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Dr. Fred A. Mueller , a resident of the Willamette Valley since youth, began higher education at Willamette University earning a BA in Biology with a minor in German language. The next years hailed the completion of a Doctorate in Dental Medicine from Oregon Health & Science University School of Dentistry. A tour in the US Military as a dentist, took him to Europe for 3 1/2 years where travel was a coveted pastime. Following several years of general dental practice in Idaho, Dr. Fred returned to OHSU to complete specialty training for Advanced Education in Periodontics. The mid-Willamette Valley became an oasis for the young family and they settled in Corvallis. His practice has provided periodontal care in the community and mid-Valley area since 1981. During his 30 years of periodontal specialty, his dual practices served the Coastal Communities as well ,with an office in Newport. Dr. Fred specializes in the full scope of periodontal and esthetic gingival procedures, hard and soft tissue augmentation, dental implant placement and related procedures, and regenerative periodontal therapy.

Dr. Fred lectures to professional groups of dentists and hygienists, as well as to the OSU Pre-Dental Society. He is a member of American Academy of Periodontology, American Dental Association, and Oregon Society of Periodontists where he served as president.

Dr. Fred is active in the Corvallis community and involved with philanthropic organizations. He as well is avid about family and related activities. His wife, Karen, a dental hygienist, has been active in the practice for over 30 years. His son, Ryan, currently practices as a general dentist in Portland, Oregon. His son, Thomas, is the newest member of Mueller Implants and Periodontics, joining as a fellow periodontist. His passions away from dentistry include outdoor activities such as skiing, hiking, fly-fishing, and anything outdoors!

A native of the Willamette Valley, Dr. Thomas C. Mueller obtained a Bachelor of Science degree at Willamette University, and graduated from Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) School of Dentistry for both his dental degree (D.M.D.) and advanced specialty training in the Department of Periodontics. During his three year residency at OHSU for Advanced Education in Periodontics, Dr. Thomas 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 consisting of intravenous (IV) sedation, in addition to 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, his practice is also heavily focused on periodontal plastic surgery including esthetic soft tissue grafting and esthetic crown lengthening, as well as regenerative periodontal therapies.

Dr. Thomas 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. Thomas is an active member of periodontal professional institutions including the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP), and Oregon Society of Periodontists (OSP). Dr. Thomas 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 locally participates with the Southern Willamette Dental Society. Dr. Thomas is heavily involved in dental continuing education including lecturing to study clubs for dentists, hygienists, and dental students.

Although dedicated to his profession, Dr. Thomas finds time to enjoy life through outdoor activities with family and friends, including golf, skiing, and running.