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Education:
  • Doctor of Dental Surgery (1989), University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Certificate in Periodontics (1998), Naval Post Graduate School, Bethesda, Maryland
Professional Activities
  • American Academy of Periodontology
  • Minnesota Association of Periodontists
  • American Dental Association

Verified Patient Reviews

4.9 out of 5 (289 Reviews) (48 Comments)

Overall patient ratings are based on the average score given by The Dental Specialists patients who voluntarily complete a satisfaction survey from Press Ganey, a nationally recognized firm dedicated to improving patient experience. Click to learn more about our patient ratings.

5 out of 5
October 7, 2019
great team!
5 out of 5
September 18, 2019
l I've dr Petersen
5 out of 5
September 7, 2019
Dr.Peterson is amazing, has changed my phobia!
5 out of 5
August 29, 2019
EXCELLENT
5 out of 5
June 13, 2019
Because I was able to get in from a cancelled app ointment, Dr. Petersen gave me the option to come back for procedure or just have it done at this time. He made me feel at ease and he was very sociable.
5 out of 5
April 25, 2019
Dr Peterson is extremely professional, and sociable - easy to connect with and understand. the hygienists are also very good.
4.1 out of 5
April 23, 2019
kind doctor
5 out of 5
April 10, 2019
the doctor I had was very helpful
5 out of 5
March 29, 2019
he explained everything he was doing and were very concern about any pain I felt.
4.7 out of 5
March 29, 2019
I received good care
5 out of 5
March 6, 2019
Dr. Doug Petersen is very professional, yet caring and understanding and easy to communicate with.
5 out of 5
February 27, 2019
dr Petersen is top notch
5 out of 5
January 26, 2019
Excellent!
5 out of 5
December 12, 2018
I love Dr. Petersen!
5 out of 5
November 19, 2018
The best compliment I can give Dr Peterson and DH is that they keep me out of trouble.
5 out of 5
October 29, 2018
Dr Peterson went out of his way to make sure I was comfortable and not in pain
5 out of 5
October 16, 2018
excellent
5 out of 5
September 27, 2018
Dr. Peterson was very thorough and kept me well informed
5 out of 5
June 27, 2018
couldn't be happier!
5 out of 5
June 6, 2018
a very caring, warm bedside manner
4.4 out of 5
June 4, 2018
He gave me the less expensive treatment done by myself first. Gave me a "tool". Said try this and if it isn't satisfactory come back to office for more treatment. Appreciate this.
5 out of 5
June 2, 2018
I was super impressed that Dr Petersen reviewed med hx, options and consent rather than delegating
5 out of 5
May 26, 2018
I've never had such a thorough consultation in my life! Dr. Petersen was informative and warm. He created a plan for me and I feel confident about his knowledge and leadership throughout my upcoming healing process!
5 out of 5
May 17, 2018
very good experience overall- not a fun thing to go through but they made it's easy as it could be.
5 out of 5
March 19, 2018
Outstanding!
5 out of 5
March 9, 2018
excellent
5 out of 5
February 22, 2018
Doctor was very thorough. Very impressed with him.
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February 20, 2018
excellent
5 out of 5
January 11, 2018
service is always excellent and Dr Peterson as well as others I see always considerate, helpful, kind, thorough, knowledgeable.
5 out of 5
December 10, 2017
Everyone in the clinic that I worked with were so nice & professional.
5 out of 5
November 17, 2017
I believe this is one of the best "first" appointments I have ever had. Dr. Petersen and his assistant were easy to talk with and my concerns and questions were answered thoroughly.
5 out of 5
November 13, 2017
very thorough and shared his thought process in developing my treatment plan.
5 out of 5
October 22, 2017
I am very grateful for the excellent advice I received which along with my treatment has improved my dental health considerably.
5 out of 5
August 31, 2017
outstanding in every respect
5 out of 5
August 28, 2017
Dr. Peterson is great.
5 out of 5
July 27, 2017
Dr. Peterson was personal, kind, caring, and competent. I appreciated his thorough explanation of every step involved in my gum graft surgery.
5 out of 5
July 13, 2017
DR. PETERSEN IS AWESOME! I HAD SEEN HIM PREVIOUSLY BACK IN EARLY 2014 FOR A CONSULTATION AND HE REALLY LEFT AN IMPRESSION ON ME. I WISH ALL DOCTORS HAD HIS "BEDSIDE MANNER"! HE SPENT TIME WITH ME, EXPLAINED THE PROCEDURE AND ANSWERED ALL MY QUESTIONS. EVEN THOUGH MY PENDING PROCEDURE SOUNDS AWFUL, I FEEL TOTALLY CONFIDENT IN HIS ABILITIES.
5 out of 5
July 2, 2017
Dr. Petersen was phenomenal
5 out of 5
June 19, 2017
Both the dental hygienist and the dentist were very good with no delay, but very thorough
5 out of 5
May 24, 2017
I was very impressed with both the hygienist and Dr. Peterson. Both were friendly, kind and very caring. They were knowledgeable and seemed to have plenty of time to spend with me. They did a wonderful job of putting me at ease and making a potentially unpleasant experience much easier for me. Thanks so much.
5 out of 5
April 13, 2017
Problem tooth-Dr. discussed in depth treatment plus and minus. Left sure of proper course of action.
5 out of 5
March 11, 2017
Dr. Petersen has a very good bedside manner; made me feel very comfortable; very pleased that he is choosing a more conservative treatment method to start.
5 out of 5
March 6, 2017
Dr Peterson explained in very clear, understandable language.
5 out of 5
February 19, 2017
Everything was excellent
5 out of 5
February 10, 2017
Dr. Petersen was very knowledge and had some non-evasive techniques I could try to solve my issues. He was very knowledgeable and conversational with his presentation of techniques and which options would work best for me.
5 out of 5
January 25, 2017
Super thourough, kind, funny, spent a good deal of time with me.
5 out of 5
January 23, 2017
I very much appreciate the thorough exams and the detailed explanation of options.
5 out of 5
January 12, 2017
Dr Petersen's calm, confident, and patient demeanor meant a lot, especially on such a hectic morning. The weather had been poor. As Dr Petersen said, on a day like that, the schedule is more of a suggestion than anything else.
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