Dr. Pauls began practicing on Hilton Head Island in 1984. He loves practicing dentistry and is going to continue to treat patients alongside Dr. Couzens and Dr. Savarese. He grew up in the small town of Bethany, WV, attended undergraduate school at West Virginia University and then on to the WVU School of Dentistry. Upon graduation in 1981, he entered the US Navy and proudly served three years as a dentist at Parris Island, SC where he came to love the Low Country.
Dr. Pauls has taken extensive continuing education courses in comprehensive dentistry and full mouth reconstruction with special emphasis on complex crown and bridge, implant and cosmetic dentistry. He has been restoring implants and placing porcelain veneers for over 20+ years. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the SC Dental Association, the Southeastern Academy of Prosthedontics and holds dental licenses in multiple states.
Dr. Pauls is also a community leader. He is a 20+ year member of the Hilton Head Rotary Club and a multiple Paul Harris Fellow. He is a graduate of Leadership Hilton Head. For over 20 years, he has been on the board of directors and has twice been board president of the Island Recreation Association and was instrumental in pushing for the building of many of the public parks on Hilton Head. He has also been a member of the Hilton Head Sportfishing Club since its beginning. Dr. Pauls is a PADI scuba instructor and has a Coast Guard Captain's License. He is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys all the hunting and fishing that the Low Country has to offer.
Julie has been working as a Dental Hygienist on Hilton Head for 22 years so it’s safe to say she knows a thing or two. Aside from providing comprehensive dental care customized for each patient, she encourages patients to share their fears and truly listens to what they’d like to accomplish concerning their overall care. Her favorite part of the job is forming long lasting relationships with her coworkers and the patients. She has a wonderful husband, Jim, a beautiful daughter, Alexandria, and a mischievous dog, Bleu. She spends her free time enjoying the beautiful “ Low Country” with her family.
Jennifer has been a Dental Assistant on Hilton Head for nearly 22 years. On a daily basis she’s in charge of everything from providing top-notch patient care to taking x-rays, sterilizing instruments, and more. Her absolute favorite part of the job is seeing patients smile after their procedure. She wishes more people knew how much dentistry has changed over the years and that you no longer need to be afraid. She has five wonderful children and three sweet grandkids. In her free time you can find Jennifer relaxing and spending time with her family.
Leslie has been working as a Dental Assistant on Hilton Head for 18 years. She manages pre- and post-op procedures, x-rays, clinical exams, and much more. Her favorite part of the job is tackling complex cases, seeing the before and afters, and hearing the patient responses afterwards. She’s been married for over 25 years and has two beautiful daughters and one darling granddaughter. In her free time, she loves to spend time out on the water! Whether it’s a river, beach, lake, or anything in between, you can catch Leslie lounging, boating, and kayaking the day away.
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