Ivan Paskalev, DMD
He most enjoys working with people of all different ages and backgrounds, as well as the diversity of challenges involved in each case. Dr. Paskalev works with each patient as a team to provide preventive care solutions for optimal oral health. His goal is to maintain healthy teeth and treat oral disease to resolve existing and prevent future problems. "I try to find the least-invasive action that will provide the longest term solution," he says.
Dr. Paskalev studied Dentistry at the Medical University–Sofia in his native Bulgaria. Not long after completion, he moved to the US and earned his second dental degree from Tufts University in Boston, graduating third in his class. The same year he relocated to Eugene, drawn by all it has to offer. In 2014–15 he moved to Cambridge, UK, where his wife attended university and worked for the NHS. However, he is happy to be back in Oregon. "It feels like home," he smiles.
An active member of the Oregon Dental Association, the American Dental Association, and the Lane County Dental Association, Dr. Paskalev is always looking to learn about and contribute to the advancement of dentistry worldwide. He is the current president of the Lane County Dental Society! He also enjoys volunteering with the Tooth Taxi, a mobile clinic serving the children in rural communities and the South Lane Children's Dental Clinic.
His free time is spent relaxing with his wife and two children. He enjoys hiking, mountaineering and riding his strange looking bicycles.
Continuing education is very important to Dr. Paskalev. Staying current on the ever-expanding knowledge pool of dentistry is critical to dentists, and one of Dr. Paskalev’s great passions. He is a member of several study clubs, and regularly attends dental conferences and classes to keep his mind sharp and his knowledge current.
Staying current on dental, medical, and scientific literature is Dr. Paskalev’s past time and one that he pursues with great vigor.