Dr. Paul 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.
Family and the Fargo/Moorhead community are two things he is passionate about.
His wife, Chris, works as a consultant for Smile Care Family & Cosmetic Dentistry and can also be found serving as a parish nurse through their local church. He also has two grown daughters, both who are married with children.
When he is not spending time with them, Dr. Paul can be found reading dental magazines on his iPhone or Facebook, boating, or serving at his local church.