Education:

  • B.S., Biology (2004), Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Doctor of Dental Surgery (2009), University of Maryland School of Dentistry, Baltimore, Maryland
  • Certificate in Endodontics and Master of Science (2011), University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Professional Activities

  • Former Clinical Faculty, University of Minnesota, Division of Endodontics
  • Past President, Minnesota Association of Endodontists
  • American Association of Endodontics
  • American Association of Women Dentists

Verified Patient Reviews

4.9 out of 5 (202 Reviews) (138 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
January 29, 2024
Excellent service and treatment. Very professional and took my concerns and fears into consideration. Highly recommend your office and commented to my referring dentist that it was a great referral and experience. Thank you.
5 out of 5
January 19, 2024
BEST IN THE BUSINESS
5 out of 5
January 18, 2024
Very good experience.
5 out of 5
January 14, 2024
I'd recommend to anyone and will be sure to instruct my primary dentist to recommend to anyone on Medicare needing a root canal use her as well!
5 out of 5
January 11, 2024
The only thing I would have preferred is more explanation of what they were actually doing during the procedure. This would not be detailed step-by-step. We're through the crown", "I've suctioned the infection from the canal", "you're doing great", halfway there", "crown looks good, I'm going to fill the hole" would be helpful. I realize (and appreciate) the 75 minutes was on the short end of expected time, but it seems forever when you don't know how much time is left! I am not asking for "chit-chat"; I absolutely appreciate that Dr. Roach was focused, concentrating on her work and the assistant was fabulous as well! An option for earbuds with music playing would be nice, I think.
5 out of 5
December 25, 2023
Everyone at the Rosemount office is top notch!
5 out of 5
December 25, 2023
Dr Roach and her assistant were so kind and made me feel comfortable in spite of feeling anxious about my root canal. I experienced a fair amount of pain after my appointment due to a significant amount of infection cleaned out. I called Dr Roach she responded quickly and was kind and so attentive to my concerns about the pain I was experiencing and prescribed a short term pain med. I can't say enough good things about her expertise and ability to make her patient relax during a root canal. Her assistant was also wonderful and caring and checked how I was doing during the procedure. Kudos to both of them!!
5 out of 5
December 19, 2023
Information was most helpful.
5 out of 5
December 19, 2023
Great experience. Very thorough and thoughtful.
5 out of 5
December 18, 2023
Great listener
5 out of 5
December 5, 2023
The dentist and the dental assistant had great bed side manner. I was at such ease I fell asleep.
5 out of 5
October 22, 2023
Dr. Roach is very thorough in her work. She is very patient and skilled in her profession.
5 out of 5
October 17, 2023
I've never had a better experience with a dental team than the one list this. If they weren't specialists I'd see them for all my dental needs!
5 out of 5
October 17, 2023
Both the dentist and the technician were SO helpful in explaining everything they were doing. The Dr gave me options for next steps and what she would personally recommend. I felt very heard and comforted by both of them.
5 out of 5
October 17, 2023
Not only did I have a great experience with the Dr/tech, the person working at the front desk was SO helpful. They called my insurance and printed off information so I could understand my coverage and exactly what I would owe. They were willing to schedule me into January so I would have partial coverage through my insurance instead of paying all out of pocket.
5 out of 5
September 25, 2023
I will. Certainly recommend this practice to anyone who needs help!!
5 out of 5
September 11, 2023
Went in for a redo on a root canal (by another dentist) and we ended up doing a root canal on another tooth that I was having issues with at the time. Dr. R. Was very helpful in the decision process.
5 out of 5
September 6, 2023
It was a good experience.
5 out of 5
September 6, 2023
The assistant and dentist were very personable and helped me thru the process.
5 out of 5
July 21, 2023
My experience truly is unsurpassed in the care I got here. I cannot speak highly enough of the professionalism of the care I received which was delivered with excellence and caring.
5 out of 5
July 21, 2023
I cannot express enough how impressed I am by Dr.Roach and her dental assistant. Their caring and compassion and expertise, along with how well they function As a team is truly remarkable
5 out of 5
July 5, 2023
The experience was excellent. They checked in on me multiple times to make sure I was doing ok. I cried a little bit at the beginning of my appointment because of the frustration with my experience at my regular dentist office. Awkward for me, but both the Dr Roach and her assistant were kind and patient with me.
5 out of 5
July 5, 2023
The experience was great. I came because a file was stuck in my root from a root canal at my regular dentist. Dr Roach and her assistant were very professional. They be were kind and calming to me. Very thoughtful with their approach. Not a lot of banter between them, just all business. They were efficient and things seemed very cleanly and neat in the room. Everything they needed was right where it needed to be. The outcome was not as I had hoped, but their kindness and professionalism was really valued by me.
5 out of 5
June 27, 2023
Dr. Roach explained all of the options well and made everything clear.
5 out of 5
June 27, 2023
I was very happy with my treatment. There was really no pain involved with my root canal. I didn't even need to take ibuprofen after the visit--my tooth and gums felt fine.
5 out of 5
June 11, 2023
Dr Roach and assistant were excellent! Highly recommend!
5 out of 5
June 11, 2023
Cody at the front desk is so good! Very personable, kind, great listener and I really felt like he cared.
5 out of 5
June 3, 2023
Dentist did an excelent job.
5 out of 5
June 3, 2023
I,d give doctor Roach an a rating.
5 out of 5
May 27, 2023
I did recommend Dr. Roach to a friend for a root canal, which she did go to.
5 out of 5
May 26, 2023
I was very impressed with Dr. Roach and her assistant. Both of them were caring, kind and took the time to listen to me and invite any questions. In particular I was extremely impressed with Dr. Roach's calming tone of voice and through explanation of possible treatments and outcomes.
5 out of 5
May 24, 2023
Dr. Roach was great! Explained eerything, gave me options, did not push me in any direction, kind, gentle....glad to have Dr. Roach to do my root canal.
5 out of 5
May 18, 2023
Dr Roach is easy to talk to and her explanations of the issues were clear.
5 out of 5
May 16, 2023
Samantha was great
5 out of 5
May 15, 2023
I was very satisfied with Dr. Roach and her assistant Allie. They were great about making me comfortable.
4.8 out of 5
April 30, 2023
Both Dr. Roach and her dental assistant were incredibly kind and reassuring for me at every step of this procedure. I have some pretty severe dental anxiety, cried a little, and was very nervous. They both comforted me and talked me through every step in an encouraging way that made me feel very calm. I also did not feel any embarrassment about my anxiety - both individuals were so understanding and caring. Would absolutely recommend!
4.8 out of 5
April 30, 2023
I wish Dr. Roach had provided a bit more information about what she had seen while treating me at the end of our visit. I was a bit curious about how things looked, it it was pretty routine or challenging, andante reassurance that they saw issues once they were in my tooth that a root canal was warranted for. But it was a long appointment and I'm sure she had other duties to fulfill afterward. I also didn't think to ask the questions while there so I take most responsibility.
5 out of 5
April 25, 2023
Dr Roach took extra time to go above and beyond. Answered my questions. Called me back. Very kind and sweet.
5 out of 5
April 5, 2023
Dr Roach did a good job of explaining options and explaining what was done afterwards. The tooth had no complications afterwards and I can now comfortably chew food on that side since treatment.
5 out of 5
March 28, 2023
No anxiety whatsoever.
5 out of 5
February 21, 2023
I appreciated the dentist's honesty and opinion as to my future treatment
5 out of 5
February 12, 2023
This place was hands down top notch team. I would definitely recommend them to anyone. They listened to my needs and provided comfort when needed.
5 out of 5
February 6, 2023
They were kind and gentle
5 out of 5
January 31, 2023
I was very happy with all.
5 out of 5
January 30, 2023
Different options were explained to me, as were risks and benefits of each. Dental assistant made a point to "check on me" many times during the procedure asking "are you still doing ok?" I felt like both the dentist and assistant had my best interest and comfort in mind. They both seemed incredibly knowledgeable in the procedure I was having done.
4.8 out of 5
January 27, 2023
The entire team at this office did an excellent job!
4.8 out of 5
January 27, 2023
Both the dentist and technician were very good listeners and explained fully what was happening and options.
5 out of 5
January 8, 2023
Spoke to a neighbor and found she's been to same office and was very satisfied too
5 out of 5
January 6, 2023
Dr. Roach did a great job overall, and I would recommend her
5 out of 5
January 4, 2023
Dentist was thorough. She enquired my tooth problem, then examined and informed me what she intended to do after looking at x-ray. Area was numbed to my satisfactory. When she was done she explained to me what she did, explained my after visit care and said to follow up with the dentist asap. Love the Apron Shield !!
5 out of 5
January 4, 2023
I was not nervous due to the fact, initials welcoming erased. There was excellent team work. Very caring and professionally done. The receptionist seemed very knowledgeable. Will not hesitate to recommend this dental office. He showed me an estimate and agreed to send In claim before I pay per my request. The entire team was Instrumental getting my dental work done. I was very satisfied, I wanted to express my gratitude right there but thought of this survey to do so. I was impressed.I even gotten a F/U call from the receptionist. He even offered to help me connect with my dentist, after making umpteen calls without anyone answering.
5 out of 5
December 26, 2022
Great experience, thank you
5 out of 5
December 26, 2022
The endodonist was "the best"! A great experience.
5 out of 5
December 19, 2022
Thank you very much doctor Samantha Roach, you are the best dentist I ever meet.
5 out of 5
December 18, 2022
She's amazing !
5 out of 5
December 16, 2022
Good
5 out of 5
December 16, 2022
Good
5 out of 5
November 27, 2022
Both the dentist and assistant were wonderful. My son has high anxiety and a curious mind. They explained things to hun and answered questions while they waited for his nerves to calm and they listened to what he needed.
5 out of 5
November 19, 2022
Very attentive to my comfort and needs. Appreciated the explanatory information given.
5 out of 5
November 19, 2022
I appreciated the care given by the doctor and assistant to ensure my comfort and pain free experience. Dr Roach did excellent job in giving shots. The only shot that was slightly painful was in the roof of my mouth, which is to be expected. Dr. Roach seemed very thorough in her work. The assistant was very attentive and helpful.
5 out of 5
November 14, 2022
Outstanding Dentist
5 out of 5
November 7, 2022
Felt rushed with the dental assistant. She was kind. Knowledgeable but I did not feel she was open to questions. Endodontist was thorough. I am a professional in the health care field, I felt that she spoke with me in an appropriate manner.
5 out of 5
November 1, 2022
I much appreciated the professionalism of everyone; along with having an intelligent conversation with the dentist. And there was something else that I was going to say along the same vein, but the thought left my mind all too quickly.
5 out of 5
October 18, 2022
I was impressed with my visit.
5 out of 5
October 15, 2022
Good experience
5 out of 5
September 30, 2022
Everyone that I had contact with on my visit went over and above to make me feel comfortable and informed! This is an awesome office!
5 out of 5
September 23, 2022
Dr Roach LISTENED to a particular concern I had and accommodated me.
5 out of 5
September 6, 2022
She's nice and explained good
5 out of 5
August 20, 2022
Good experience.
5 out of 5
August 14, 2022
Dr. Roach and team provided the most superior service that I've received in a very long time.
5 out of 5
August 13, 2022
Although we haven't made a treatment plan yet, Dr. Roach has been very good about explaining everything. She even took the time to do a follow-up call with me and didn't just have her assistant do it. Found that to be above and beyond
5 out of 5
July 28, 2022
Already recommend them
5 out of 5
July 8, 2022
Both my assistant and dentist were exceptional.
5 out of 5
July 1, 2022
Straight forward cost information. Careful diagnosis. No unnecessary treatment.I really trust this dentist and office.
5 out of 5
July 1, 2022
Dr. Roach was exception. She was careful to diagnose the problem and followed up with me to explain the results of a radiology report.
5 out of 5
June 30, 2022
The post procedure pain was non-existent. I attribute that to the skill of Dr Roach.
5 out of 5
June 3, 2022
Dr. Roach was thorough in her explanations, answered my questions and made sure I understood my options.
5 out of 5
June 3, 2022
The dental assistant and Dr. Roach were an efficient team. I felt fortunate to be under the care of skilled and experienced practitioners. When prepping me and gathering information before Dr. Roach enter the exam room, her dental assistant was caring, personable and gave me confidence that I'd made the right decision to use this dental practice for treatment. Later, when receiving anesthesia injections, they could tell I was tense. Dr. Roach said a couple of times, "Keep breathing," and her dental assistant placed a reassuring hand on my shoulder. I appreciated those gestures.
5 out of 5
May 30, 2022
My son had an outstanding experience! Both the endodontist and dental assistant were caring, knowledgeable, and provided amazing care. Highly recommend, 10 out of 10!
5 out of 5
May 14, 2022
Dr. Roach and her assistant were wonderful! Took time to explain my treatment, the scheduling manager was most pleasant! Can't say enough good about the team!!
5 out of 5
May 11, 2022
Listen, these guys were great, caring concerned and wanted me to be comfortable
5 out of 5
May 9, 2022
Everyone was great!
5 out of 5
April 20, 2022
I was extremely satisfied with Dr. Roach and the care that she gave me. I thought her assistant was very well informed and helpful.
5 out of 5
April 6, 2022
Dr Samantha was so professional and easy to talk to
5 out of 5
March 25, 2022
Thorough explanation of the procedure, expectations and alternative options.
5 out of 5
March 17, 2022
AWESOME experience with Dr. Roach and her assistant
5 out of 5
March 17, 2022
Dr. Roach was very thorough in providing treatment, and I am very happy with how well she administered anesthetic and how careful she was doing my root canal. Her assistant was so helpful and made me very comfortable throughout the process. I will recommend (and have already recommended) anyone who is in need of endodontic treatment to see Dr. Roach.
5 out of 5
March 14, 2022
Great team work while in the chair,pillow under my head was great!
5 out of 5
March 7, 2022
Everything occurred on time!
5 out of 5
March 7, 2022
My first root canal and the team was excellent in preparing me for the procedure.
5 out of 5
February 19, 2022
Very happy with Dr. Roach and my treatment
5 out of 5
February 19, 2022
Would highly recommend. Best dental treatment I have received.
5 out of 5
February 7, 2022
Excelent
5 out of 5
February 7, 2022
Excelent organization
5 out of 5
February 7, 2022
Of course, we need more people like you. Thank you
5 out of 5
February 7, 2022
Very good. They made it very comfortable for me.
5 out of 5
January 31, 2022
Excellent
5 out of 5
January 31, 2022
Would give great reviews.
5 out of 5
January 31, 2022
Explained my dental care results, adequately.
5 out of 5
January 17, 2022
Excellent and gentle mannerism.
5 out of 5
January 17, 2022
Front desk person extra friendly and welcoming in Rosemount!
5 out of 5
January 17, 2022
Excellent staff.
5 out of 5
November 23, 2021
WILL recommend Dr. Roach to any and everyone. She is fantastic!
5 out of 5
November 5, 2021
No complaints at all
5 out of 5
November 5, 2021
Both assistant and dentist did a great job trying keep me calm and comfortable....I'm twit
5 out of 5
November 5, 2021
The entire team at the Rosemount location did a great job and making me feel more comfortable, knowing that I was nervous about having a procedure I'd never had before.
5 out of 5
October 29, 2021
Dr. Roach is a wonderful oral surgeon. She is patient and compassionate. I have chronic facial pain from Trigeminal Neuralgia and she was knowledgeable and adjusted treatment as needed.
5 out of 5
October 25, 2021
I will definitely come back to Dr. Roach's office in the future. Dr. Roach and here entire team are fabulous.
5 out of 5
October 11, 2021
Very good experience with your whole team!
5 out of 5
October 11, 2021
Dr Roach & her Assistant were the best, I have anxiety about dental appt & procedures & they made me feel very comfortable & cared about my pain; I would recommend to anyone!
4.6 out of 5
October 9, 2021
Good
4.6 out of 5
October 9, 2021
My experience with the service was very helpful for me.
5 out of 5
October 8, 2021
I am a little perplexed in that this experience was so much BETTER, I am less hesitant to have this procedure done in the future, Hope I don't ever need it again but it was not that bad at all.
5 out of 5
October 6, 2021
Dr. Roach was very professional, answered all of my questions and gave me great advise on care of my tooth and if any problems would arise on contacts,
5 out of 5
October 4, 2021
I went in for my first ever root canal very nervous. It went smoothly thanks to professional and compassionate staff.
5 out of 5
October 1, 2021
I was treated with respect and as if I had/have a brain. There was a kindness underlying all aspects of communication with staff.
5 out of 5
August 30, 2021
Again, glowing recommendations for my son, the dental assistant (sorry I forgot her name), and Dr. Roach. Very glad and happy to have TDS here in Rosemount!
5 out of 5
August 30, 2021
I cannot say enough great things to describe my care under Dr, Roach and her assistant. Both were professionals in every sense of the word. They listened to my needs, and provided better than exceptional care to me. Thank you to both of them!
5 out of 5
August 30, 2021
I enjoyed the conversation, needed to get something done to alleviate pain
5 out of 5
August 9, 2021
Good
5 out of 5
August 9, 2021
Good
5 out of 5
July 26, 2021
I was highly satisfied with the service, from the scheduler to the endodontist.
5 out of 5
July 7, 2021
Dr Roach is very good.
5 out of 5
June 29, 2021
Very informative and kind
5 out of 5
June 29, 2021
I was very impressed. They were very welcoming and professional.
5 out of 5
June 21, 2021
Dr Roach was very thorough and pleasant
5 out of 5
June 4, 2021
I recommend all ready
5 out of 5
May 5, 2021
I only had an exray and consult done, so can't speak to what level their expertise is. Everyone seemed very knowledgeable and professional tho.
5 out of 5
April 23, 2021
satisfied
5 out of 5
April 23, 2021
satisfied as 1st time visiting
5 out of 5
April 12, 2021
Dr. Roach and assistant were very accommodating in helping me find a comfortable position due to 3 ruptured discs in my neck
5 out of 5
March 19, 2021
Dr. Roach definitely had my best interest in mind when discussing treatment plan. A++++ service.
5 out of 5
March 15, 2021
The doctor and nurse were outstanding. They were thorough, careful, kind and compassionate. I was pretty nervous, as I've never had any serious work done, and this was as pleasant as it could have been.
5 out of 5
January 31, 2021
Excellent!
5 out of 5
November 14, 2020
This was the first time I met Dr. Roach. I found her to be EXTREMELY GOOD at her job and VERY CARING!!! She never seemed rushed and I could tell she wanted to make sure I knew what was going on with my tooth and how the procedure would go. She answered all my questions with patience and a real caring attitude! Her assistant was just as professional and caring! I really appreciated how they let me know along the way how the procedure was going!
5 out of 5
September 30, 2020
Dr. Roach explained things clearly and at a level appropriate for me. I felt like I was given the information to make a clear choice in treatment. The procedure went very well and I was not in any discomfort.
5 out of 5
September 19, 2020
I was very pleased with Dr. Roach's experience & level of care. She's wonderful. There was really very little discomfort during my procedure & she explained things as she went along with the procedure.
5 out of 5
August 28, 2020
Dr. roach did an excellent job.
4.3 out of 5
August 14, 2020
very pleased with doctor and her assistant
5 out of 5
December 24, 2019
extremely happy with my experience with your team.
5 out of 5
August 21, 2019
We spoke about all treatment options before deciding on a course of action.
5 out of 5
August 18, 2019
Dr was amazing she explains everything to me and was very gentle doting work done
5 out of 5
June 30, 2019
Dr. Roach put me completely at ease. She was kind, thorough, and compassionate, both when discussing the problem I had with my tooth, and in pausing to check in with me during the root canal. She also kept me updated on her progress during the procedure which kept me calm.
5 out of 5
June 10, 2019
Dr. Roach was very through and professional and, clearly, skilled
5 out of 5
April 8, 2019
Dr. Roach and her team were awesome! They squeezed me in for an emergency root canal, and were nothing but professional, empathetic, and warm. A great experience!
5 out of 5
March 29, 2019
Dr. Roach was wonderful.
5 out of 5
March 18, 2019
Dr. Roach is very skillful, detailed, clear and she listened to what I needed help with. Her treatment showed immediate healing on one of my concerns just right aftet my first visit. I knew I can trust her seeing and feeling improvements the way I experienced it.
4.7 out of 5
March 6, 2019
I felt very confident that I would be well cared for. Very pleasant environment.
5 out of 5
January 25, 2019
Dr. Roach is one of the best doctors I have ever been treated by.