Meet Dr. Paul

Meet Dr. Paul Fredrikson

Dentist and staff
Dr. Paul was the founder of Smile Care Family and Cosmetic Dentistry. He grew up in Davenport, ND, which is a small town about 20 miles southwest of Fargo, and graduated as class valedictorian from Davenport High School in 1967. He then pursued a degree at Concordia College in Moorhead, MN, and was accepted into dental school at the University of Minnesota.

In 1974, he graduated from dental school a semester early and accepted a position to teach at the University of Minnesota. After a year, Dr. Paul moved back to Fargo and worked as an associate dentist with Dr. Bergstrom, a skilled and progressive dentist who mentored him. 

Four years later, in 1979, he envisioned and started what is now known as Smile Care Family & Cosmetic Dentistry.

His wife, Chris, worked as a consultant for Smile Care Family & Cosmetic Dentistry and can be found serving as a parish nurse through their local church. He also has two grown daughters, both who are married with children. 

Dr. Paul passed away suddenly on October 16, 2017 due to health issues. He created an incredible legacy for Smile Care, and he hand-picked Dr. Ryan Nygard to carry on his vision. 
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