About Austin Family Dental

At Austin Family Dental our staff prides themselves on working together as a team to make each dental visit a pleasurable experience.

Dr. Austin

Dr. Austin

About Dr. Austin

Dr. Tom Austin has over 27 years experience in dentistry and providing care to patients of all ages in St. Paul and surrounding neighborhoods.

Dr. Austin was born in Rochester Minnesota and has lived in the St. Paul community his entire life. Most of his undergraduate studies were completed at the University of Wisconsin, Madison and he received his doctorate of dentistry at the University of Minnesota in 1985. Dr. Austin is from a long line of dentists with over 93 years of dentistry practice in his family. His father was an oral surgeon who practiced from 1958-1999 at the Austin Clinic in St. Paul and his grandfather practiced from 1919 to 1966 at the Mayo Clinic and was head of the Oral Surgery Department from the mid 1940's - 50's.

Currently Dr. Austin is providing general dental care at his office, Austin Family Dental located in St. Paul since 1991. He raised his family and four kids in Vadnais Heights and is currently living in St. Paul where he enjoys spending time with his family and his dog Deke. On weekends, Dr. Austin likes to fish, sail, snowmobile and ski and in summers relaxing with his family at his cabin in Wisconsin.

Dr. Austin's professional memberships include:
-St. Paul District Dental Society
-Minnesota Dental Association
-American Dental Association



I have been in dental for over 25 years, I enjoy working with people and helping patients obtain a beautiful smile.  I also volunteer in Alaska, working with the Unangan (Aleut), by providing preventive dental hygiene services to their community.  I enjoy spending time reading and being outdoors boating, hiking, and skiing, and spending time with my family.



Missy recently received her dental hygienist degree from Century College; previously she was an orthodontic dental assistant for 13 years. Missy enjoys spending time with her niece and nephew on the weekends. She also likes reading and traveling.

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What our clients are saying

“The experience was great from beginning to end. No waiting, my appointment was at 1230 I was in the chair... Read More
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“Great experience from the time you walk in until the time you leave. Peg is AWESOME!!.”
“As always profession, on time and frigidly.”
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“I was refferred to Austin Family Dental a couple years ago and have been coming back ever since. They treat... Read More
“I went in with a tooth infection. I showed up a hour and a half early and they took care... Read More
“I lost a quarter of my back molar on Saturday PM. Called the Austin Family Dentistry number, and within minutes... Read More
“My family has come here for years. No B.S. just good work and good people.”
“I have been coming here for years and I absolutely love it here. Everyone is so kind and patient and... Read More
“I had a good experience. I got my teeth cleaned and she did an excellent job. I hope I get... Read More
“The staff are very friendly! They never make you feel uncomfortable and do an exceptional job!”
“Everyone in the office and I mean everyone makes one glad they came to the dentist. They are helpful and... Read More
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“Nothing but exceptional!”
“Myself and my children have been going to Austin family Dental for over 35 years for myself, my kids since... Read More
“Wouldn’t go anywhere else. I feel like I’m ‘going home’ when I pull in the driveway. They care about me... Read More
“(Published on RateABiz) Everyone is always so truly nice. Always take very good care of me!”
“I have been a patient at your office for many years. Even though we moved further away, we are still... Read More
“Thank you for helping my daughter with her broken tooth, you were able to work us in your schedule so... Read More
“Thank you from all our family. My kid’s have no problem going for checkups, and after years of hit-and-miss appointments... Read More
“I was very nervous about coming into the dental office, but Dr. Austin and his staff helped me to feel... Read More
“Everyone was very friendly, thank you for making my visit a good one!”
“Great service!  Everyone is fantastic!!”
“The Dentist was fabulous and kind! Really knew his stuff! I thought everyone there was very genuine. That instills trust... Read More
“This was the first time I had to get a filling for a cavity, and as an adult I was... Read More
“Thank you so much for your Give Kids a Smile Program.  It was a blessing to our family.  I was... Read More
“Dr. Austin has a very gentle touch, and is a consummate professional. Karen, my dental hygienist, has been cleaning my... Read More
“I love how comfortable you make me feel before any procedure. I have never experienced more than minor pain because... Read More
“Thank you so much for seeing Destiny during the Give Kids a Smile event. We really appreciate it, and think... Read More
“I am very pleased that I happened to choose a dentist when I was living in the area. I have... Read More
“I can’t thank you enough for all that you have done for me.  You are one of the finest dentists... Read More
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“I brought my 3-year-old son in for his first dentist visit and they did a terrific job at making him... Read More
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