Dr. Leslie J. Paris
grew up in Boulder, Colorado where she attended the University of Colorado. Dr. Paris then moved to Iowa City, Iowa where she completed her bachelor’s degree in Dental Hygiene at the University of Iowa in 1987. Following graduation from the University Of Iowa College Of Dentistry in 1992, Dr. Paris completed 2 years of General Practice Residency, the second of which she was Cheif Resident at the Sepulveda Veterans Administration Medical Center in Sepulveda, California. To fulfill her dream of becoming a periodontist, she moved to Indianapolis, Indiana. Dr. Paris received her certificate in clinical Periodontics at the Roudebush Veterans Administration Medical Center in Indianapolis as well as her Master of Science in Dentistry from Indiana University in 1997. Since 2003, Dr. Paris has been a board-certified Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and Dental Implant Surgery, a distinction shared by less than half of her peers. Dr. Paris started her private practice (now known as Northern Colorado Periodontics) from scratch in 1998. After 34 years in dentistry and 22 years in private periodontal practice, Dr. Paris has transitioned into a “mid-life career change”. While she has recently left the role of Periodontal private practice owner and clinician, she will stay in dentistry to lecture, teach and consult dental and periodontal practices across the nation. This recent transition will also allow Dr. Paris to begin to work on her foreign travel “bucket list”. Her trips planned for the next year include Italy, Bhutan, South Africa, Botswana and the Czech Republic.