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Meet The Doctors

Skill and compassion go hand in hand when providing exceptional patient care. As dental professionals, we stay up to date on the latest advancements in dentistry in order to provide the most current treatment options for our patients. As doctors, we recognize that our patients are unique individuals who have placed a great deal of trust in our team. That is just one reason why we value each and every patient relationship.

We appreciate the time you’ve taken to visit this site and find out more about this dental practice, our team, and the many services we can provide to help you achieve optimum oral health. To learn more about the Auburn dentist's at Great Northwest Dental please read below:

Joshua Papac, DDS

Dr. Joshua Papac knew he wanted to be a dentist from a very young age.  After enjoyable experiences with both his pediatric and family dentists that were more like visits with family friends, he went on to pursue a career in dentistry.  Dr. Papac received both his bachelor's degree and his doctorate of dental surgery from the University of Washington and is a proud Husky. Since receiving his degree he has attended countless hours of continuing education courses and is a member of several dental study clubs.  Dr. Papac is highly trained in the latest technologies.  Along with modern esthetic techniques, his areas of focus have been CAD/CAM dentistry, 3-D imaging, implant restoration, and comprehensive rehabilitation.  A great chair-side manner and being detail oriented allow him to deliver exceptional routine dental care as well.  Dr. Papac says the best part of his day is the interaction with his patients.


He has also developed a passion for dental legislative and access to care issues.  He is very involved with the Washington State Dental Association. He speaks with legislators in Olympia about these issues regularly and has even visited Washington DC to meet with federal legislators and senators.  He and his wife were recently featured in the Washington State Dental Association News for their activism.  Dr. Papac is a member of the American Dental Association, the Washington State Dental Association, and the Seattle-King County Dental Society. 


Dr. Papac was born and raised here in Washington State.  He grew up in the small town of Montesano, WA on the Olympic Peninsula where he developed a love for the outdoors and everything the great northwest has to offer.  He and his wife, who he met while attending dental school, have recently moved to the Lake Tapps area where they are busy starting their family.  When they are not caring for their patients you will find them snow skiing, golfing, fishing, or just enjoying being outdoors.

Lindsey Papac, DDS

Dr. Lindsey Papac has always wanted to be a part of something great.  She had a strong desire to help those in need at a very young age.  A dental mission trip to Mexico solidified her decision to make a career out of dentistry.  After graduation from dental school, Dr. Lindsey spent seven years providing dental care in the greater Seattle area.  She joined her husband, Dr. Josh Papac at Great Northwest Dental in November 2016 and together they are excited to serve the Auburn and Lake Tapps community.  

When asked what Dr. Lindsey’s favorite part of dentistry is she quickly responded, “the patients!  Not only do I get to build relationships with people, I also get an opportunity to positively impact their life by improving their smile.  Providing a service like that is a privilege.”  Dr. Lindsey looks forward to establishing great relationships with all the patients at Great Northwest Dental.

Drs. Josh and Lindsey Papac met in dental school and married shortly after graduation.  Together they have two boys, a three year old and a two month old.  While they both love dentistry, when they are not in the office you may find them skiing Crystal mountain, taking their boys to Montana or watching the Husky and Seahawks football games.  


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