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Dr. James Tomassetti

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Dr. Jim Tomassetti loves practicing orthodontics in the Fox Valley.  “I love watching children and adults alike as they see their new smile for the first time.  Some patients are insecure and timid in part because of their crooked teeth.  To see them transform to confident individuals with higher self-esteem because of their smile is so rewarding.  It is something I will never get tired of.”

A native of Altoona, Pennsylvania, Dr. Tomassetti and his family moved to Appleton after serving in the US Army Dental Corps.  “Appleton (and the Fox Valley) is such a family friendly area and a great place to raise my children.  That means a lot to me.  I’m comfortable here and I want my patients to be just as comfortable.  I want to treat everyone the way I want my family treated.”   

Dr. Tomassetti completed his pre-dental requirements, majoring in Biology, at Juniata College in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania. He then attended The University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine, earning his Doctorate of Medical Dentistry (DMD) degree in 1993.  As a senior student, he was awarded the Academy of General Dentistry Award for proficiency in all areas of Dentistry.

Dr. Tomassetti then served eleven years on active duty in the U.S. Army.  The first year, he attended an Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) at Fort Campbell, KY where he received advanced training in all aspects of Dentistry, including orthodontics and oral surgery.  He spent the next five years as a general dentist including a stint as the Officer-In-Charge of the NATO Dental Clinic in Brussels, Belgium.  In 2001, he completed his two year orthodontic residency training and earned his certificate to specialize in orthodontics at Wilford Hall Medical Center, Lackland Air Force Base, TX.

Dr. Tomassetti is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, a member of the College of Diplomates of the American Board of Orthodontics, the American Association of Orthodontists, the Wisconsin Society of Orthodontists, the Midwestern Society of Orthodontists, and the American and Wisconsin Dental Associations. He presently serves as the President –Elect of the Outagamie County Dental Society. 

He has lectured at professional meetings in Germany, Italy and the U.S., has had an original research article published in a leading orthodontic journal.  Dr. Tomassetti serves as a consultant to the US Army Periodontic Residency Program located at Fort Gordon, GA, lecturing to residents and mentors on combined orthodontic – periodontic - prosthodontic treatment.

photo dr tomassetti familyDr. Tomassetti notes that “I am a lifelong student of orthodontics.  Change is our only constant and I want to keep up with all the advances in my profession. We offer the most advanced technology to our patients and we continually strive to improve our capabilities.”

Dr. Tomassetti is active in the community.  An avid sports fan, he sponsors numerous local youth soccer and Little League teams and coaches youth baseball, basketball, soccer and flag football.  He is an active member of the Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce and has participated in the annual Fox Valley Health and Youth Expos, lectured to local students, volunteered at the Career Connections 8th grade student Passport for Success, and visits local elementary schools during National Dental Health month.  He enjoys spending his spare time with his wife, Tracey and their four sons, Nick, Jake, Chris and Ben.