Dr. Palmers CV


Dr. Palmer is both a skilled dentist and anesthesiologist. Dual qualifications allow him to serve 2 year old children with multiple cavities as well as those over 80 years old. Dr Palmer has been practicing for over 25 years and was previously hospital based.

After graduating Case Western Reserve University Dental School in 1974, he completed a general practice residency in Toledo Ohio which had a heavy emphasis on pediatric dentistry.

After completing residency in anesthesia at Medical College of Ohio, he joined the faculty as assistant professor of both Anesthesia and Dentistry and continued working in the operating room for 17 years. The University Hospital was both Pediatric Center and a major referral center for Northwestern Ohio.


John Carrol University BS Degree 1968
Wayne State University 1970
Case Western Reserve, School of Dentistry DDS 1974


General Practice Residency
St Vincent Hospital and Medical Center, department of Dentistry 1974-1975

Anesthesia Residency
Medical college of Ohio, department of Anesthesia 1977-1979

Society Memberships

American Dental Association 1994-present
Association of Dental Anesthesia 2000-present
Academy of Intl Pain Physicians 2001- present
Society of interventional Pain Physicians 2002-present
Board of Directors- Oakland County Dental Society 2006-present
American Dental Society of Anesthesiologists 2006- present


Assistant Professor
Medical College of Ohio 1979-1982
Department of Anesthesia, Department of Dentistry, Department of Pediatric Dentistry

Clinical Assistant Professor of Dentistry and Anesthesia
Medical College of Ohio 1996- present

Lecturer- Anesthesia/Sedation
Department of Oral Surgery
Detroit Medical Center at Wayne State University -2006

Private Practice-
General Dentistry, IV Sedation and Pain Management
Rochester Hills, MI 1982-present

Licenses & Board Certification

Dental, Ohio- 1974
General Anesthesia Permit, Ohio - 1979
Dental Michigan- 1974
American Academy of Pain Management, Anesthesia Section- 1991


  • The IV sedation provided by Dr. Palmer makes caring for our children's dental needs less stressful for them and for us. Without the professional and understanding support of Dr. Palmer and his staff we are not sure how we would care for our children's dental needs.
    Mr. & Mrs. B - Parents of two Children with Autism
  • "I don't worry about dental visits anymore! My boys feel comfortable and happy with Dr. P. He's great with kids with special needs... and great with moms who worry a lot!"
    Elizabeth C
    Mom of two boys with autism

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