Dr. Pawloski graduated at the top of her class in 3 years with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from West Liberty University in Wheeling, WV. Bolstered by her love of helping patients with their smiles, she achieved high honors and graduated Cum Laude from The Ohio State College of Dentistry.
Following Dental School, Dr. Pawloski completed a general residency for advanced training at the Charlie Norwood Veteran’s Hospital in Augusta, GA. During her residency, she gained expertise in placing and restoring dental implants, oral surgery, root canals, periodontal therapy, and advanced smile restoration.
In her spare time, Dr. Pawloski enjoys playing volleyball, reading, traveling, going to the pool. She loves spending time with her friends and family which has recently expanded with the addition of an Orange Tabby kitten named Sunkist. She is also an avid runner and recently won first place in her division in the Augusta Half Marathon.
From Dr. Pawloski
I grew up in a small town called Marietta, Ohio where I was dedicated to playing basketball and volleyball all year. I ended up playing volleyball in college at West Liberty, and then had to sacrifice it to focus on the intense chemistry and biology lab classes I was taking. I REALLY wanted to be a dentist! During my residency I was playing recreational volleyball 3 nights/week. I’m currently looking for a league in Lexington to join!
I decided to go into dentistry after college because I wanted to make an impact on someone else’s every day life. I enjoy working with my hands, the health care field, and helping people. The most rewarding feeling is when a patient leaves smiling because they had a good experience at the dentist. Whether that’s because they are out of pain, have a new smile, or got a filling fixed that was bothering them before, every patient is important to me! I value trust and creating a connection to each patient.
-Gretchen Pawloski, DDS