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2534 Blue Meadow Drive, Temple, TX 76502
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Meet the Dentists

Temple Dentist, Dr. Richard Fossum

Meet Dr. Fossum

Dr. Richard Fossum enjoys creating beautiful, healthy smiles that last a lifetime. He’s a caring and compassionate general and restorative dentist who uses proven therapies and modern technology to deliver excellent care with a personal touch. Dr. Fossum began practicing in Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1995 before he moved to Texas. He opened his Belton office in 1999, and then in 2004 relocated his practice to his current location in Temple. He is the CEO of Fossum Dental Group.

Education

Dr. Fossum attended the University of Texas in Austin before graduating from the University of Texas Dental Branch in Houston in 1995. Prior to arriving in Temple, he practiced dentistry in Albuquerque, New Mexico, from 1995 to 1999.

An avid learner, Dr. Fossum takes numerous hours of continuing education each year to stay current with new procedures, technology, and safety standards. He constantly evaluates new equipment and spares no expense to implement tools and technologies that increase patient comfort and provide innovative dental solutions.

Professional Affiliations

Dr. Fossum is a member of the American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association, Central Texas Dental Society, and the Academy of General Dentistry.

Personal Life

Dr. Fossum has four active children, three girls and one teenage boy, and several family pets. He enjoys traveling with his family and using his pilot’s license to fly. He also enjoys automobile racing. Dr. Fossum likes to ski, play tennis, and spend quality time with his children. He is the oldest of five children and all three of his brothers are dentists practicing in Texas. Dr. Fossum and his wife, Brittany, enjoy hiking, traveling and volunteering together at the Body of Christ dental clinic in Belton.

Temple Dentist, Dr. Courtney Grosskopf

Meet Dr. Grosskopf

Dr. Courtney Grosskopf joined Fossum Dental in 2019. Prior to dentistry, Dr. Grosskopf worked in the Hemodialysis Unit and Intensive Care Unit as a Registered and Licensed Dietitian at Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston, TX. Dr. Grosskopf provides general and surgical services to a myriad of patients but focuses on providing a positive and calming experience for the fearful dental patient with the use of oral and I.V. sedation.

Education

After graduating from Episcopal High School in Houston, TX, Dr. Grosskopf pursued her Bachelor of Science in Nutrition from the University of Texas at Austin. She achieved her Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio May 2007.

Advanced Training

Following completion of dental school Dr. Grosskopf completed a two-year General Practice Residency at the Medical College of Georgia. This residency focused on dental surgery, implant placement, IV sedation, and providing dental care to medically complex patients.

She went on to complete an additional two-year residency at the University of Pennsylvania in Oral Medicine, where she provided dental care in a hospital setting and she focused on the diagnosis and treatment of oral lesions (lichen planus, pemphigus, pemphigoid, aphthous ulcers, and herpetic lesions) and facial pain (TMD/TMJ, trigeminal neuralgia, atypical facial pain, burning mouth syndrome). Dr. Grosskopf is well versed in the treatment and management of patients preparing and undergoing treatment for cancer of the head and neck.

Personal Life

Dr. Grosskopf was born and raised in Houston. Her entire family is from the Austin area. She is currently raising a young man with lots of kind support from her loved ones. Outside of work, you can regularly find her going to all sorts of concerts around Austin. She loves music so much that she regularly sings while working with patients!