About Us - Rapid City, SD

Founded on Tradition,
Inspired by Our Community

An Unwavering Commitment
to Our Patient Family

Carpenter Dental has made it a priority for nearly 20 years to provide a welcoming, family-oriented environment that offers a full range of family dentistry services in addition to advanced full-mouth dental implant restorations. We love the community of Rapid City, SD, and we are proud to call this region home. The key focus of our dental office has always been centered on providing the best possible care for our cherished patient family, and our goal with every patient is to build a relationship for life.

It is our privilege to make each, and every patient feel heard and understood, and rather than simply pairing patients with an exam, our team of dentists and hygienists listen to each patient’s unique priorities and make every effort possible to deliver on these priorities and produce lasting oral health and a stunning, gorgeous smile.

Chad M. Carpenter DDS is a renowned implant dentist known for both his skill and his kind, upbeat chairside demeanor. For many patients, Dr. Carpenter’s friendly smile and personable approach helps in overcoming dental fears and anxieties. As a vital part of the Rapid City community, one of our promises is to never rush patients into or out of a dental consultation. Rather, we strive to ensure that every patient feels heard, and we consider it our duty and privilege to provide honest consultations and world-class care to every patient that comes into our dental office.

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Carpenter Dental - Bringing Health & Happiness To Our Community

South Dakota’s Premier Dentistry Practice

The only thing that rivals our commitment to patient comfort and care, is our commitment to achieving better outcomes with cutting-edge dental technology. As one of South Dakota’s premier dental implant dentists, Dr. Carpenter possesses unparalleled levels of knowledge, craftsmanship, and experience. Dr. Carpenter is a dentist who values communication and understanding above all, and regardless of your oral health situation, our team will thoroughly explain all treatment options with honesty, integrity, and understanding. We know a visit to the dentist doesn’t classify as the definition of fun to many patients, but at Carpenter Dental, we strive to make the dental experience as welcoming, friendly, and comfortable as possible.

Dr. Carpenter is aware of the anxiety, dread, and fear that accompany many patients during a trip to the dentist. For this reason, we have implemented advanced sedation options that virtually eliminate pain even during the most complex surgeries and treatments. Our goal is to make each patient experience as comfortable and pain-free as possible, and thanks to the modern technology in use at our Rapid City, SD, dental office, multi-phase procedures are simpler, quicker, and more predictable than ever.


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A Brilliant Fusion of Tradition,
Compassion, and Technology

Complex oral procedures and multi-phase dental implant surgeries are now quicker and far less painful thanks to state-of-the-art technology. As a leading implant dentist in the region, Dr. Carpenter uses advanced techniques that reduce healing time and make even the most complex procedures simple, fast, and effective. Carpenter Dental is a modern dental office that uses a digital workflow to achieve unparalleled levels of precision and predictability.

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Committed to the Community We Love

As an integral part of the Rapid City, SD community for the past two decades, Carpenter Dental is a proud volunteer of the Open Wide Foundation and the St. Francis Dental Mission. Dr. Carpenter has also served as president of the Cornerstone Rescue Mission and is a youth basketball coach with the local Upward Sports program.

Our singular goal and focus are to have a positive impact on the Rapid City community and to better the oral health and well-being of those across the northern Great Plains region and beyond. Whether you need a full mouth restoration or are just looking for a family-friendly dentist near you, we hope to have you as a member of the Carpenter Dental family — right here in beautiful Rapid City, SD.

Meet The Doctors


Dr. Chad M. Carpenter

For nearly two decades, Dr. Carpenter has been proud to call the community of Rapid City, SD, home. Since establishing Carpenter Dental in 2005, Dr. Carpenter has maintained a steadfast commitment to the community, serving as president of both the Cornerstone Rescue Mission and the Black Hills District Dental Society. Dr. Carpenter also volunteers in Guatemala at the Open Wide Foundation and the St. Francis Dental Mission. Named South Dakota’s “Young Dentist of the Year,” Dr. Carpenter has become one of the most acclaimed dental implant dentists in the country and now focuses exclusively on full mouth restorations.

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Dr. Andrew Thorsen

Dr. Andrew Thorsen

Dr. Thorsen joined Carpenter Dental in 2018 after serving in the US Air Force for seven years. Dr. Thorsen completed a one-year AEGD residency with the US Air Force in Anchorage, AK, after earning his dental degree from Marquette University School of Dentistry in 2011. As a member of the American Dental Association and the South Dakota Dental Association, Dr. Thorsen is dedicated to expanding his dental knowledge through continuing education in the dental field.

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Dr. Jaicee Reiman

Raised outside Bridgeport, NE, on a small ranch, Dr. Reiman completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Nebraska before completing dental school at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Following graduation, Dr. Reiman relocated to Sioux City, IA, where she spent three years working in private practice before returning to Rapid City to join Carpenter Dental. Dr. Reiman has been a frequent volunteer for Big Brothers Big Sisters and the Sioux City Young Professionals Group and is eager to participate in community charities in Rapid City as well.

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Out State-Of-The Art Dental Facility

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