DDS, University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston
Why He Was Nominated:
Along with his wife, Samantha (see below), Dr. Tejada set out after dental school intending to make the greatest possible impact on their community. In doing so, they decided not to open a practice immediately, but instead to venture forth separately, gaining individual experience and business acumen that they could then combine and put to work. Now, armed with that knowledge, they’re building their practice, WoodSprings Dentistry, together.
“Honesty and compassion. We spend a great amount of time discussing treatment options and educating the patient for them to make an informed decision. Most people do not like coming to the dentist, so it’s our job to make them feel as comfortable as possible.”