and I got good some good news. Because I am over 80, my fee for the package dropped by around $100 per year and my discount for non-recurring treatment increased to 40 % off regular fees. So, my trip to the dentist was absolutely painless.

Peggy P. from Minneapolis, MN (Source: Yelp)


Trisha and Dr. Walt always take the best care of me and my teeth. Trisha makes sure I am comfortable and informed while she carefully cleans my teeth and attends to my aging, delicate gums, offering suggestions and alternatives to keep them healthy. I am inspired to take care of both my teeth and gums throughout the day, so I can come back next time to get the best report possible for my overall mouth health. I started going to Dr. Walt when my now adult son got his braces off as a teenager and my current dentist couldn’t get him in for a teeth cleaning for two weeks. Dr. Walt got him in right after his braces removal. I have been a teeth grinder all my life and I had ground down my teeth so there was very little enamel left. With the help of the team at RBD, I now have a beautiful white, strong smile.

Chris B. from Minneapolis, MN (Source: Yelp)


I can’t say that going to the dentist will ever be something I look forward to, but that is certainly not River Bluff Dental’s fault! They make the experience as pleasant as I imagine a visit to the dentist can be. Tricia, the hygenist I see, is friendly and efficient. Dr Palmer is thorough, and I am very happy with the work he has done ( Crowns mainly ) Receptionists are friendly and efficient. I guess if I had to nit-pick – I am not a fan of the TV’s everywhere, but at least the volume is low!

Joseph Mauer (Source: Google)


Went in for a teeth cleaning after a 2 year hiatus, Julia was kind and went the extra mile making sure I understood exactly what she always doing. She offered me great advice to improve my home dental care and explained in detail how various processes like tooth decay work. She was also very helpful in evaluating my x rays. Dr. Palmer stopped by to look at a couple of things and he is by far the best dentist I have seen. I have complete confidence in the care I receive here, I only wish I would be staying in the area to continue following up here. If you need any work done in the twin cities area this is the place to go.

Robert Murphy (Source: Google)


So grateful for the care I have received at River Bluff Dental. Everyone working in the office goes out of their way to make you feel as comfortable as possible. I would highly recommend them to anyone who is looking for a dentist. Thank you to everyone at River Bluff Dental for making my time there a positive experience. You are such a great team!!!

Hlfzdc Gustafson (Source: Google)


I have been coming here for about 9 years and am consistently impressed with how kind and caring everyone is. From the front desk staff to the hygienists and of course Dr. Palmer. In my opinion Dr. Palmer is the best in the business. Knowledgeable, skilled and compassionate. High quality care with up-to-date technology. I highly recommend.

Kathy Carlin-Houle (Source: Google)


The staff is so friendly! Dr. Palmer is the best dentist, he truly cares and takes such good care of me! I’ve been to other dentist due to living far from his office. But I am back because I trust him more than ANY other dentist– he’s the best. Don’t mess around with your smile, he is the BEST!!!

Lance Capistrant (Source: Google)


I needed to find a new dentist as I just moved into the Twin Cities. A friend of mine recomended Dr. Palmer at River Bluff Dental in Bloomington. I was nervous as I needed my first root canal with a new dentist. Dr. Palmer and his assistants and staff were amazing. I felt no pain during the procedure and Dr. Palmer made me feel very comfortable during the process, letting me know what was going on all the time and ready to give me additional medication if I felt any discomfort. I was very pleased!

Christina Mielke (Source: Google)


Professional staff at the front desk. Provided IPad to update information and kept me informed when the hygienist would see me. Hygienist was fabulous. Worked very efficiently and was very gentle with my cleaning. Dr. Palmer came in and was very friendly, as usual. He provided several options for me with regard to some of my dental concerns, helping me to select the best option for me. Fabulous clinic!

Ann Thompson (Source: Google)


Dr Palmer and Judy were fantastic. Both were friendly, professional and they helped fix all my teeth! I highly recommend this Dentistry. *Would also like to say I feel it’s inappropriate for people to be reviewing this practice based on an act of the past and not their current merit. Just my thought. Thank you again Dr Palmer and Judy, I’ll see you at my next appointment 🙂

HunterDrastic (Source: Google)


The clinic has a very nice and inviting feel to it. The lady at the front desk, my dental hygenist Judy, and Dr. Walter Palmer were all very nice and professional. Don’t listen to the other reviews, this might be the best service I’ve ever received at a dental clinic. The staff will work with you on pricing whether you have insurance or not, and it has some of the cheapest dental work I could find in the state. It does teeth bleaching for about half the price you would find anywhere else. 5/5 stars, would go again.

Tom Frank (Source: Google)


Top notch service and that coming from a 20 year plus customer. I assure you every single negative review is just someone who is an anti-hunter and has an axe to grind. Furthermore, we’re dealing with a situation which has nothing to do with the dental practice and also the accused was/is completely innocent. Pretty sad when social media doesn’t do their homework and attempts to smear someone wrongfully. Great dentist who does top notch work.