Dr. Tahir Paul has been in the dental practice for over 20 years. He earned his residency training and Masters in children’s dentistry at the University of London. He also obtained fellowships in dentistry from the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgery in Sydney, Australia, and then later from the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh, Scotland. He was awarded a fellowship by the American Society of Dentistry for Children in recognition of his achievements and his ability to serve the needs of children.
In addition to his clinical experience, Dr. Paul published several articles and research papers about children’s oral health and management of children with special needs. He has brought his expertise here to San Diego and has been serving the community since 2004. Dr. Paul is concurrently a senior staff member at Rady Children’s Hospital of San Diego.
To stay abreast with the latest advancements in dentistry, Dr. Paul maintains memberships with American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, California Society of Pediatric Dentistry, International Association of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association, California Dental Association, and San Diego County Dental Society.
Away from the office, Dr. Paul enjoys playing golf, spending time with his wife and three children, and travelling all around the world. He has been to five out of seven continents! If Dr. Paul could be any animal in the office, he would be the Lion—the King of the Jungle.
Dr. Grace Nantale received her undergraduate degree in Medical technology from Northeastern State University in Oklahoma and then completed her doctor of dental surgery (DDS) degree from the University of California, Los Angeles. Following completion of her doctorate degree in dentistry, she completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency at the University of Chicago, IL with an emphasis in hospital dentistry.
Dr. Nantale’s pediatric dental training was with Lutheran Medical Center based at Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego where she served as first and second year chief resident during her training. Her passion for pediatric dentistry has led her to different places including Fort Yukon and Veneti Alaska, Waianea Hawaii, Mexico and Guatemala to provide care for disadvantaged children. She is currently a staff member at Rady Children’s Hospital of San Diego and a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. She is also concurrently an active member of American Dental Association, California Dental Association, San Diego County Dental Society, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and California Society of Pediatric Dentistry.
As a teenager, Dr. Nantale moved to the United States from Uganda and is happy to call San Diego her new home. Her interests include travelling, hiking, yoga, and trying out new recipes. If Dr. Nantale could be any animal in the office, she would choose to be the Zebra- strong, friendly and playful
I love being an orthodontist. I get to work with kids and adults of all ages in a comfortable and fun environment. Together with my patients, we bring about incredible transformations. I take pride in my work and my patients love showing off their results.
I attended UC San Diego, double majoring in molecular biology and economics. I received my Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS) from Columbia University, College of Dental Medicine in New York City. After graduating the in top 5%, I went on to study orthodontics at Montefiore Medical Center, in the Bronx, where I received my Orthodontic Certificate of Graduate Studies. New York was fun, but I had to get back to San Diego as soon as I could. I continue my studies by attending various CE courses including the annual American Association of Orthodontics (AAO) conference every year. I like keeping up with the latest journals of orthodontics.
I am a native Californian and am so happy to be here in San Diego. I met my beautiful wife here in San Diego. We have two kittens and we do what we can to help support our San Diego SPCA.
Outside the office I love spending time with friends and family, travel, and staying active. I enjoy walking on the beach, hiking, ice skating and hockey in the winter, tennis and golf in the summer. We also enjoy those rare rainy days just being at home and cooking up a storm.
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