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Get to Know Dr. RJ Paulson

Dr. Paulson can’t wait to provide dedicated, compassionate dental care to your entire family! His devotion to the field of dentistry and caring for his patient’s teeth will be crystal-clear from your very first appointment, and we’re very happy to have him here at Grand Dental – Aurora. Keep reading below to learn more about him or contact us today to schedule a first visit.

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Why Did Dr. Paulson
Become a Dentist?

Ever since he can remember, he dreamed of becoming “Dr. Paulson” and working in a medical field so that he could help other people. Inspiration came when he was 13 years old; he finally got his braces and headgear removed after six years of orthodontic treatment. He vividly remembers walking out of the orthodontist’s office with a radiant, new smile. He realized then and there that he wanted to be able to give others the same happy, confident smile that his dentists and orthodontists had given him – and the rest is history!

Where Did He Study Dentistry?

Dr. Paulson’s college career started at Loyola University in Chicago, where he was on the pre-dental board for two years. Following that, he worked as a dental assistant for a year and a half in Gurnee, IL gaining valuable experience in the dental office environment before pursuing his dental doctorate at Midwestern University in Downers Grove. Throughout dental school, he continued to work as a dental assistant on Saturdays.

He has completed several continuing education courses, including ones focused on composite restorations, crown and bridgework, endodontics, dental implant restorations, and sleep apnea therapy. He is also currently a member of the American Dental Association, Illinois State Dental Society, and Chicago Dental Society.


Outside of the Dental
Office, What Does Dr. Paulson Like to Do?

Dr. Paulson is proud to have the best parents in the world, as well as two younger brothers. Outside of visiting with family, his biggest hobbies include playing sports (especially tennis and golf), exploring downtown Chicago and Wheaton, and trying lots of different restaurants. He also enjoys traveling and hopes to one day visit not only every state in the US, but every country in Europe too!

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