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Doctor of dental surgery

Tien Dang

“I became a dentist because I wanted to change lives. I’ve seen firsthand the power of dentistry to restore and transform people.”

Dr. Tien Dang of Studio Dental of River Park

Background & Inspiration

Hailing from Toronto, Canada, Dr. Tien Dang received his Bachelor of Science in Life Sciences with honors from McMaster University. During his free time, he was passionate about helping the underserved and enjoyed volunteering at local hospitals and food banks. Wanting to make more impact, he volunteered to travel with physicians and dentists to Costa Rica and Panama to provide care and education to rural communities without access to care. This trip abroad allowed him to see firsthand how dental care changes lives and motivated him to pursue dentistry.

Dental education

Dr. Dang completed his Doctorate in Dental Surgery at the New York University College of Dentistry, one of the top-ranked dental schools in the world. While attending NYU, Dr. Dang was active in the Aesthetics Club, where he learned foundational principles of advanced cosmetic dental procedures beyond standard dental care. He graduated as one of the most clinically productive student doctors in his class of 400+ students.

Restoring hope

During dental school, he was a member of the Patient Survivors of Torture (PSOT) program at Bellevue Hospital, NY. Through the specialized program, he learned effective anxiety-reducing techniques that helped reduce dental anxiety while restoring broken teeth and spirits for patients who escaped as refugees from war-torn countries.

Serving children

While in the Big Apple, he also brought dental care to public elementary schools across the five boroughs through NYU’s Mobile Dental Van called “Smiling Faces, Going Places.” Being able to help children understand the importance of oral health is one of the main reasons why Dr. Dang enjoys being a dentist.

Memberships and Ongoing Training

Dr. Dang is an active member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentists (AACD), American Academy of Facial Esthetics (AAFE), American Dental Association (ADA), Texas Dental Association (TDA), Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), and the International Dental Implant Association (IDIA). He also invests hundreds of hours on continuing education to learn the latest and best evidence-based technology and treatments for his patients.

Home Life

He enjoys spending quality time with his wife, Tiffany, and their baby boy Travis. He also enjoys traveling, trying out new restaurants, and staying active.

Doctor of dental surgery

Angela Huynh

“I love building relationships with patients. Knowing them better helps me tailor treatment to meet their unique wants and needs.”

Doctor Angela Huynh

Houston is Home

Born and raised in the southwest area in Alief, Dr. Huynh is a Houstonian through and through. She graduated as the Valedictorian from Alief Taylor High School and realized her passion for health care through volunteering and shadowing.

Discovering Dentistry

She attended the University of Texas at Austin, where she received a Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Sciences. Her interest in dentistry was born through her natural talents in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), combined with her passion for creative arts. Upon realizing dentistry was her future, she committed to becoming active in pre-dental organizations and going abroad on dental missions trips.

Dental Education

She graduated with high honors, earning a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at the UT Health San Antonio School of Dentistry. During this time, she had extensive training in general and cosmetic dentistry. She is also certified in minimal conscious sedation with extensive experience managing dental anxiety in patients.

Health Care and Art

Dr. Huynh sees dentistry as an intersection of health care and art – an ideology that fuels her passion for the profession. She finds great fulfillment in restoring smiles to proper function and esthetics.

Ongoing Training and Memberships

As a life-long learner, she stays on the cutting-edge of the latest dentistry advancements through continuing education and professional development. She is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), American Dental Association (ADA), Texas Dental Association (TDA) and Greater Houston Dental Society (GHDS).

Beyond Dentistry

She likes to try out new restaurants with her loved ones in her free time. Traveling to explore new cultures and experiences is also a fundamental fascination to her, and she has backpacked through multiple continents. To wind down, she enjoys watching both contemporary and classic films.

Doctor of dental surgery

Nirja Shrestha

“I want to create beautiful and healthy smiles by integrating art and science. After all, oral health is part of one’s overall health.”

Doctor Nirja Shrestha


Originally a native of Nepal, her family immigrated to Houston while she was in high school. Before graduating, Dr. Shrestha’s shadowing experiences and dental mission trips to developing countries sparked a passion for dentistry.


She graduated from The University of Texas at San Antonio with a Bachelor of Science in Public Health with Concentration in Epidemiology and a Minor in Biology. While pursuing her degree, Dr. Shrestha was actively involved in various leadership roles within her pre-dental organization. She also volunteered at Texas Mission of Mercy, a mobile dental clinic, and Haven for Hope, an organization that supports those experiencing homelessness.


While completing her Doctorate in Dental Surgery from the UT Health Houston School of Dentistry, she was an active member of many clubs and organizations. She was a member of the American Student Dental Association (ASDA) at the district level, the Texas Association of Women Dentists, Asian American Student Dental Association (AASDA), and the Student Research Program.


Currently, Dr. Shrestha is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), American Dental Association (ADA), Texas Dental Association (TDA), and Greater Houston Dental Society (GHDS).


She enjoys arts & crafts, cooking new recipes, and taking time to unwind through yoga and meditation. Dr. Shrestha also cherishes time with family and friends, delighting in hosting get-togethers for her loved ones.

Doctor of dental surgery

Michele Truong

“My passion is to help my patients feel confident in their smiles by providing the best dental care possible. I believe having a confident smile emanates positively in every facet of their lives.”

Dr. Michele Truong of Studio Dental of River Park


Growing up in the local area of Richmond, Dr. Truong attended the DeBakey High School for the Health Professions. While volunteering at the Veterans Affairs Hospital's Dental Clininc, her interest in dentistry ignited while observing the dental technicians in the laboratory as they utilized their hand skills and eye for art to create new teeth out of ceramics for our servicemen and women.


Dr. Truong earned her Bachelor's Degree at The University of Texas at San Antonio - graduating with the highest honors, Summa Cum Laude. Following her pursuit in dentistry, Dr. Truong completed her Doctorate in Dental Surgery from UT Health Houston School of Dentistry. While she was a dental student, she developed a solid foundation in general dentistry and enjoyed building strong relationships with patients. She was a proud officer of the Asian American Dental Student Association (AADSA) and member of the American Dental Education Association (ADEA), which gave her a platform to advocate for patient education to ensure better care and communication between provider and patient.


While an undergraduate student at The University of Texas at San Antonio, she was an officer of the UTSA Pre-Dental Society and helped organize a community outreach program where members taught local elementary school students about dental hygiene and the importance of oral health.


Dr. Truong’s passion is helping others and making patients feel more confident in their smiles by treating them with the best care possible. She enjoys building trusting relationships with everyone she serves so they feel comfortable relying on her for all their dental needs.


She’s a true Houston foodie who’s always trying all the new hotspots in town. You can catch her at the latest restaurant openings, especially if sushi’s on the menu. She’s also an avid dog lover and spends a lot of her free time with her family dog Lulu.


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