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About608 Family Dental

608 Family Dental is a Sun Prairie based family dentist practice that treats patients of all ages. We are committed to delivering the highest quality dental care and do so using advanced dental equipment. We are a cosmetic dentist that offers services like checkups, teeth cleaning, crowns, veneers and more.

We also perform emergency dentist services that include bonding, root canals, crowns, and bridges. As a local dentist, we create lifelong relationships with our patients and their families and work to ensure that they receive treatments in a comfortable and relaxed environment. Dr. Pausma and our team invite you to schedule an appointment by calling 608-713-9418 and experience why our patients think 608 Family Dental is the best dentist in Sun Prairie.

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Tom Pausma

I am originally from Fond du Lac, WI where I went to high school before attending UW-Milwaukee for undergrad. At UWM I received my Bachelor of Science in Biology. Then, I moved to Boston where I went to Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. Tufts University offered a wide range of opportunities to learn the art and science of dentistry. In 2016, I graduated with my DMD and promptly moved back to Wisconsin. Since then I have developed a wide range of clinical skills in New Glarus, Jefferson, and Watertown.

I consider myself to be a lifelong learner, and since graduating I have accumulated over 500 hours in continuing education, with a focus on Implant Surgery and Dental Sleep Medicine. In 2021, I will be taking courses and examinations to become a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry, and to become a Qualified Dentist in the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine.

I really enjoy the day-to-day variety that comes with being a general dentist. In one visit I can be precisely bonding cosmetic restorations that enhance a patient’s smile, and in the next visit be reliving a patient’s pain through a tooth extraction or root canal therapy. I believe all kinds of procedures can have positive impacts on patient’s lives.

I met my wife, Gina in Boston. Together we moved to Madison in 2016 and have loved being here. We take advantage of the many parks throughout the state, hiking, biking, and snowshoeing are among our favorite outdoor activities. Gina’s Italian family has sparked a love for cooking, we often cook together and my personal hobby is using my pellet smoker as much as possible. Our French Bulldog, Bernie keeps us entertained and has become the official mascot of 608 Family Dental.

Gina and I look forward to planting our roots in the Sun Prairie community, and to make a difference in the lives of the people who call Sun Prairie home.

  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
  • American Dental Association
  • Wisconsin Dental Association
  • Greater Dane County Dental Society
  • Education:
  • UW-Milwaukee Bachelor of Science
  • Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, DMD
  • Colorado Implant Contiuum
  • Restorative Driven Implant Continuum
  • Doctor

    RJ Carpenter

    I enjoy developing the Doctor-Patient relationship, getting to know the patient, their dential needs, and agree how we can approach restoring their mouth and achieve dental health.

    My wife Jacqui and I have lived in Sun Prairie for 35 years. We have two sons, one in college and one grown son. We enjoy boating, golfing, and taking day trips around Wisconsin.

    Academic Credentials
  • B.S. in general science, University of Iowa, 1978
  • Doctor of Dental Surgery, University of Iowa, 1984
  • Associations
  • Member of the American Dental Association
  • Member of the Wisconsin Dental Association and Dane County Dental Society
  • Congratulations Dr. Carpenter on your retirement!


    Practice Manager

    We have built a team, here at 608 Family Dental, who are passionate about quality patient care! Not only do we care for you, but we love getting to know you!

    Although I am a California native, living and raising my family in Sun Prairie Wisconsin over the past 20 years has really showed me the beauty of 4 distinct seasons. People is Wisconsin are the nicest too! When not enjoying a walk or kayaking with my husband, I am also a photographer.



    I enjoy developing relationships with my patients and strive to put each person at ease during their dental visit. It’s very satisfying to see the positive impact that regular dental cleanings have on a person’s oral health. There is nothing more beautiful than a freshly cleaned mouth.

    I grew up in Northern Utah but have lived in Wisconsin for the past 16 years with my husband, two kids, and grumpy cat. I love summertime, hiking, and going to the beach. I also enjoy theatre, photography, and traveling to new places.


    Dental Assistant

    Dentistry continues to excite me with every patient I am fortunate enough to meet. Great dentistry is important to me because it means you’ve received the highest level of care and compassion we can offer and everyone deserves that!

    I live in Beaver Dam with my boyfriend Derek. For fun, I enjoy drinking coffee, crafting, and thrifting.


    Billing Manager

    I love being a part of our patients’ positive dental experiences. Watching patients go through a dental transformation is rewarding.

    Married to my Husband Randy, we live on a farmette near Columbus. We have a horse named Happy, two dogs, and seven cats. I love being in Wisconsin for the beautiful weather and watching the seasons change.


    Treatment Coordinator

    The impact a healthy smile can make in someone’s life and the newfound confidence they find in themselves with a healthy bright smile

    I grew up right here in Sun Prairie! I love spending time with my family doing anything outdoors in my free time. One thing I love most about Wisconsin is the beautiful summers we have and spending time out on all the beautiful lakes! Oh, and of course the amazing cheese curds!