Paul Peterson, DDS
Dr. Peterson truly loves dentistry! Why would anyone want to be a dentist you ask? It’s probably best answered by him… “I understand that to most people dentistry would be on the bottom of the list of career choices, but for me it is a perfect fit. I have always enjoyed helping other people, I suppose I was just born with a nurturing personality. I get great satisfaction from helping people through something that they think will be very difficult, and then seeing their perception of coming to the dentist change. I also love the artistry of cosmetic dentistry, each situation is a puzzle to be solved, what are the wants and needs that need to be addressed? I love sitting down with and involving the patient in the planning stages and then exceeding their expectations when everything is completed.”
You will quickly see that Dr. Paul Peterson also loves modern technology. From owning some of the most sophisticated dental lasers available, to oral cancer screening tools, to digital impressions X-rays and photos, you will realize this is not your average office.
At Advanced Cosmetic Dentistry Dr. Peterson incorporates a medical model philosophy where you get much more than an exam of your teeth and a cleaning. “I approach each patient analyzing the entire system. Looking beyond the teeth and gums to the musculoskeletal and nervous systems of the head neck and jaw. Disorders such as TMD and Sleep disordered breathing can wreak havoc on bodies and lives. We change lives when we are able to identify, diagnosis and facilitate treatment for sufferers of these conditions.”
Dr. Paul Peterson is a second generation dentist. “I had the opportunity to observe first hand the great relationships my father shared with his patients. He was always focused on quality and honesty. He taught me that. It was his greatest gift to my professional career. I saw how his patients became his friends and how they trusted him. He truly had a positive impact on their lives as an exceptional dentist.”
Dr Peterson graduated with honors from University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco California where he was received awards for outstanding achievements in restorative and implant dentistry. He then spent time at the University of North Carolina studying advanced prosthetics and has always been extremely active with continuing education averaging hundreds of hours each year. He is currently a member of the local and state dental associations as well as the American Dental Association and the International Association of Physiologic Aesthetics. He is a Fellow with the Las Vegas Institute of Advanced Dental Studies and a Team Dentist for the US Ski and Snowboard Teams. He has belonged to and participated in the American Academy of Sports Dentistry, the International Team for Oral Implantology, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the Academy of Laser Dentistry and has been a Preferred or Premier Provider with Invisalign almost every year since 2005.