Meet Our SE Calgary Dentists

Meet the dedicated dentists at Progressive Dental in SE (South East) Calgary. We think of our Calgary patients as extended family.


Dr. Robert Phan, DDS

Dr. Robert Phan, who is originally from Vietnam and emigrated to Edmonton, joined Progressive Dental in 1998. He graduated from the University of Alberta in 1998. Robert has been an invaluable addition to the Progressive Dental and even though he grew up in Edmonton, he is now proud to call himself a Calgarian and is actively involved in the local community.

Robert believes in creating and maintaining healthy smiles, and his philosophy of dentistry is to provide each of his patients with the healthy smile and dental health they deserve. Robert enjoys working with the entire Progressive Dental team and finds that dentistry is immensely satisfying. He continues to enjoy practicing dentistry, and he looks forward to working with his existing patients--and to meeting the new ones that will cross his path.

Dr. Robert Phan, SE Calgary Dentist

Dr. Justin Palmer, DDS

Dr. Justin Palmer is the son of Dr. Brian Palmer, the original founder of Progressive Dental. Justin was born and raised in Calgary right in Midnapore and Sundance. Justin idolized his dad while growing up and wanted to be just like him. So, as he grew up, he did everything possible to prepare to become a dentist, as there was no doubt in his mind what he wanted to do with his life. He graduated from the University of Florida College of Dentistry in 2008 and had been practicing at his own practice in Okotoks and was filling in at Progressive whenever needed.

Since his father has retired, Justin is now at Progressive Dental full time as a partner with Dr. Robert Phan. He is extremely passionate about being able to provide family dental care. Justin especially enjoys meeting and spending time with new patients. He also enjoys playing games, outdoor sports; such as swimming, water skiing, and mountain biking, watching movies and hanging out with friends and family.

Justin is the President of the FSMA Canada Alberta chapter. His son has a disease called SMA (which stand for Spinal Muscular Atrophy). It is in the Muscular Dystrophy group of conditions – meaning all his muscles are weak. He is on the executive board and actively strives to encourage families affected by this condition to help and support each other.

Dr. Justin Palmer, SE Calgary Dentist

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