Meet the Doctor

Dentist Ryan Paulson DDSDr. Paulson and the team at Grand Traverse Smile Center are pleased to be able to offer beautiful smiles to their neighbors in Traverse City and the surrounding communities.

Ryan A. Paulson, DDS, earned his dental degree from the University of Michigan after earning his bachelor’s degree from Wittenberg University, where he earned four varsity letters playing football. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the Michigan Dental Association, and the Resort District Dental Association.

Dr. Paulson has taken numerous postgraduate education courses, including training programs in full mouth reconstruction at the prestigious Dawson Academy. He has additional training in dental occlusion (your bite) and treatment for temporomandibular joint disorder, and his most recent continuing education has been in the area of dentistry and the whole health connection. Dr. Paulson’s commitment to lifelong education means he is constantly evaluating emerging dental methods and technologies in order to provide his patients with the best results in the least invasive manner with a high emphasis on comfort. This commitment ensures the highest level of care, both today and tomorrow.

Dr. Paulson is an active participant in the community as a member of St. Joseph’s Parish and as a football coach at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Middle School. He and his wife Kate have four beautiful children, Whitney, Tim, Annie, and Eric, and in his spare time, he enjoys being outdoors and following his children’s activities, such as dance, tennis, lacrosse, and swimming.

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Dr. Paulson is excited to meet you and discuss your dental needs. Call our office today at (231) 935-4872 to schedule the first step toward your healthiest smile.