Get to Know
Dr. Royce Peterson, DMD
Dr. Peterson has been practicing dentistry for over 15 years and with it he's become an expert at creating leading-edge procedures with a personal touch. He works closely with each of his patients to solve their problems, and his goal is to make sure they have great teeth that they can chew with comfort, eat their favorite foods, and smile with confidence.
Why Did You Decide to Become a Dentist?
Dr. Peterson chose to become a dentist after falling in love with the sciences, specifically, Biology, from a young age. He found that Dentistry was a perfect way to stay involved with science and do what he enjoys the most, helping people. Dr. Peterson found he had a natural talent for dentistry and wanted to serve his community by providing world-class dental care for everyone.
What Motivates You as a Dentist?
"I want to educate people about the best option for restoring patients to their optimum dental health. It is important for me that patients understand what condition their teeth are in, how they got where they are, and what we can do to help restore or maintain their dental health. I work to get the patient out of pain, remove any disease condition from the mouth, and return or maintain dental function. I also try to help patients understand the consequences of their dental decisions and the importance of the mouth for overall medical health."
Where Did You Study Dentistry?
Dr. Peterson hails from Basin City, Washington, and graduated from Connell High School. After graduating High School, Dr. Peterson went directly to Brigham Young University then to the Temple University School of Dentistry shortly after. In addition to being a Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry, Dr. Peterson has also actively pursued additional education and is Invisalign certified, and is also a member of the American Orthodontic Society.
Outside of the Dental Office, What Do You Like to Do?
When not practicing dentistry, Dr. Peterson is a devout family man and enjoys spending time with his wife, son, and four daughters. Always up for a new challenge, he enjoys running and staying healthy, playing basketball, volleyball, swimming, etc. A man of many talents, Dr. Peterson loves music and art and plays the piano, guitar, and saxophone. He enjoys the outdoors and goes hiking, exploring nature, and flying his drone on hikes. As Dr. Peterson says, "Everything is more fun if I include my wife and children in my hobbies."