Dr. M. John Pautienis received his Bachelor of Science in Biology and Doctor of Dental Surgery degrees from The Ohio State University and The Ohio State University College of Dentistry. He received his Master's in Administrative Education at Xavier University. He served as a dentist with a captain's rank in the U.S. Army Dental Corps at MacDonald Army Hospital in Virginia. Here his duties included serving as a general dentist, training under oral surgeons treating traumatic facial injuries and being part of an orthognathic surgical team. After military service, Dr. Pautienis received his certification in orthodontics from Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine.
Dr. Pautienis and his wife raised in the Boston area, and who has enjoyed the Cape since her childhood, moved to West Barnstable and established the Hyannis orthodontic practice in 1980. Shortly thereafter, Dr. Pautienis was treating patients at two other locations in Nantucket and Orleans.
Dr. Pautienis is member of: American Association of Orthodontists, North East Society of Orthodontist, Massachusetts Society of Orthodontists, American Dental Association, Massachusetts Dental Society and Cape Cod Dental Society. He has lectured at the Cape Cod Community College, locally to dentists, dental hygienist and assistants. Recently he has begun to lecture to orthodontists in Europe.
But it's not all work. Besides enjoying the Cape and his orthodontic practices, over the years Dr. Pautienis' interests have included fishing, biking, wind surfing, horses, golfing, computers, orthodontic software and traveling.