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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

Jessica Pham

"I aim to create a lifelong dental family by empowering my patients, one smile at a time."

From small town to big dreams

Growing up in the close-knit community of Rockport, Texas, Dr. Jessica Pham held close the values of community and care. Her passion for dentistry inspired a bold move to Houston's bustling scene, where her professional dreams took flight. Today, Dr. Pham seamlessly blends the warmth of her small-town upbringing with the precision of big-city dental expertise, crafting a one-of-a-kind patient experience.

Vision and mission

Dr. Pham is on a mission to redefine modern dentistry. She dreams of a world where every smile isn't just about oral health but a canvas of beauty, identity, and expression. Her approach goes beyond typical dental care, ensuring each smile not only radiates health but also tells a unique personal story.

Dental education

Earning her Doctor of Dental Surgery from UT School of Dentistry, Houston, Dr. Pham enriched her expertise through diverse hospital and clinic rotations within the city. Committed to her community, she persistently refines her craft in areas such as Cosmetic Dentistry, Endodontics, Pediatric Dentistry, Orthodontics, and Oral Surgery. Her credentials also extend to minimal conscious sedation, a comfort for many facing dental anxiety.


Each patient is cherished as part of Dr. Pham's 'Dental Family'. She fosters a welcoming dental environment where care goes beyond routine appointments, evolving into lasting relationships founded on trust and empathy.

Dedication to learning and excellence

Dr. Pham embraces a philosophy of endless growth, confident that ongoing education and unwavering dedication to improvement are key to offering unparalleled patient care. Her commitment extends to active involvement in esteemed professional bodies, including the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), American Dental Association (ADA), Texas Dental Association (TDA), and Greater Houston Dental Society (GHDS).

A dentist's love for canines

Beyond her practice, Dr. Pham shares her heart with her two beloved dogs, Twix and Onyx. She enjoys embarking on adventures to various parks across Texas with her furry duo. On occasion, she heads back to her family's home in Rockport, Texas, where she indulges in offshore fishing. Don't hesitate to inquire about her remarkable encounter with an 8 ft shark!

Doctor of dental surgery

Phianh Ma

"In every patient, I see family, striving for comfort, trust, and excellence."

Embracing family values

Dr. Phianh Ma, a native of Houston, holds her family close to her heart. As a devoted dentist, she extends the warmth of familial care to her patients, placing their well-being and comfort at the forefront.

Early inspiration

Dr. Ma's journey into the realm of dentistry was sparked during her high school years when she embarked on her own orthodontic treatment. These positive experiences at the dentist's office ignited her passion to provide future patients with the same level of reassurance and excellence.

Educational voyage and giving back

After successfully attaining a Bachelor's degree in Biology from the University of Texas at San Antonio, Dr. Ma proactively engaged with diverse organizations to delve deeper into the world of dentistry. Her commitment to volunteer work, including a mission trip to Panama, allowed her to provide crucial dental care to underserved communities. These experiences not only reinforced her dedication to her chosen profession but also underscored her commitment to giving back.

Passion set ablaze

Dr. Ma's passion for dentistry continued to flourish during her two years as a dental assistant and her volunteer work at the Healthcare for the Homeless Clinic. These valuable experiences solidified her aspiration to make a meaningful impact on oral healthcare.

Passion set ablaze

Drawn to the unique blend of art and science in dentistry, Dr. Ma finds inspiration. The opportunity to restore smiles, craft aesthetically pleasing dental work, and leverage cutting-edge technology not only fuels her creativity but also stimulates her intellectual curiosity, providing a dynamic and fulfilling aspect to her practice.

Dental expertise and innovation

Her educational journey continued with the attainment of a Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio. This academic voyage equipped Dr. Ma with comprehensive knowledge in cosmetic dentistry, precise treatment planning, and mastery over various dental procedures.

Mastering complexity

To further refine her skills, Dr. Ma opted to pursue an Advanced Education of General Dentistry residency at Roseman University. Here, she immersed herself in handling complex cases, with a particular emphasis on cosmetic dentistry and the intricate field of implantology. Moreover, she had the privilege of learning from accomplished specialists.

Dedicated to excellence

As an active member of esteemed organizations such as the ADA, TDA, and GHDS, Dr. Ma remains unwavering in her commitment to staying at the forefront of the dental field. Her dedication ensures she consistently delivers the highest standard of care to her patients, fostering trust and promoting overall oral health.


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