Todd T. Tsuchiya, D.D.S.

D.D.S.: University of Minnesota School of Dentistry

General Practice Residency: University of Chicago; Assistant Director, General Practice Residency, University of Chicago

Memberships: American Dental Association, Minnesota Dental Association, Minneapolis District Dental Society, Northside Study Club, Academy of Osseointegration

About Dr. Tsuchiya

Dr. Tsuchiya received a B.S. degree in Economics from the University of Minnesota and earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Minnesota in 1987. He continued his formal training in a General Practice Residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. While at the University of Chicago, Dr. Tsuchiya was also a Clinical Instructor of Dentistry and served as Assistant Director of the residency program. Dr. Tsuchiya has also been a part time instructor at the University of Minnesota, School of Dentistry for 12 years.

Dr. Tsuchiya has been with Bassett Creek Dental since January, 1990. He is a former Treasurer/Officer of the Minnesota Dental Association and Minneapolis District Dental Society and still serves on several committees within these organizations.

Dr. Tsuchiya is originally from St. Louis Park and currently resides in Eden Prairie with his wife Connie and their son, Kyle. He is an avid sports fan and participant. He is also active in Kogen Taiko, a Japanese American performing art/drumming group.


1966: What is now Bassett Creek Dental originated when Dr. Richard Adamson opened his dental practice above North Drug on 36th Avenue North in Minneapolis.

1973: Dr. Adamson moved his practice to a third floor office of the Bassett Creek Medical Building with three treatment rooms. After remodeling and expansion took place in 1975, 1984 and 1986, there were seven treatment rooms.

1974: Dr. Steven Nielsen joined Dr. Adamson.

1979: The practice was named Adamson, Nielsen and Associates, P.A.

1981: Dr. Lisa Howard joined the practice.

1982: The practice of Dr. Paul Poss joined Adamson, Nielsen and Associates.

1984: Bassett Creek Dental became the official name. Evening hours were offered at this time and well-received by patients. Evening hours are still available today — Monday through Thursday.

1989: The current office space in Suite 100 became the home for Bassett Creek Dental. This state of the art dental facility features 12 treatment rooms.

1989: Dr. Adamson retired from practice.

1990: Dr. Todd Tsuchiya joined Bassett Creek Dental.

1990: Periodontal specialty treatment was added. Dr. John Rieke currently provides periodontal services.

1992: Oral Surgery specialty treatment was added. Dr. Ab Rahimi currently provides oral surgery services.

1994: Dr. Shari Bruning joined Bassett Creek Dental. Dr. Lisa Howard left the practice at this time to pursue a three year residency in Orthodontics at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

1999: Dr. Jeff Steele as well as the practice of Dr. Norman Kushino joined Bassett Creek Dental.

2000: Dr.Kushino retired.

2001: Dr. Samira Mahabadi joined the practice.

2008: Dr. Paul Peterson joined the practice.

2013: Dr. Peterson pursued specialization on Oral Surgery.

2014: Dr. Nielsen retired.

2015: Dr. Pablo Avendano joined the practice.