Meet the Doctor

S. Donovan Essen, DDS

S. Donovan Essen, DDS

General Dentist

The minute you walk through the door, you will know you've come to the right place. Dr. S. Donovan Essen takes the time to provide you with the best care possible. Rather than being rushed, you know that Dr. Essen is there to serve your needs. A graduate of prestigious Northwestern University School of Dentistry, Dr. Essen has served the needs of Palm City residents for 20 years. His extensive focus on advanced, post-doctoral education includes orthodontics, full mouth reconstruction and IV sedation. In addition, Dr. Essen is a diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.

Dr. Essen and his wife reside in Palm City. They enjoy boating, fishing and traveling in our beautiful state.

Dr. Essen is a member of the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, the American society for the Advancement of Anesthesia in Dentistry, the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology, and the American Orthodontic Society. He is a Diplomat of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and adjunct faculty at Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine.

Our Services

Family Care

From toddlers to the elderly, our skilled dental team is familiar with the unique needs of every patient, no matter their age. Our goal is to help them develop great oral habits that will last them a lifetime.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry is one of the most cost-effective ways to improve your appearance. A beautiful, bright, healthy smile will increase self-confidence and overall life satisfaction. We have many options, so please call us today!

Smile Whitening

Many everyday things like coffee, tea and wine can significantly dull teeth. Smile-whitening enables us to significantly brighten your smile for that dazzling white smile you deserve.

Crowns & Bridges

Protect and keep badly decayed or fractured teeth while maintaining a beautiful smile. Made to perfectly match the shape and shade of your other teeth, they’re durable, strong, and undetectable.

Dental Implants

Dental implants are a great option for replacing missing teeth, improving chewing ability, eliminating bridges, and replacing dentures. Several implants may provide a base for fixed bridges or can be used to secure dentures.


The common silver filling contains mercury. We use the highest-quality biocompatible, tooth-colored restorations to create healthy, beautiful smiles without all of the prep-work associated with traditional fillings.

Our Location

Donovan Essen DDS General & Implant Dentistry

1500 SW Mapp Road
Palm City, FL 34990

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