“I believe that the need for quality dental care is something that cannot be understated. Without a healthy smile, people suffer both physically and psychologically. Nothing can ruin a good night’s sleep more than aches and pains associated with tooth decay and dental abscesses. Many people have lost the ability to throw their head back and laugh out loud, or give a wide smile to a loved one, because they are so embarrassed by the appearance of their teeth. Some have even lost the basic ability to chew their favorite foods because of missing teeth.
It is my firm belief that we were made in the image and likeness of God, and that means that every single person that walks into our office has a dignity that demands our respect and our very best effort. Disease and decay may have destroyed your smile and damaged your health, but we will use our God-given talents to get them back.
My goal as your dentist is to offer you treatment of the highest quality; comfortable, long-lasting, and esthetically pleasing. I believe that this treatment when combined with regular cleanings can help you maintain an attractive, healthy smile for years to come."
Dr. Paul graduated from Iron Mountain High School in 1998 and went on to earn his bachelor’s degree in biology from the Lyman Briggs School of Science at Michigan State University in 2002. Following in the footsteps of his family, Dr. Paul then attended Marquette University School of Dentistry in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In addition to treating patients in the Milwaukee area, he also spent time at community health clinics in Eau Claire, Appleton, and Ladysmith, treating patients with limited access to dental care. Dr. Paul received training in endodontics, periodontics, prosthodontics, oral surgery, restorative, and implant dentistry. He graduated in May of 2006 and received an award from the American Academy of Implant Dentistry for his interest and achievements in implant dentistry.
Since receiving his doctoral degree and entering private practice, Dr. Paul has continued his studies of implant dentistry under Dr. Arun Garg and a staff of world-renowned implantologists at Implant Seminars in Chicago, Illinois, Miami, Florida, and mission trips to the Dominican Republic. His commitment to continuing education has allowed him to earn his Fellowship status with the International Dental Implant Association, and he will be earning his Masters status in June of this year.
Dr. Paul has also focused much of his continuing education on anxiolysis and conscious sedation dentistry. He has studied conscious sedation under Dr. Michael Silverman at DOCS Education in Seattle, Washington, and under Dr. Michael Mermigas at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
In addition to dental implants and sedation, Dr. Paul has studied full mouth reconstruction under Dr. Jim Downs at Arrowhead Dental Laboratories in Sandy, Utah, endodontics under Dr. L. Stephen Buchanan at Dental Education Laboratories in Santa Barbara California, as well as pain management, restorative materials and techniques, pharmacology, temporomandibular joint dysfunction, and many other topics.
Dr. Paul resides in Iron Mountain with his wife Angela and their three children. He enjoys spending time with his family, playing guitar, skiing, hunting, hiking, and photography.