A native of the Willamette Valley, Dr. Thomas C. Mueller obtained a Bachelor of Science at Willamette University, and graduated from Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) School of Dentistry for both his Doctorate of Dental Medicine (DMD) and advanced specialty training in the department of periodontics.
During his three-year speciality residency at OHSU for advanced education in periodontics, Dr. Tom focused much of his training on dental implants and implant-related surgeries. This included advanced hard- and soft-tissue augmentation procedures, such as sinus augmentation and block grafting.
Furthermore, his training included advanced sedation, including intravenous (IV) sedation, as well as hospital-based treatment of medically compromised armed service members at the Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center (PVAMC). Although a large portion of his current practice is comprised of implant-related treatment, the practice is also heavily focused on periodontal plastic surgery, including aesthetic soft tissue grafting and aesthetic crown lengthening, as well as regenerative periodontal therapies.
Dr. Tom obtained board certification as a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology (ABP), an honor awarded to few in his profession, after rigorous practical, written, and oral examinations. Diplomate status is the highest level of distinction awarded to private practitioners in the field of periodontics. Dr. Tom is an active member of periodontal professional institutions, including the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP), and Oregon Society of Periodontists (OSP). Dr. Tom stays on the cutting edge of dental implant-related treatment as an active member in the Academy of Osseointegration (AO), and International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI).
He is also a member of the American Dental Association (ADA) and the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology, and locally he participates with the Southern Willamette Dental Society. Dr. Tom is heavily involved in dental continuing education, including lectures to study clubs for dentists, hygienists, and dental students.
Although dedicated to his profession, Dr. Tom finds time to enjoy life through outdoor activities with family and friends, including golf, skiing, and running.