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Meet Austin, Texas Dentist - Dr. Tor Gotun of Austin Smile Creations

Master in the Academy of General Dentistry

Beyond Credentials:

“I have been practicing dentistry for over 30 years and it is my life's passion. I love what I do and cannot get enough of it. I continuously educate myself to be able to provide my patients with the best dental care possible, because I cannot imagine giving them anything less than that. I dedicate my time to teaching among peers and raising the bar for dental care because the highest level is the only level that is acceptable. I love to take on most challenging dental conditions and perform full-mouth reconstructions because it is the epitome of dental artistry. I am happy to offer my expertise and experience to patients who value that in a professional. Excellence is what I strive for. Every day, every hour.”

Dr. Gotun spends his free time continuing his education, teaching dentists and dental labs advanced reconstructive dentistry, volunteering most of his time to represent Texas Academy of General Dentistry in the US and researching the newest developments and technologies in dentistry and digital imaging. His hobbies include traveling, photography, and hi technologies. As a former athlete, Dr. Gotun enjoys staying active in any way he can. Most of all, Dr. Gotun enjoys spending quality time with his wife, kids, and chocolate Labrador.

Barbara E. shares why she has stayed with Dr. Gotun for 28 years. Watch more here


"My family has been going to Dr. Gotun for over 30 years, with every thing from braces for the young kids (long ago) to senior care for me and my wife. The practice is staffed by some of the nicest people I know and the quality of care is without parallel. Dr. Gotun combines up-to-the-moment knowledge with precision skills. He is also a teacher of dentists and role model for continuing education. I can and do recommend them to anyone with any emergency or regular maintenance needs."
James B. , Westlake resident in Austin TX

Dr. Tor Gotun

Tor Gotun DDS, MAGD, Cand.Odont, has over 30 years of experience practicing dentistry. He is well known throughout the dental community for his extraordinary skills in and knowledge of reconstructive dentistry, the treatment of TMJ, and cosmetic dentistry.

 In his pursuit of excellence, Dr. Gotun has become a Master in the Academy of General Dentistry (MAGD). Less than 1 percent of all general dentists in the U.S. hold that title.

 In 2012, Dr. Gotun received a Lifelong Learning & Service Recognition Award in recognition of his commitment to continued education and his service to organized dentistry. In 60 years, he is only the 15th individual in Texas to receive such a high honor.

A Brief Background:
Dr. Gotun graduated from the University of Oslo Dental School, Norway in 1979. After having practiced in Norway and eager to pursue unlimited opportunities in advanced dental education in the US, he moved to Texas. He earned a license from Baylor College of Dentistry in Texas and 1985, Dr. Gotun established his dental practice in Austin, Texas. He has continued to work at his practice ever since.

Training & Experience:
Dr. Gotun has extensive, specialty training in prosthodontics and 17 other dental disciplines. He received advanced training in Gnathology, Temporo-Mandibular Joint (TMJ) Therapy and Advanced Restorative Dentistry from The Foundation For Advanced Continuing Education (F.A.C.E.). This training allows him to provide his patients with unique techniques and approaches to resolve even the most complex dental conditions. He never gives up on a patient!

Dr. Gotun has completed over 3000 hours of continued education. In addition, he has been teaching among his peers for over 20 years. During his career, Dr. Tor Gotun has helped to develop new dental software at The University of Texas in San Antonio, and he teaches advanced reconstructive dentistry to dentists and dental labs all over Texas.

Memberships & Organizations:
Presently, Dr. Gotun serves as a DIrector on Board of Texas Academy of General Dentistry. He is very active in many non-profit organizations focused on advancing continuing education for dentists, promoting the highest quality care for patients and is devoted to raising the standards of continued education for general dentists in Texas and beyond.

Dr. Gotun has been involved in many charitable missions, dedicating his time and volunteering to various projects providing Texas children with the dental care they need.


Dr. Gotun is an active member of the following organizations:

  • ADA American Dental Association 
  • TDA Texas Dental Association
  • ADDS Austin District Dental Society
  • AGD Academy of General Dentistry
  • TAGD Texas Academy of General Dentistry
  • AOS American Orthodontic Society 
  • NDS The Norwegian Dental Society 
  • CTIIS Central Texas Institute for Implant Studies
  • CTIOS Central Texas Institute for Occlusal Studies
  • ALD Academy of Laser Dentistry