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

Master in the Academy of General Dentistry

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 reconstructive care, the treatment of TMJ, and cosmetic dentistry.

Background and Education

Dr. Gotun graduated from the University of Oslo Dental School, Norway in 1979. After having practiced in Norway, he eagerly pursued opportunities in advanced dental education in the US and moved to Texas. He earned a license from Baylor College of Dentistry in Texas in 1985, after which he established his dental practice in Austin, Texas.  Dr. Gotun has completed over 3000 hours of continued education and 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 teaches advanced reconstructive dentistry to dentists and dental labs all over Texas.

A Commitment to Excellence: Best Dental Care in West Lake Hills

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 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!

In his pursuit of excellence, Dr. Gotun has become a Master in the Academy of General Dentistry (MAGD). Less than one percent of all general dentists in the U.S. holds that title.  In 2012, Dr. Gotun received a Lifelong Learning & Service Recognition Award to honor his commitment to continued education and service to organized dentistry. In 60 years, he is only the 15th individual in Texas to receive such a high honor.

Trusted by the Austin, Texas Dental Community and Beyond

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

Presently, Dr. Gotun serves as a Director on Board of Texas Academy of General Dentistry. He is active in many non-profit organizations that focus on advancing continuing education for dentists and promoting the highest quality care for patients. He 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. He 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



"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