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 in an effort 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.
He is a member of the American Dental Association and volunteers as a member at large of the council of the Lane County Dental Society. He also enjoys volunteering with the Tooth Taxi—a mobile clinic serving the children in rural communities.
His free time is spent relaxing with his wife and two children. He enjoys hiking, mountaineering and riding his strange looking bicycles.