Dr. David Paulussen grew up in Wayne, New Jersey. He attended Fairleigh Dickinson University and did so well academically that he “skipped” his senior year of college and was accepted early admission at The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Dr. Paulussen graduated UMDNJ in 1985 and worked in dental offices in Vernon and Ledgewood, NJ. In 1988 he opened this office with the help of his wife and mother, Marjorie, a registered nurse who helped answer the phone and assist patients. Gradually, the practice continued to grow and attract the wonderful staff members that we have today.
Dr. Paulussen has served as President and Treasurer of the R.V. Tucker Cast Gold Study Club of New Jersey. The study club consists of a group of dentists with the collective goal of perfecting the placement of advanced cast gold restorations. They meet eight weekends a year to work hands-on with a selective group of patients.
Dr. Paulussen is a Master in the Academy of General Dentistry. He attained his Mastership Status by first obtaining his fellowship degree, and then over 1,100 hours of continuing education in the 16 disciplines of dentistry. The Mastership Award is the highest honor available in the AGD and only three percent of the dentists in the AGD in the United States and Canada obtain it. By becoming a Master, Dr. Paulussen has made a commitment to offering his patients a better variety of diagnosis and treatment choices and he will continue to attend continuing education classes to maintain this edge on his professional excellence.
Dr. Paulussen routinely takes hundreds of hours of continuing education yearly. His dedication to the dental profession is not only fulfilling to himself, but he is also able to bring the most advanced and highest quality dentistry to his patients.
Dr. Paulussen maintains and is active in many professional associations. Some of the most notable include the American Dental Association, New Jersey Dental Association, Academy of Operative Dentistry, Tri-County Dental Society, R.V. Tucker Cast Gold Club, Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation, and the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Paulussen has also served on various planning committees for international dental meetings. He is also an adjunct clinical professor at UMDNJ in helping to teach cast gold inlays.
Dr. Paulussen enjoys traveling and spending quality time with his wife, Janice, and two children. He and his family love to enjoy the Jersey Shore at Beach Haven as well as sailing and kayaking in the bay. He enjoys watching his children's sporting and musical events. His hobbies include woodworking, home projects, collecting antique toy soldiers, and sailing.