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Qualifications and Experience
Sienna Palmer is a dentist and cosmetic dentist serving the community of Santa Monica, CA. Dr. Palmer attended the University of Southern California, where she received her dental degree. Dr. Palmer is a part of Meridien Dental. She was a part of Dental Humanitarian Outreach Group, where she orchestrated a 50 person humanitarian trip to Jamaica. The group provided comprehensive care to over 400 underserved patients. During her consultations, Dr. Palmer explains patients’ conditions and helps them choose an appropriate treatment plan. She helps patients receive the treatment they need.
Verified Patient Reviews
My teeth feel sooo clean! She is a very friendly doctor. Gentle and calming. I will definitely be back to see Dr Palmer again.
Going to the dentist is never at the top of my list of things I like to do, but Dr Palmer always makes it as pleasant as can be. She thoroughly explains all my options if anything beyond a cleaning needs to be done, and is as gentle as can be.
I hadnt been to a dentist in an embarassingly long time. Sienna didn't guilt me and eased me through the process of getting my teeth back in shape with kindness and efficiency. The office is lovely and I was able to sit back and watch Netflix while they did my cleaning and handled my fillings.
Dr. Palmer was incredibly kind and informative. Made me feel at ease while she walked me through what she was doing and why she was doing it. Highly recommended!
Dr. Palmer was very kind however, I felt she was a little too aggressive with her treatment. I came in for sensitivity and she cleaned up a couple cavities but then when I went back to level out my bite she basically un-did all her work and I was left with very high sensitivity again so I had to go to my dentist back home to have her fix it. I hope others have better experiences because she was very nice and friendly!
I hadn't been to the dentist in years and Dr. Palmer was understanding, thorough and didn't chastise or guilt me for going so long between appointments. The offices were clean, bright and inviting and I was taken back as soon as I checked in. Love being able to watch Netflix or Hulu during my cleanings! Will definitely be back.
I loved it he level of enthusiasm. She’s great! If she doesn’t like dentistry, she can always be a... model.
My retainer fell out again and Sienna was kind enough to take the time and effort to redo the procedure. Very precise and professional - cannot ask for a better doctor
Dr. Palmer is extremely professional and has an excellent bed side manner. She takes great care when dealing with patients and I am always in and out within an hour. Thank you, Dr. P!
Most skilled dentist i’ve met - very patient and takes her time
I was TERRIFIED of the dentist, and Dr. Palmer has helped ease my anxiety with each visit. She is very patient, gentle, and thorough. So glad I found her! :)
Dr. Palmer was thorough, friendly and her manner is one of calm professionalism, I felt I was in very capable hands. Thank you Dr. Palmer.
Extra points for being so pretty
Dr. Palmer is very skilled and thorough in her work, caring and friendly. I felt safe. Very grateful
Best dendist ever??
Respectfully informs me on what I could do to better take care of my teeth without making me feel to sad about my horrible dental hygiene. Also is fantastic at numbing my pain from both the filling of my cavity, and the crippling depression I have. My only complaint is the she does not have NBA league pass so I was unable to watch the pacers vs cavs replay. Why did I take the time to write this strange review? Because, well, I am quite strange, or rather am so bored and unfulfilled that I wrote a rambling think piece about entirely nothing.
Sienna was really awesome and her hygienists were pleasant as well. I had about as good of an experience as you can have when you get cavities filled.
Dr. Palmer is an angel. She is very thorough and knowledgeable with a gentle touch. Her assistant is also very friendly and gentle. Meridien Dental is professional, very clean, organized and high-tech- everything you would wish for in a dental office. And it also has a nice healing vibe.~
Super friendly staff, very thorough dentist and technician, and spotless office. Loved it!
Amazing doctor. Very intuitive and extremely kind.
Sooooo I NEVER write reviews but Dr. Palmer and Sheila definetely deserve one! Saw them twice so far (most recent visit being today), and had some work done as well as a cleaning. Sienna has great bedside manner and is highly professional. I felt totally relaxed and safe. Sheila is awesome as well. She makes you feel comfortable, and takes your mind off everything. Sienna is very good at her job, and does amazing work. If you live in SaMo and are searching for a dentist, I would highly recommend Dr. Palmer. And make sure Sheila is there! Awesome all around. Thanks so much!
The Doctor has soft touch and wonderful personality.
Sienna Palmer, DDS, is the Kobey Bryant of dentistry!
Dr. Palmer is an exceptional dentist with one of the best bedside manners I've come across in a very long time. My check up cleaning appointment was quick and easy. Her office is also very tranquil- it feels like a spa!
She did a great job and is very knowledgeable.
Dr. Palmer is very professional and I'm happy with the quality of work she does. She explains everything clearly, and makes sure I'm well informed about my options before treatment. The office is a well lit comfortable environment. And if you like to watch TV or Youtube during your cleaning, there's a nice entertainment system you can control with a remote. The receptionists at the front desk are friendly and were helpful with the many questions I had on the phone.
Moved to Santa Monica over five years ago and I've been going to the same dentist in San Diego for over a decade. Finally couldn't do the commute anymore and had to find a local dentist. My wife found Dr. Palmer and I couldn't be happier. Dr. Palmer and her staff are always welcoming and make you feel very comfortable. For a dentist office the vibe is somewhat relaxing and thats saying something. Definitely recommend her. And you can netflix while you're getting your teeth cleaned so what more could you ask for.
Dr. Palmer is great! She gives you the information you need to know and she has a great bedside manner. I'm a person who hates the dentist and I'm pretty sensitive to mouth pain, but she makes me feel calm and I appreciate that
Great visit. The office is nicely decorated. Staff is friendly and helpful. Dr. Palmer was knowledgeable, gentle and explained my dental needs. There was a nice view from the dental chair which helped me relax as I am sometimes anxious at the dental office.
Nice office. First Time I've ever enjoyed the dentist. Very professional and kind mannered. The wait was less than five minutes long and a very clean inviting atmosphere. I would recommend to families and friends.
I had a lovely first experience with Dr. Palmer from start to finish. She is so friendly and approachable; she finds a way to be relatable to anyone she is taking care of. I went in for a simple cleaning and exam, but will be returning in a few weeks for a small follow-up procedure. I've been very fortunate to have few dental issues in my lifetime, but Dr. Palmer clearly explained everything to me, including advice about how to improve my dental well being moving forward. The facility was very comfortable and chic and the staff friendly and helpful as well. I would strongly recommend this practice! Looking forward coming back here year after year. Update: I went back a week later for my fillings appt. I was in and out of the office within an hour, and she worked on 3 fillings while I watched TV and listen to music the whole time. I am very thankful to have found Dr. Palmer and her team at Meridien Dental.
I recommend Dr. Palmer, especially if you need someone who has empathy and has a way of describing things positively. She is great at solutions for whatever issue you may have. My last dentist wouldn't point out scary things in a way that made me understand, but Dr. Palmer was able to talk about everything in a way that helped without any drama and did an amazing job. More than just professional and capable, she brings a very human side to her practice that makes you feel you are really getting thoughtful care and time is being taken to do the right thing. So refreshing after being rather run over at my last few dentists. Dr. Palmer and her team gave me a very thorough exam and I teeth felt nice and clean after the cleaning. I even told my father and co workers about her and how nice the office was!
She was great
I have never had a problem with visiting the dentist before, but overall I had a pretty unpleasant experience at this office. I'd like to start off by saying that the staff is professional, Dr. Palmer is very nice and explains what you can expect during the procedures. The cleaning that I received lasted about a total of 15 minutes, compared to very thorough cleanings (lasting around 45-60 min) that I have always had elsewhere. My teeth barely felt cleaner after the cleaning. It seemed like the person who she asked to clean my teeth might have been an intern, or it was there first time ever doing a cleaning. I don't doubt that Dr. Palmer did a good job with the actual work that was done herself. With that being said, their tools stopped working multiple times while drilling in my mouth which was very concerning. It did not seem that Dr. Palmer felt very comfortable while drilling in my mouth, which definitely made me nervous. Lastly, the Dental Assistant was very rough with the suction tool to hold open my mouth. It was more uncomfortable than i had ever experienced. Overall, the team exudes inexperience and I don't feel comfortable returning.
She recommended I get fillings and I did but they were terribly done and now my insurance will not cover them again for two years so I have to pay out of pocket. Went to another dentist who told me I didn't even need fillings in the first place. Also, she took x-rays but they were never explained or showed to me. When I asked about my wisdom teeth I never got an answer. The office is nice but that's all the good I can say.
Friendly Front Desk, Friendly Dental Assistants, Friendly Doctors! I came in for cleaning, and I hate cleaning, but everyone made it a pleasant experience. I've been to many Dentists in LA but i have to say that Meridien Dental is the best. They always make sure you're doing okay when their hands all are up in your mouth. And they also let you talk and when they do that, they take their hands out of my mouth, and believe it or not, not all dentist do that. The lobby is nice and clean, the equipment is nice, new, and high tech. If you want professional, friendly and funny dentist, choose Meridien Dental You won't regret it!
Clearly 5+. Like another online reviews - no upsell, everything is what you really need. Unless you asked for the extra stuff, like teeth whitening. Dr.Palmer and Dr.Pham's team is all friendly and great. If you have insurance questions, ask Melissa. You will thank me later!
Dr. Palmer is GREAT! I highly recommend her.
Dr. Palmer is fantastic!! She is very friendly, professional, extremely gentle, easy to talk to and she truly listens to your concerns. She makes your comfort and care her #1 priority. She is very thorough and never rushes through any procedure. She makes sure you are comfortable with the treatment plan before starting anything and never pressures you into doing anything you feel uncomfortable about. I highly recommend her!
Haven't been here too long but the service is wonderful. Real down to earth people who are kind and professional, especially the front office. They go to great lengths to make sure I'm set, and would even look out for me outside of the chair, like with my insurance benefits. If that isn't genuine service, then I really don't know what is. Thanks for everything, Meridien Dental!
Can't express how incredible this office is! I lost a crown last night at 9:15pm. Dr. Palmer saw me at 8:00am today and I am good as new! I am so appreciative that they were able to see me so quickly. I also see Dr. Pham every 6 months for cleaning and I have to say those are some of the best cleaning I have ever gotten. He is extremely pleasant, gentle and thorough. Highly recommend this office - they are the best!
Very professional demeanor and a clear communicator. I was confident in the procedures she recommended for me and left her office with my teeth squeaky clean. :)
I chipped my veneer and was searching for a dentist in Santa Monica. Unfortunately they were either closed or not available. I called this office and they were willing to see me despite their already busy schedule. and I can see why they are busy, they take so much better care of your needs then other offices. They accommodated to my needs and Dr. Palmer did a great job repairing the chip. The whole office was definitely welcoming and made the experience less stressful. Definitely will be coming back! A big "Thank you" to the team at Meridien Dental !
The dental assistant is s young man with no dental experience. He flossed my teeth and it was extremely painful and very awkward. He seemed very unaware of his hands and how to maneuver them in a patients mouth with the right pressure. Dr. Palmer was a doll, very sweet. I would return only if there was a different assistant helping Dr. Palmer.
Talk about making patients feel comfortable and relaxed, this place definitely does that and more. The service is exceptional and I highly recommend going here if you've ever feared going to the dentist. You feel welcomed the second you walk in the door. I, just like many others, am not a fan of going to the dentist. I've had plenty of poor experiences where the doctor doesn't care to explain what's going on and ask about your comfort. More than most times I'm usually tense when walking through the doors of a dentist office. I was seen by Dr. Palmer, and she did an absolutely amazing job with making sure I was comfortable throughout the time I was seen. She explained everything she was doing, along with the tools being used & for what purposes. It gives you that higher sense of security knowing that they care by keeping you informed unlike most other places. They also talked about the pricing and showed me cost before proceeding with the procedures. Some places I've been to just tell you what needs to be done and then pricing afterwards. Thank you Meridien Dental for the amazing work, service, and truly caring for your patients. I'm looking forward to my next visit!
My teeth have never felt so clean! Dr Palmer and her staff were very nice and efficient. I felt very relaxed and comfortable at the dentist for the first time. I'm actually looking forward to my next cleaning. Thanks Dr Palmer!
Very thorough and on-time- recently had back to back appointments (annual cleaning + cavity filling) and not a single complaint. Highly recommended.
She is hands down the best dentist I've ever been to. The dentist has always been my worst nightmare but she has changed that!
Hands down best dentist office I've ever been to. The entire staff is so sweet and helpful. You never have to wait a crazy amount of time to be seen. Just such a nice and relaxing experience and this is coming from someone who does NOT like going to the dentist at all. Definitely recommend. Such a good experience every single time.
I've been going to Meridien Dental for about 1 1/2 years now. I had the same dentist for 23+ years back in NY and loved him. Since moving out to LA 6 years ago, I tried 2 different dentists that I was very unhappy with. I'm so happy to have found Dr. Pham and Dr. Palmer and their team. Everyone I've talked to in their office is very friendly and helpful. They have Netflix in every room while you're getting a cleaning or dental work. They're all very thorough and gentle, and have never pushed me to get unnecessary work done. They do digital X-rays for instant results and explain what they're looking at. They also keep notes on your file for a personal touch. For example, I got engaged last year and they noticed my ring and asked about how he proposed, when we are getting married, etc. When I went back today they asked how wedding planning was going. It's a little step but goes a long way for a personal relationship with their clients. Highly recommended.
Dr. Palmer was excellent. Often times at the dentist I am very anxious but she made me feel at ease and explains everything clearly. The dental office was clean and modern. Staff is very friendly. Happy to have a great neighborhood dentist. Would highly recommend to anyone.
She has great bedside manners and the office is quick, which are both important, but the most important thing is the work. My tooth hurt and was sensitive to cold for 6 weeks after, and she created--ground away parts of my tooth-- a gap between it and the next tooth that masses of stuff gets stuck in there. I mean, enough for another meal later. I guess on the bright side I now floss constantly, otherwise the area is perpetually inflamed. She did this because she closed the gap between the two teeth completely with the filling material and decided to "fix" it by grinding away at my teeth. Who knows what the enamel is like in there now. What is more, the top surface of the tooth is now very rough and seems to catch food as well. It's by far the worst filling I have ever had.
Dr Palmer and her staff are highly professional and comforting. I had no issues signing in and she was more than willing to assist with my issues.
Dr. Palmer was absolutely great! I would highly recommend her for all dental services ranging from a simple cleaning to major dental work. The electronic appointment reminders / check-in enhanced the overall dental experience.
Dr. Palmer and her assistant Julios are really nice. I enjoy my visit with them.
Sienna is amazing but her assistant is a bit rough and clumsy, I would prefer the girl assistant over him as this is the second time my mouth was stretched to pain and has a cut in it.. He's a nice enough boy but not sure if I'd trust him as a dentist.
Today was my first visit with Dr. Palmer. Going to the dentist typically creates a fair amount of anxiety for me, but now I know I am in excellent hands. She is highly skilled, informative, thorough, attentive, and has a warm bedside manner. While I still won't dance my way to appointments, at least now I can go without fear and trepidation :-).
I had a great experience with Dr. Palmer today! She made me feel very comfortable and the office is very beautiful. They even give you the option of Netflix, Hulu and Pandora while getting your treatment. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a new dentist.
Office is very cleaning and modern. You can even watch Hulu or Netflix during your cleaning. Sienna explained everything in great detail and was great to work with. Glad to have found a regular dentist so close to work.
She's great! She was gentle and sweet and I will be back in 3 weeks for more ;)
Dr. Palmer is so talent and keeps you updated on what she is doing while making sure you are comfortable and at ease. Highly recommend!
The filling process was much longer and more painful than I've ever experienced. She made one of the sites hurt and it still hurts over 3 weeks after my appointment. I had such jaw fatigue during that session that we had to stop before she completed every filling she'd planned! I've emailed the office (since I"m now working in rural Africa and have no recourse for visiting a dentist here) but it's been 10 days since the receptionist said my email would be passed along, and I don't understand why a filling should still be sore, unless it has fallen out...? I'm still in a bind and once i return to LA I for sure will never return to her services.
Needing to establish care with a dentist, I (like many of you reading this review) consulted online posts and came across several reviews for Dr. Palmer. She was very pleasant and made me feel comfortable right from the beginning. She demonstrated a high degree of professionalism and competency, which went a long way in getting me through today's procedure. She kept me informed of what was happening and made sure I was comfortable throughout the procedure. I would also remark that she and her dental hygienist worked very closely together and had very good communication and coordination while they worked on me. If you're looking for a dentist, you should consider seeing Dr. Palmer.
Dr. Palmer was very professional and extremely knowledgable. She was efficient, gave insightful recommendations on personal maintenance, and has an exceptional disposition. I would highly recommend her!
Nice clean office, very friendly staff. Appointment was quick and painless. Friendly doctor with great bed side manners.
My visit with Dr. Palmer was an amazing appointment. Went in for checkup and cleaning, also wanted to get my teeth whiten. Dr. Palmer was very helpful by explaining the treatment I need to get done. Looking forward to get all my fillings taking care of before the end of the year. The office has spa feeling environment chill and relaxing. Will come back to get my 6 moth check up.
Dr. Palmer made my appointment very fast and easy. She translated the issues I had well, so that I understood, which made me very comfortable and relaxed. I see why she came highly recommended by my co-workers!
Very professional with excellent bedside manner and high quality work. I moved to LA one year ago and have already gone through two dentists that did a terrible job with a filling and fixing a broken tooth. Dr. Palmer was able to successfully clean up these mistakes with no issues while explaining step by step what she was doing to reassure me the entire time. I wish I found her sooner and saved myself a lot of pain. I finally found my dentist!
Very personable and gentle. Nice office.
I booked my appointment this morning, and got one right after lunch time. The office called during lunch to confirm my appt. and was told that my insurance was verified. Talk about being efficient! Staff was very friendly and helpful. They were super attentive and worked hard to get everything done as soon as possible knowing that I need to rush back to work. Dr. Palmer was so nice and gentle. Got an exam, cleaning, and took care my tooth pain all in less then 2 hours. Looking forward to my next visit.