About Your Dentist

Richard Battaglia, DDS

Dr. Battaglia attended South Dakota State and Purdue University for his undergraduate degree and the University of Minnesota Dental School for his dental degree.

He and his wife live in Ramsey, Minnesota with their two children and their two Italian greyhounds.

Dr. Battaglia enjoys many hobbies such as hunting, fishing, golfing, traveling and spending time with his extensive family members.

He thoroughly enjoys his profession as a dental health care provider and especially the daily interactions and relationships he has built with his many patients and is grateful for the trust they put in him as their dentist.

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Melissa Palmieri, DMD

"We must become the change we want to see in the world." - Mahatma Gandhi

My Mission

"My mission as a dentist is to educate my patients on the impact of oral health on their overall health. I want to work with my patients to help them smile with confidence and pride."


Doctorate of Dental Medicine
Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine – Glendale, AZ

Bachelor of Arts in Biomedical Science
Midwestern University – Glendale, AZ

Bachelor of Science in Biology
Loyola Marymount University – Los Angeles, CA

Continuing Education & Professional Memberships

  • Participation in MWU Bicon Implant Placement Grant
  • Academy of Laser Dentistry Certification (810nm Diode & 2780nm Er,Cr:YSGG laser)
  • Member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM)
  • Member of the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD)
  • Member of the American Dental Association (ADA)

Life & Hobbies

Dr. Palmieri married in October 2018 and they are expecting their first child in July 2019. In her spare time, Dr. Palmieri enjoys cooking and traveling.