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Prioritizing Your Health

Gently and comprehensively caring for smiles of all ages as a dentist in Mankato, MN.

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Why Choose River Valley Dental?

Trust and genuine care are the foundation upon which our dental practice is built.

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Comfort

Our main focus is your comfort and well-being. We offer modern technology to make your experience enjoyable.

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Family

We treat every patient like a member of our own family. This promotes close relationships with our patients and partnerships we cherish.

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Convenience

Everyone in Mankato deserves access to first-class dentistry, which is why we offer an in-house dental savings plan, and financing options.

Dr. Tom Pooley

Your kind and friendly dentist in Mankato MN.

‘‘The best part of my job is helping rebuild smiles for people with deteriorating teeth and seeing the joy these people feel when they see their new smiles for the first time.”

  • Voted as one of Mankato’s top dentists in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017

  • Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency program at the University of Minnesota

  • Invisalign® Preferred Provider 2009-Present

Enhance Your Smile

You are never just another set of teeth to us; you are a face with a name and history. It is our privilege to serve you and guide you to your dental goalsPop up text talking about our approach to dentistry.. Our reputation is built on improving your health while preventing any discomfort! No matter your needs or concerns, we have the skill, knowledge, and training to help you achieve your desired outcome.

Our approach to dentistry

At River Valley Dental, we take a preventative approach to dentistry.

That means we look for areas where small or potential problems are arising, and we help you fix them before they become expensive problems.

This approach not only safeguards your oral health, but because your oral health directly impacts your overall body health, it helps ensure you a good quality of life in the long term.

We offer comprehensive care covering all areas of dentistry for the entire family. Not only do we provide general dentistry services, but we also offer advanced services, such as:

  • Invisalign®
  • Porcelain veneers
  • Root canals
  • Dental implants

If you are looking for a dentist in Mankato, MN who offers comprehensive care and makes you feel right at home, we hope you’ll give River Valley Dental a try!

Courteous & Professional Team

With our warm personalities and sincere care for people, our team has been able to help all ages enjoy their dental visit. Through consistent, reliable, and modern dentistry, we have earned the trust of the Mankato community. We continually practice progressive and affordable dentistry Pop up text that shows how we offer affordable dentistry. in a pleasant, comfortable environmentCreates pop up text about how we make you feel at ease..

Feel at ease!

When you visit River Valley Dental, we want you to feel relaxed and comfortable. That’s why we designed our office décor to feel like you are in your own living room and not at a dentist’s office.

Our team will do everything we can to help you look forward to your visit with us, not filled with anxiety.

How do we do it?

We start out by getting to know you and discuss what you need to feel comfortable during your visits with us. Each and every team member will listen and respond to any of your expressed concerns. That’s a promise.

Clear communication is essential, so we will make sure you understand every step of your treatment.

We are very proud to say our patient-focused dentist and team are known for their gentle touch. Believe it or not, we’ve had nervous and anxious patients fall asleep right in the dental chair!

If you are looking for a dentist in Mankato, MN who makes you feel right at home, we hope you’ll give River Valley Dental a try.

Providing affordable and high-quality dentistry.

Not sure how to pay for your dentistry? We have you covered!

We want you to be able to afford the dental care you need, so we accept dental insurance from many major insurance providers, and we will be happy to bill them on your behalf.

We are in-network with Delta Dental Premier, Delta Dental PPO, and Delta Dental Group 216.

We also accept:

  • Delta Dental
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • MetLife
  • United Concordia
  • Guardian

For our patients who don’t have dental insurance, we are pleased to offer ways to finance your treatment, including:

  • CareCredit Opens in a new window – This third-party financing offers secure monthly payments and instant approval notification. Upon approval, our office can provide the 12 months “no interest” plan or 24-60 month “low interest” plan, dependent on the amount financed.
  • In-office Membership Program Opens in a new window: We offer cost-saving preventative care for adults and children. There is a one-time activation fee that covers your first exam, x-rays, and cleaning. Small monthly payments are then made to cover genral dental care and include discounts on other treatments.

Have questions about payments? Our office manager can help you find the right option for you.

Such a great group of people working at your office! Thanks for everything you do to make the dentist experience nice and enjoyable!

Allison A. (Actual Patient)

You all are so great! Not only did you squeeze me in on the same day I called, but you were able to fix my tooth right on the spot!

Zac M. (Actual Patient)

Dr Pooley has organized a really efficient and extraordinarily professional office. Care here is exemplary.

Dr. Scott (Actual Patient)

Addressing All of Your Concerns

Dental services to boost your quality of life.

General Dentistry

  • Restorations
  • Crowns
  • Root Canals
  • Extractions
  • Fixed Bridges
  • Dentures
  • Dental Implants
  • Children’s Dentistry
  • Fluoride
  • Emergency Visits

Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry

  • Invisalign
  • Bonding
  • Porcelain Veneers
  • Teeth Whitening
Conveniently Located

124 East Walnut Street, Suite 300
Mankato, MN 56001

Our Hours

Monday: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Tuesday: 8:00am- 5:00pm
Wednesday: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Thursday: 8:00am – 5:00pm

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Our in-house plans make dentistry accessible to everyone!

Patient Portal

Fill in your patient forms online in the comfort of your own home.

Welcome to River Valley Dental of Mankato

Ideally located in downtown Mankato with on-site parking.