Among the most prominent achievements are Dr.Gotun's decades of volunteering and serving on various boards and various dental organizations to help improve education and provide more continued education opportunities for dentists in Texas and beyond. Dr.Gotun believes that patients deserve the best care possible and that means that the dentists have to ask a lot of themselves and set the highest standards for themselves, staying on top of the ever-evolving technology, methods, and clinical knowledge.
Dr.Gotun has served as a role model for generations of new dentists who he taught and mentored throughout his career, setting an unparalleled example of excellence, experience, and dedication to his profession. To this day he continues to teach the most advanced dentistry to his peers nationwide and continues to advance the field of dentistry.
Westlake High School Independent Study Mentorship
As a mentor and a patron for students at Westlake High School, Dr. Gotun educated many young and aspiring students about the joys and the challenges of the dental profession. Having participated in the Westlake High School Independent Study Mentorship program for many years, we feel fortunate to help the students explore careers, discover their true passions, and find a direction for their professional futures. It is an exciting time in their life and we are glad to be a part of it by showing them what can be achieved through a lifetime of dedication to continuing education and ever-evolving practice.
Award-Winning Westlake and Rollingwood Dentist in Press
Westlake Picayune has also featured Dr. Gotun's Lifelong Service and Recognition Award in 2012 for his rare dedication to continuing education and contribution to the field of dentistry. This is a rare honor and Dr. Gotun is the only dentist in Central Texas to ever receive LLSR.
In 2016 he received a second Lifelong Service and Recognition Award becoming one out of a handful of dentists in the USA who have ever received 2 of these awards.
“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.”
Tor Gotun, DDS, MAGD, Cand.Odont
What our Patients are Saying about Dr. Gotun:
"Dr. Tor Gotun probably saved my life and he's added some years to it. You don't usually say that about your dentist, but I believe it in my case.
More than 10 years ago, after many years of neglecting my teeth and an unhealthy life style, I went to Tor, my Westlake neighborhood dentist, even though he wasn't in my State of Texas dental insurance network. I soon learned of the challenges to getting my gums and teeth back to a healthy status. The way Tor explained it, I knew it was complex and that Tor had the skills and vision to get me there, as long as I did my part. I also knew it would take time and not be cheap.
Now, years later, I still have most of my original teeth and only a few very nice, state-of-the art crowns. I am following Tor's advice for taking care of my teeth and gums, including his regular cleaning schedule. What my dental insurance didn't cover, I was able to use Austin Smile Creations' association with Care Credit to finance the costs without any interest charges as long as I pay off balances within a year of each charge.
By the way, we had only one procedure that didn't work out as planned, but Tor made good on it and the solution turned out as good or better.
As a bonus, all of Tor's top flight members are both professional and personable, always considerate of my needs, interests, and schedule.
Bottom line, Tor is better than my expectations. He pays attention to more than just how my mouth looks; he's concerned about my overall health and how my lifestyle affects and is affected by, the health of my teeth and gums."
Bill H., Rollingwood resident, Austin, TX