Dr. Opsahl joined Family Dental Associates in May of 1983, following a year of post graduate dental residency training at Fletcher Allen Medical Center.
His Doctor of Dental Medicine Degree (DMD) was obtained at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA in 1981. This training was preceded by four years of undergraduate study at Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, Indiana, from which he graduated magna cum laude.
Dr. Opsahl (Tom) enjoys many of the disciplines of dentistry, but has specifically focused his continuing education in the area of adult restorative dentistry.
Having studied at the Dawson Center in Florida, he enjoys integrating the disciplines of temporomandibular health, bite relationships, and cosmetic reconstruction. Use of endosseous implants, ridge preservation and augmentation grafts, and computer assisted technology (Cerec by Sirona), help him routinely to provide the best of periodontal and restorative services.
Tom and Michelle were married in 1979 in North Hero, VT. Michelle is an intensive care nurse at Rutland Regional Medical Center, having completed her training at Castleton State College in 1991. Their three children are now adults. Hilary is recently married and currently resides in Buffalo, NY, with her husband, Jim. Jim helps to manage the family construction firm with his father, while Hilary is communications officer for M&T Bank. Lauren, now also a resident of Buffalo, NY, is enrolled at the University at Buffalo Law School. She will graduate in the spring of 2012. Brad is enrolled at the University of Vermont, and is studying in the Business School. A spring of 2012 graduation is anticipated.
Dr. Opsahl and family are outdoor enthusiasts. They particularly
find time to ski and ride in the winter, with Pico as “their home
mountain”. Other interests include sailing, tennis, mountain biking, hiking,