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Five star review from Google Palmer distinctive dentistry was the best experience I've ever had at a dentist. They treat you with respect and everyone is very courteous. Pricing is reasonable and the work I had done was quick and painless. Although the time the doctor spent explaining all the options was priceless.
Meet the Team
John J. Palmer, DMDDr. John J. Palmer has been improving lives with beautiful, healthy smiles from the time he graduated from the Medical University of South Carolina School of Dentistry in 1983 at the top of his class. He founded Palmer Distinctive Dentistry with the goal of providing individualized dental care in a comfortable atmosphere with biocompatible materials and gentle procedures. He incorporates the latest technology and stays at the forefront of new research and discoveries, to bring you the best that dentistry has to offer.
Dr. Palmer, a pioneer in advanced dentistry, was among the first dentists nationwide to use CEREC. He incorporated the in-office restoration system in 1997. He has completed extensive Comprehensive Cosmetic Techniques training from the Baylor University. He has also received advanced training at the renowned Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies.
As a dedicated holistic dentist, Dr. Palmer is one of the few professionals trained in the safe removal of amalgam fillings. He uses IAOMT (International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology) established procedures, and maintains awareness that anything affecting your mouth also affects your whole body. Advanced laser technology and ozone therapy are among the safe and surgery-free techniques employed to treat periodontal (gum) disease.
Dr. Palmer chose to establish the first Center for Dental Medicine in the region, with a vision of bridging the gap between the dental and medical communities. This helps in the identification of diseases in the mouth, which may have the potential for causing disease throughout the body.
Dr. Palmer is an accredited member of The International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology. He is a national speaker, as well as teaches the Fundamentals of Safely Removing Mercury to members. He is a Board Certified Naturopathic Physician, with certifications from the American Naturopathic Certification Board and the Board of Integrative Medicine and Dentistry.
Memberships maintained by Dr. Palmer include Omicron Upsilon Dental Honor Society, International Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine, Holistic Dental Association, and the International Association of Mercury Safe Dentists.
When Dr. Palmer isn't working or speaking with other dentists about mercury safety, he enjoys golfing, scuba diving, and spending time with his family.
Dr. Daniel J. KnauseDr. Daniel J. Knause earned his B.S. in Health and Exercise Science from Furman University in 2009, and his DMD from the Medical University of South Carolina School of Dentistry in 2014. He joined Palmer Distinctive Dentistry in 2014 to practice with the same philosophies as Dr. Palmer, which include the utilization of the most advanced techniques and most biocompatible materials available in dentistry. He enjoys treating patients with the same quality of care as he would treat his own family. He is dedicated to improving each and every day so his patients can achieve the total oral health that they desire.
Dr. Knause is well versed in the IAOMT (International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology) protocol for safe removal of mercury fillings and other holistic techniques. He understands how the health of the oral cavity relates to whole body wellness.
Dr. Knause is comfortable with some of the most advanced techniques in dentistry today, such as CAD/CAM (Computer Aided Design and Computer Aided Manufacturing) in office crowns as well as ozone therapy. He is dedicated to patient education and understanding because he wants to help his patients make the most informed decisions about their care.
Memberships held by Dr. Knause include the Academy of General Dentistry, the South Carolina Dental Association, and the American Dental Association. He is an accredited member of the IAOMT (International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology).
Outside of Dentistry, Dr. Knause enjoys staying competitive with his tennis game, where he was Nationally ranked number 1 in South Carolina and among the top 35 in the Nation as a junior player. At Furman University, he was a 4 year starter, a 3 time all conference selection, and a 3 time conference champion. He also enjoys golf and fitness training.
CeliaHello, my name is Celia, and I am the Office Manager at Palmer Distinctive Dentistry. I will help you get to know all the other team members and help you through your dental process as you come in. I will take down your dental goals and help you work the cost of dentistry into your budget.
I have been a team member with Palmer Distinctive Dentistry since 1998. I look forward to meeting you, and I love seeing our patients leave with the beautiful, healthy smile that they came here to get!
I have been married to the love of my life since 1997. Spending time with my husband Marc and my children, Tanner and Naomi is the highlight of my life! We enjoy hiking, camping, swimming, home ping pong tournaments, helping with ministries in our church, and making each other laugh. God has blessed me beyond my wildest dreams! "Whether therefore you eat or drink or whatsoever you do, do all to the glory of God! I Corinthians 10:31
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JenniHi, my name is Jenni! I joined Palmer Distinctive Dentistry as a Dental Assistant in January 2015! After graduating from Anderson University in 2011, I was unsure of what path to take. After much prayer, I enrolled and completed the Dental Assistant program at Palmetto School of Career Development. Being a Dental Assistant at Palmer’s Distinctive Dentistry is very rewarding! I love serving my patients and making each visit at Palmer’s a great experience! I enjoy teaching my patients about holistic dentistry, while at the same time learning from them. I am very blessed to be apart of such a wonderful and encouraging team!
I have been married to my best friend Trey for 3 years, and am a proud "mommy" of two dogs! …and we just had our first, sweet and perfect baby Montomery Rae “Mont” in October 2016. She is such a sweet, joyful blessing to our family. In my free time, I enjoy crafting and spending time outdoors with my little family!
JessicaHi, my name is Jessica. I have been a Registered Dental Hygienist since 2004 and have been a part of the Palmer Distinctive Dental team since 2008.
One of the reasons I became a hygienist is my Dad always told me, "one of the first things you see in a person is their smile!" Therefore, making my patients smile with confidence is a huge reward in my job! Getting to know patients on a personal level and developing a relationship is something of great importance to me! I look forward to meeting you and seeing you smile!
KarynHello, my name is Karyn, I became a team member of Palmer Distinctive Dentistry in 2013. I have been a registered dental hygienist since 2006, graduating from Greenville Technical College. I have always enjoyed dentistry, even as a child, I loved to go to the dentist. My goal for all of my patients is that they will leave my chair with a healthy smile. I love the education aspect of my career and to be able to educate my patients is extremely rewarding. I look forward to meeting you and helping to make your smile beautiful and healthy!
In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family! I have a wonderful husband named Bill, a step-son named Ethan, and a daughter named Abigail. We enjoy spending time playing board games, going to the pool, movie nights and any of the children's extracurricular activities. Of course, we always love family vacations and short weekend getaways.
NoraHello my name is Nora. I have been a dental assistant since 2011. I became a part of Palmer Distinctive Dentistry in March of 2016. I am looking forward to meeting each of you as you come in for your dental treatment. I feel that I can help with making each person’s experience a pleasant one. Nora married her best friend, Shawn, who is a firefighter, in August of 2016. They have two fur babies, Bo and Ranger. They are happily settled in the town of Liberty.
DarronHello, my name is Darron, and I am from San Antonio, TX. I started my career in dentistry as a Dental Assistant in the U.S. Army in 2001. My wife Jessica, who is also an Army veteran and I moved to Greenville in June, 2011 after we had fulfilled our military obligation. I joined Palmer Distinctive Dentistry in October, 2016. I have always enjoyed dentistry because my mom was also a Dental Assistant. I also am a personal trainer, at Greer Athletic Club, and I really enjoy working in two fields that I has a passion for. I look forward to being a part of your dental experience.
SheaHello, my name is Shea, and I joined Palmer Distinctive Dentistry in May, 2017. One of the reasons I became a Dental Assistant so that I can form relationships with our guests that give them exceptional service each time they come in! My goal is for each guest to feel at ease coming in the office to get treatment, and leave feeling happier than before they came! I look forward to meeting you and assisting the doctors with your dental care!
Shea, her husband Clay and son Camron live in Gaffney. They love spending family time together, especially at the lake