Here is a little about our Tippit Dental Group team! We can't wait to meet you and welcome you to our dental office.
Dr. Thai Vuu
Dr. Vuu was born in Saigon, Vietnam and came to America when he was 2 years old. His family initially settled in Pennsylvania, but moved to Sugar Land, TX in 1990. Dr. Vuu graduated from Dulles High School and attended Eastern Mennonite University. He subsequently moved back to Houston and received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Texas Dental Branch. Dr. Vuu graduated at the top of his Dental School class and was elected into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society. Following Dental School he was accepted into the dual degree Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Program at the University of Texas Dental Branch. As part of his training Dr. Vuu received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Texas at Houston Medical School and also completed a one-year General Surgery Internship at the same institution. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
Dr. Vuu and his wife, Tu Pham, have two children, Nathan and Natalie, who both attend First Baptist Academy. In his spare time Dr. Vuu likes to hang out with his family, run, bike, swim, watch sports, and work on his golf game. He and his wife also love traveling, going to new restaurants, and trying different foods.
Dr. Vuu’s services include: In-ofﬁce anesthesia, wisdom teeth removal, exposure of impacted teeth, bone grafts, BMP therapy, PRP therapy, sinus lifts, soft tissue surgery, dental implants, reconstruction and maxillofacial pathology.
Trey Tippit, DDS
Dr. Nathaniel G. "Trey" Tippit was born and raised right here in Houston. Dr. Trey attended St. John's and Memorial High School before graduating from the University of Texas at Austin. He continued his education at Baylor College of Dentistry earning his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 2008.
Dr. Trey is the son of Dr. Tip Tippit and has spent valuable years learning from his father's guidance and mentorship... "I feel I have a great opportunity to help improve the health and well-being of my patients, and am incredibly fortunate to have been able to learn how to do this first-hand from my father. We truly are a family practice, and my hope is that every family who visits us for their dental care feels like they're at home". Under the leadership and direction of Dr. Trey, the Tippit Dental Group has now expanded with three additional locations, in Cypress, Bellville, and now Brenham, TX.
As a member of the American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry and a local Seattle Study Club, Dr. Trey is committed to the pursuit of "Excellence in Dentistry" through a wide variety of continuing education. He has earned a Fellowship in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and has a special interest in the field of dental implants.
Outside of the office, Dr. Trey is an avid runner and triathlete. He also enjoys hunting, fishing and backpacking.
Jessica Shimek, DDS
Dr. Shimek is a Fort Bend County native and is proud to be the first dentist in her family. She received her Bachelor's degree in Biology from Texas State University and her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Baylor College of Dentistry. While in dental school, Dr. Shimek mentored underclassmen as part of the Great Expectations program and served as President of her class for four years.
Dr. Shimek is dedicated to the advancement of her education and believes in providing the best care through the use of the latest technology. She enjoys building relationships with her patients by creating a calm, caring and professional atmosphere. She is an active member of the Greater Houston Dental Society and the American Dental Association.
In her spare time, Dr. Shimek enjoys spending time with her husband, Patrick, and their two dogs, Maddee and Brady. She lives for camping, loves biking around the Houston Heights and enjoys relaxing in the Texas Hill Country.
Nicholas Martin, DDS
Dr. Martin was born and raised in Austin, Texas where he attended Westlake High School. He received his Bachelor's degree in Biology from the University of Texas at Austin, followed by his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry. Dr. Martin has joined his cousin, Dr. Trey Tippit, and uncle, Dr. Tip Tippit, here in Houston to help build a true family practice and provide our patients with a comfortable and caring dental home.
He believes in being a lifelong student and commits himself to numerous continuing education classes so that he may combine the newest dental technologies and materials with the proven methods and techniques that Tippit Dental Group has provided its patients for so many years. Dr. Martin is an active member of the American Dental Association, the Texas Dental Association and the Greater Houston Dental Society
When not practicing dentistry, Dr. Martin enjoys traveling, biking, live music, fishing, and snow skiing. He and his wife Allison are avid sports fans and love attending any concert or sporting event they can.