MEET DR. PAUL E. BERG
DR. PAUL E. BERG
As someone who has been practicing dentistry for 30 years, I can easily say that I am following my passion. Becoming a dentist was my career goal in college, and I am continually excited about having made this wonderful choice. I so appreciate the trust my patients place in me, as well as my staff, to take care of their needs. It is extremely rewarding to enjoy the solid relationships that I have been able to create with my patients and staff. I enjoy working with the many different and unique individuals who all have such interesting and varying experiences. I learn from them every day.
Education and Continuing Education
My college education began at the University of Minnesota where I graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology. I then graduated from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry with my Doctor of Dental Surgery.
One of the most rewarding aspects of my work is the challenge that dentistry presents from the beginning to the end of each patient’s treatment. With a goal to help people keep their teeth healthy for a lifetime, I am completely dedicated to finding new and more efficient ways to ensure optimum oral health. Because this is a profession where there are constant changes and improvements, education is continuous and always exciting.
As a member of a dental study club, I meet monthly to stay updated on new techniques and practices. Additionally, I continue to advance my education on local and national level through courses provided by the University of Minnesota, regional and national conventions, and non-university based education.
Outside the Office
I grew up in the Battle Creek area of St. Paul, in the shadow of the 3M building, and currently live in the Highland Park area with my wife and our yellow lab, Andy. My outside interests are often projects requiring skills not unlike those I use in dentistry. Growing up, I played tennis in the summer and skied incessantly during the winter. I also kept busy building balsa-framed flying model airplanes and buying used bicycles to rebuild and ride.
Today, I continue to find similar hands-on projects. I have built golf clubs, numerous fishing rods, snow shoes, radio controlled sailboats, and a Heath Kit short wave radio. I have always enjoyed photography, and to this day I use a darkroom with my older film cameras, although I have embraced digital photography, as well.