Meet the Doctors

Dr. Joshua Papac

Dr. Joshua Papac - Great Northwest Dental

Dr. Joshua 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 is a proud Husky, earning both his bachelor's degree and Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Washington in 2009.  

Dr. Josh has attended countless hours of continuing education courses and is a member of the American Dental Association, the Washington State Dental Association, the Seattle-King County Dental Society, and the American Academy of Clear Aligners. Dr. Josh is highly trained in the latest technologies including modern aesthetic techniques, CAD/CAM dentistry, 3-D imaging, implant restoration, and comprehensive rehabilitation. He has also been invited to mentor multiple CEREC CAD/CAM events to help other doctors become familiar with the technology. Even with all of the exciting technology in the office Dr. Josh says the best part of his day is the interaction with his patients.

Dr. Lindsey Papac

Dr. Lindsey Papac - Great Northwest Dental

Dr. Lindsey Papac has had a strong desire to help those in need since she was very young. A dental mission trip to Mexico solidified her decision to make a career out of dentistry. Following graduation from dental school in 2009, Dr. Lindsey spent seven years providing dental care in the greater Seattle area. In November 2016, she joined her husband at Great Northwest Dental and together they are excited to serve the Auburn and Lake Tapps community.  

Dr. Lindsey has found a passion in correcting malocclusion with the use of clear aligners. She has been a Board Member of the American Academy of Clear Aligners since 2018. As a Board Member, much of her expertise is used to train and guide other general practicioners in Invisalign and other forms of clear aligner therapy. She also leads a local Invisalign Study Group.

Dr. Lindsey is committed to continuing education and takes many advanced courses each year to enhance her skills to better serve the dental care needs of her patients and provide them with a gentle and comfortable dental experience. She specializes in digital dentistry and has been using CAD/CAM technology since 2009. She has countless hours of experience with both CEREC and iTero digital scanners.


Dr. Josh met Dr. Lindsey in dental school and they married shortly after graduation.  Together they have two boys. When they are not in the office you may find them skiing Crystal mountain, taking their two boys to Montana or watching the Husky and Seahawks football games.

Dr. Josh and Dr. Lindsey also have a passion for dental access to care issues.  They are very involved with the Washington State Dental Association and speak with legislators in Olympia about these issues regularly. They have even visited Washington, DC to meet with federal legislators and senators.  Dr. Josh and Dr. Lindsey were featured in the Washington State Dental Association News twice for their activism.