A native of Colorado, Dr. Paris grew up in Boulder, Colorado where she attended the University of Colorado. Dr. Paris started her career as a dental hygienist, then graduated from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry in 1992. After a 2 year General Practice Residency at the Sepulveda VA Medical Center in California she continued on to earn 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. She earned her board certification diplomate status from the American Board of Periodontology in 2003. Dr. Paris started her private practice from scratch in Fort Collins, Colorado in 1998. Through 34 years in dentistry and 23 plus years of hard work and dedication in periodontics, Northern Colorado Periodontics grew to 2 Northern Colorado locations, 14 team members and 3 doctors. In the summer of 2019, she sold her practice in order to pursue her passion of lecturing, educating, mentoring and in office training. She continues to participate in locum tenens and non-profit clinical work.