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Rajiv R Paonaskar, DDS

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Dr. Rajiv Paonaskar's Biography

Dr. Paonaskar sits down with his patients and listens to their concerns, not just about their teeth, but also their life. And he’s even inspired some of those patients to pursue a dental career, something he finds immensely gratifying. Coming from a family of health professionals but also interested in engineering, he found the perfect blend in orthodontics.

For someone who also enjoys hiking and camping, Willamette Dental Group offers the ideal work life balance, providing for many days amid the peace and quiet in nature. In fact, Dr. Paonaskar accomplished his childhood dream when he climbed 13,000 feet to the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro.


  • English
  • Marathi
  • Hindi
  • French


  • Dental School - West Virginia University School of Dentistry
  • Residency - Columbia University College of Dental Medicine - Orthodontics
  • Fellowship - University of Texas - Surgical Ortho

Professional Associations

  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists

Specialty Training

  • Cultural Sensitivity Training


  • Accepts Oregon Health Plan
  • Open To New Pediatric and Adult Oregon Health Plan Enrollment

Patient Satisfaction Survey Results

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Dr. Rajiv Paonaskar

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