Welcome To Gilmer Family Dental

“Something to smile about”

Nestled in the piney woods of East Texas, we are a family-run business that treats each and every patient like family. We are happy to care for patients throughout Upshur County and beyond, including: Gilmer, Ore City, Diana, Big Sandy, Pittsburg, Holly Lake Ranch, Judson and Winnsboro.

Gilmer Family Dental can help you begin your journey to a healthy, beautiful smile. Call today!

Popular treatment options


Cosmetic Dentistry

Dr. Palmer offers cosmetic dentistry options that perfect your smile & restore your confidence!


Dental Implants

Implants bring the ultimate solution for missing teeth. Dr. Palmer and his team bring their expertise to direct your implant case at every stage.


Cleaning & Prevention

Regular cleanings at Gilmer Family Dental keep your dental health on track. Discover the benefits of optimal care & regular check-ups.


Family Dentistry

Dental health moves through many stages and we want to be there for all of them! GFD offers a range of preventive & restorative care for every age.

Patient Reviews

What our patients say is what matters the most!

Read some of their kind reviews here and read all of our patient reviews by clicking the button below.

"Oh my gosh, dental-phobia gone! These skilled, gentle, professionals are amazing. After years of dodging the dentist, they are getting me fixed up and I cannot recommend them enough!"
–Amanda Melton
"I had never been to the dentist and I’m 25. I had some fillings and a tooth removal yesterday.... Dr Palmer made sure I was ok the whole time and no pain was happening. I was really nervous going in because I had again never had anything done other then xrays and it was my second time there! But walking out I was very pleased with how everything was handled and how friendly the staff is! And today they called and checked on me which I like also!!!! I would highly recommend Gilmer family dental!"
–Emily Chambers
Always filled with anxiety when going to the dentist. However, everyone at the office makes you feel comfortable and relaxed. From the staff personalities to the headphones with your favorite music I would not hesitate to recommend to any of my family and friends.
–Kathy Law
I came in originally to get my dental health in order, and Dr. Palmer has been great at showing me what needs to be done and planning a route ahead. I've now had a crown and a couple fillings and the work is always quick and high quality.
–Daniel Fessenden
This man and his team are like a unicorn in the dental world -- something truly special. If you want high quality, personalized care and treatment, give Dr. Palmer a visit. He is not a drill and fill type of dentist who's only looking out for his own bottom line.
–Hamad Akhtar

Meet our Doctor

Dr. Brent Palmer, DMD


Brent Palmer is a down-to-earth doctor with a sense of humor and a heart to help the patients he works with each day. As the son and grandson of carpenters and a carpenter himself, Dr. Palmer understands the importance of attention to detail, proper planning, and honest work.

Patients appreciate Dr. Palmer's gentle demeanor and focus on comfort. While many patients experience anxiety visiting the dentist, they're eased by his sense of humor and by the attention he pays to each and every case. He chose to enter the dental field because it allows him to perform the work he enjoys while at the same time serving those in the community around him.

Dr. Palmer works hard to provide for his wife and four children. When he's out of the office, he enjoys spending time in the great outdoors and also swaps dental tools for woodworking tools, creating beautiful wood pieces instead of beautiful smiles.

Associations & Affiliations

Dr. Palmer is a proud member of the following associations:

  • East Texas Dental Society

  • American Dental Society

  • Land O’ Pines Study Club

  • Gilmer Chamber of Commerce

  • Texas Dental Association