Dr. Dan Paulus was born and raised in Massillon, Ohio, and is a graduate of Canton Central Catholic High School. He attended Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio, and graduated Cum Laude from the Honors Program. He received his Doctor of Dental Surgery in 2012 from the University of Maryland School of Dentistry , known as the first dental college in the world.
After dental school, Dr. Dan joined his father, Dr. J. Douglas Paulus, in practice. His father started the practice in 1975 at Amherst Shopping Center and moved to 711 Lincoln Way in 1988. They worked together at General Dentistry in Massillon until he retired in 2017.
Dr. Dan strives to provide the same quality of care his father gave for over 40 years. In March of 2020, Dr. Dan and Dr. Doherty moved the practice to its current location and renamed it Stark Family Dental.
Dr. Dan lives in Massillon with his wife Jackie and three sons, James, John, and Danny. He is a member of the American Dental Association, Ohio Dental Association, and Stark County Dental Society. He enjoys time with his family and friends, playing tennis, and attending sporting events. He is an avid Marvel Comics fan, and you may spot him around the office wearing his Iron Man helmet for his younger patients.
Dr. Shaun Doherty was raised in Massillon, Ohio, and is a 1996 graduate of Massillon Washington High School. He attended the Ohio State University, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.S. in biology in 2000. He received his Doctor of Dental Surgery in 2004 from the Ohio State University, where he also served as one of two team dentists for the Ohio State Buckeyes during the 2003-2004 season.
Dr. Doherty joined Dr. J. Douglas Paulus in the practice in 2004. That fall, he moved into the role as team dentist for the Massillon Tigers, and continues to make custom mouthguards for the team every preseason.
He is a member of the Massillon Lions Club and the Rotary Club of Massillon. In his free time, he enjoys watching sports, running, anything to do with cars, and Star Wars. He and his wife Jeanna have two children, Felicia and Collin.