Meet the Doctors at Smiles 4 Kids

General Dentists for Children in Durango

Dr. Alex Paulson, DDS

Dr. Alex grew up in Bismarck, ND and always loved visits to the dentist. This love of going to the dentist transformed into a passion for dentistry in college when he became a member of the dental club and would regularly shadow local dentists. He completed his bachelor’s degree at the University of North Dakota and completed his doctorate of Dental Surgery at Creighton University School of Dentistry in 2021. While shadowing pediatric dentists and volunteering with the Special Olympics Dr. Alex discovered his passion of working with children and those with special needs. Dr. Alex believes in connecting with children to form trusting relationships that help each child receive the best care and dental experience at every visit. When Dr. Alex is not in the office he enjoys spending time outdoors, hiking, camping, and playing soccer. He enjoys traveling and spending time with his wife, Nicole, and two dogs, Finley and Sonny.

Dr. Jeffrey Wursten

Dr. Jeffrey Wursten was born in Omaha, Nebraska and went to school at Case Western School of Dentistry. He got into children’s dentistry because he always had a good dental experience as a child with his childhood dentist and wanted to share that same experience with others. Dr. Wursten strives to provide an exceptional experience for the kiddos that come into his office. Outside of work, Dr. Jeffrey hobbies include spending time with his 5 children, hiking, running and fishing. He also enjoys doing construction and remodeling his home.

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