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Education:
  • B.A. Biology (1995), University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Doctor of Dental Surgery (1999), University of Minnesota, School of Dentistry, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency (2000), Naval Dental Center, Great Lakes, Illinois
  • Certificate in Endodontics (2006), University of Iowa, College of Dentistry, Iowa City, Iowa
Professional Activities
  • Diplomate, American Board of Endodontics
  • American Association of Endodontics
  • American Dental Association
  • Minnesota Dental Association

Verified Patient Reviews

4.7 out of 5 (198 Reviews) (19 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
February 25, 2019
Dr.Royal and his assistant were wonderful!!! I was quite nervous about having a root canal - and they were so careful to make sure I was alright and had no discomfort!!!
3.6 out of 5
February 20, 2019
referred back to my dentist for help in determining what plan of action would be best because he knows status of other teeth that would be affected.
5 out of 5
February 14, 2019
Dr. Royal is very professional and thorough.
4.9 out of 5
February 4, 2019
Loved both Dr. Royal and his Assistant/nurse. Great!
5 out of 5
January 17, 2019
all options well explained
5 out of 5
January 15, 2019
Given a pamphlet on follow up care and also prescription for an antibiotic if needed. Doctor explained why one root canal wasn't totally completed and to check back in 6 months when further oral surgery might be needed. Told what symptoms to look for. Very thorough.
5 out of 5
January 9, 2019
Outstanding
5 out of 5
October 8, 2018
Very respectful of my dental anxiety.
5 out of 5
July 9, 2018
I would highly recommend Dr. Royal!! I had my first root canal and was quite nervous. He has a very kind demeanor, informed me of everything that he was doing and my procedure was virtually pain free. He did an excellent job and my tooth feels great!
4.4 out of 5
May 29, 2018
All very good.
5 out of 5
March 29, 2018
Dr. Royal and his assistant were very helpful, did a great job, and helped put me at ease.
5 out of 5
February 18, 2018
Dr Royal is a great communicator
4.9 out of 5
January 15, 2018
I was very pleased with the dental hygienist or dentist assistant and the doctor.
5 out of 5
December 7, 2017
It may be good idea to give patient a check list by day / time of RX and over the counter medications. A little hard to track multiples over a weeks time.
4.3 out of 5
December 1, 2017
Doctor did a GREAT job, was very happy how he used the talent of his training, hands, and brain to do such deleicate procedure.
5 out of 5
November 17, 2017
I hope if I need any future treatment I can request Dr. Royal
5 out of 5
August 16, 2017
Excellent care from Dentist!!
0.7 out of 5
May 30, 2017
There was no treatment plan established. I was offered a root canal or to deal with the pain. A root canal will not fix cracked and physically damaged teeth. One of the teeth already had a root canal and it did not help. I was made to feel as though my chronic pain was the cause. I am not a type A personality or someone that complains, I am not a drug seeker or an uneducated person. I have legitimate pain and felt I wasted my visit.
4.9 out of 5
April 29, 2017
I have seen Dr. Royal twice for two different root canals and both times I feel he was superb. He was kind, caring, explained everything well and overall I had a really terrific experience and would definitely return if I needed such treatment again. Thank You for such quality care.
5 out of 5
March 27, 2017
Care during treatment and aftercare follow up calls were greatly appreciated
5 out of 5
January 23, 2017
He was honest with me in regards to treatment.
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