Tien Dang – Doctor of Dental Surgery
Dr. Dang is one of Houston’s most qualified dental professionals. Hailing from Toronto, Canada, Dr. Tien Dang received his Bachelor of Science in Life Sciences with honors from McMaster University. With a rooted passion for helping the underserved, Dr. Dang enjoyed volunteering at local hospitals and food banks. Dr. Dang also spent time in Costa Rica and Panama with a group of physicians and dentists to provide care and education to local communities. Seeing the change that dentistry can make in people’s lives motivated Dr. Dang to pursue dentistry.
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. He graduated as one of the most clinically productive student doctors in his class of 400+ students. During that time, he was actively involved in the Patient Survivors of Torture (PSOT) program at Bellevue Hospital, NY, helping to restore broken teeth for patients who escaped as refugees from war-torn countries. Dr. Dang was also a student doctor aboard the NYU College of Dentistry Mobile Dental Van, Smiling Faces, Going Places Mobile Dental Van, where he brought dental care to public elementary schools across the five boroughs in New York.
After spending a lifetime in the north, Dr. Dang decided to start a new and warmer life in Houston. In the pursuit for clinical excellence for his patients, Dr. Dang is an active member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentists (AACD), American Dental Association (ADA), Texas Dental Association (TDA), Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), and the International Dental Implant Association (IDIA). Dr. Dang prides himself on leveraging the latest in dental materials science and technologies to provide a wide variety of services with exceptional quality.
Outside the office, he enjoys spending time with his family and friends and is an active supporter of local sports teams and charities.
Timothy Dang – American Board Certified Orthodontist
Dr. Tim delivers fresh insight and state-of-the-art techniques to elevate your smile. He was born and raised in Toronto, Canada, where he received a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences from McMaster University. After that, Dr. Tim attended New York University and earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree. To receive his specialty Orthodontic training, Dr. Tim attended Jacksonville University where he received both his Certificate in Advanced Graduate Studies and Masters of Science in Dentistry.
He was raised to give back to the community and help people around him. Dr. Tim’s values have led him to participate in community programs that devote resources to connect and support families. All of these values and experienced made a career in dental medicine the obvious choice for Dr. Tim, and he is excited to help others improve their dental health while building long-lasting relationships with his clients.
While at New York University, Doctor Tim recognized his talent for Orthodontics when he was able to create beautiful smiles and improve long-term function. He also gained an appreciation for the mental health impacts of his orthodontic work, and he loves the confidence boosts his clients gain from his services. His passion for Orthodontics lead him to undertake clinical research projects focused on improving the treatment times for Invisalign. Thanks to his extreme expertise, Dr. Tim is a certified Invisalign provider and continuously attends educational courses to stay informed about the latest advances in orthodontic technology and treatment plans.
Tiffany La – Masters of Business Administration
Tiffany La is the Office Coordinator of Studio Dental of River Park, and Dr. Tien Dang’s wife. She grew up in Sugar Land, Texas and has a Bachelor of Science from St. Edward’s University and an MBA from the University of Houston. Tiffany has a deep-rooted passion for improving patient’s overall wellness through artistry and tailored care. With her education and experience in both the sciences and business realms, Tiffany ensures that patients will feel welcomed, cared for, and always included in every discussion – from finances to procedural questions. She is an active member and administrator of many discussion boards and forums related to dental business practices, thus ensuring that Studio Dental of River Park will always be on top when it comes to helping our patients minimize their out-of-pocket expenses. Outside of the office, Tiffany is a licensed residential and commercial realtor and an active member of the Richmond Rotary Club. Tiffany loves to spend time with family and friends, and exploring new restaurants around town!
Stephanie Huynh – Registered Dental Assistant
A proud Houston native, Stephanie Huynh can always be found out and about in art, cultural, and music scene across the Houston metropolitan. From a young age, Stephanie was always fascinated with healthcare and its impact on helping people. She knew that she wanted to have a career in the healthcare field because she is genuinely motivated to help others with their health. Stephanie has always believed that good health is the gateway to everything else in life. With her interests in healthcare and administration, she graduated from Baylor University with a Health Science-Business Administration degree. During her time at Baylor, she fell in love with dentistry by having the opportunity to work in the dental field. Since she wanted to pursue the dental field, Stephanie went on to complete the Dental Assistant program at the University of Texas at San Antonio. With her passion in helping others and extensive education in the healthcare and administration field, Stephanie is invaluable team member at Studio Dental of River Park. On top of all of her great attributes and educational background, her stunning positivity and friendly chair side manner helps patients feel more relaxed and comfortable during their visit. Outside the office, Stephanie can be found being a DJ at many events, cooking up a great meal in the kitchen, or exploring all that Houston has to offer.
Leona Duong – Registered Dental Assistant
Leona Duong was born and raised in the beautiful beach town of Huntington Beach, California. There, she grew up surfing, hiking, and exploring the breezy coasts of California. When she was in high school, her parents decided that it was time to move to Houston because of the better opportunities in healthcare. In fact, her whole family has a background in dentistry! Her father was a dentist in Vietnam, while her mom has been a business administrator in dental offices for the last 25 years. Following her parents footsteps, Leona’s passion is also rooted in dentistry. She completed the Dental Assistant program at the Texas Academy of General Dentistry and has been assisting Dr. Dang for the last five years. Her favorite aspect in dentistry is being able to comfort and to help alleviate anxiety in her patients. She carries a laid-back, and caring attitude, which patients find very comforting. Leona goes above and beyond to ensure patient happiness and satisfaction because she knows how important oral health is in relation to overall health. When she’s not helping patients, Leona can be found actively involved in helping her cultural community. She plays a key-role on her Lion Dance team, which helps to raise cultural awareness and to build good relationships with local businesses and surrounding communities.
Jeanie Phan – Registered Dental Hygienist
Jeanie believes a smile is universal. Personally experiencing the impact of a healthy and confident smile herself, Jeanie realized her calling in dentistry. She is committed to helping her patients overcome their dental fears with compassion and promises of the judgement-free and pain-free environment. Jeanie recevied her Dental Hygiene degree from Houston community college on a full academic scholarship from the nonprofit community. She now dedicates her free time paying it forward at local nursing homes, homless shelters, and children’s hospitals!