Paul O. Francis, DDS, MS LLC
Paul Francis is married and has three children. His daughter, Cassandra Silva, lives with her husband Martin in Melbourne Australia, and works in the dental field. His son, Alexander, went on an LDS Spanish speaking mission serving in Provo Utah. Alex graduated in 2010 with honors from SUU, and from Bowling Green University with a Masters of Philosophy in 2014. Nicholas, his youngest son, is attending Lone Peak High School and is a 3 time State Soccer Champion with LaRoca.
Dr. Francis attended Uintah High school, BYU and VCU before graduating with a DDS degree at the Medical College of Virginia in 1985. He then entered the United States Army as a Captain and began his dental career in Kaiserslautern Germany. He practiced as a general dentist in the Army before entering his periodontics residency. He received his certificate in Periodontics from the U.S. Army Periodontic Residency at Ft. Gordon, GA and his M.S. in Oral Biology from the Medical College of Georgia in 1998. Dr. Francis completed his board certification with the American Board of Periodontology in 1999, while serving in Seoul South Korea.
Colonel Francis served as an instructor and mentor for the Army AEGD-1 year residency program and a proctor for the mock boards at the University of Washington Periodontal Residency Program. He has been an instructor for the Dental Hygiene course at the Medical College of Georgia and an adjunctive faculty member for Armstrong Atlantic State University Dental Hygiene program. Dr. Francis is currently on the staff as an adjunctive faculty member at the Utah College of Dental Hygiene. Colonel Francis holds the Surgeon General’s “A” designator and has earned military awards to include the Expert Field Medical Badge, the Meritorious Service Medal and the Legion of Merit. Colonel Francis was also the 18th MED COM Periodontal Consultant from 1998-2000 in Seoul Korea.
Dr. Francis is a member of the and a Diplomat of the American Board of Periodontology He is a member of the American Dental Association, Utah Dental Association and the 38thParallel Dental Society. Dr. Francis was the President of the Provo District Dental society in 2011, and is currently the leader of a Spear Study Club that meets monthly.