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Meet Your Team

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Dr. Garrett Nelson

For over a decade Dr. Nelson has been practicing oral surgery in the DFW area. Dentistry is in his family as he is a fourth generation dentist. Dr. Nelson's brother is an orthodontist in the Houston area and his father continue to practice dentistry at 72 years of age.

Dr. Nelson is committed to the delivery of the best oral surgery treatment and experience possible. His clinical experience as a practitioner and instructor includes implant dentistry where he utilizes the very latest technology in planning and delivering the very best in clinical care.

Dr. Nelson studied dentistry at UCLA and studied medicine at Texas Tech. He is a native of Los Angeles but came to Texas to settle down as his new home. He completed his Oral Surgery training at Baylor in Dallas and continues to serve the oral surgery program as an Associate Clinical Professor for over ten years. Many of the current dentists throughout Dallas were once his students.

Dr. Nelson has four children and lives in Frisco where he enjoys golf, travel, snow skiing and serving his church and community. His latest hobby is running several half marathons with his fiancée Rachel.

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Dr. Ian Ballou

I was born and raised in Kansas City, the product of a loving family with Midwestern values and an appreciation for hard work. I am the oldest of 4 brothers and a sister. Away from the office, I enjoy spending time with friends and family, playing with my dogs, traveling, lifting weights, jogging, snowboarding, surfing, golfing, listening to music, trying new restaurants, reading and staying active with church activities. I'm a huge fan of all sports, and my loyalty is with the crimson and blue Jayhawks of KU!

My dental training was completed at the University of Missouri Kansas City. After graduating with honors, I completed an orthodontic fellowship at the University of Florida followed by an orthodontic residency at the University of Missouri Kansas City. I was trained in the latest treatment methods, am a Preferred Provider for Invisalign and have been creating amazing smiles in Texas since 2010. I continue to provide my patients with the very best orthodontic treatment available through continuing education and membership in various professional organizations. I'm blessed to do what I love for a living...working together with patients, parents and team members to develop meaningful relationships while creating amazing before and after results in the process!

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Dr. Ticole Nguyen

Dr. Ticole Nguyen was born and raised in the wonderful DFW area. She's lived in many cities around DFW, including Irving, Cedar Hill, Sunnyvale, Grand Prairie and Dallas. She attended University of Texas at Arlington where she majored in Biology. After, she attended Texas A&M Baylor College of Dentistry where she's been participating in summer programs since 10th grade! During dental school, she was a part of numerous clubs, including Asian Dental Association, Student National Dental Association, American Student Dental Association.

Dr. Nguyen's passion for dentistry stems from the summer pre-dental enrichment programs she participated in when she was in high school and college. She enjoys helping people feel better about their smile and loves the boost in self esteem when patients love their smile. She is committed to providing the finest quality of dentistry, which she strongly believes requires continuing education. Dr. Nguyen is currently a member of the American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association, and Academy of General Dentistry.

When Dr. Nguyen isn't working, she enjoys spending time with her friends, her family and her fiancé, who is also a dentist. She and her fiancé love to volunteer at dental events and participate in programs that give back to the community. She loves to travel and one day hopes to travel the world!

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Dr. Tony Tran

Dr. Tony Tran was born and raised in sunny Southern California. He attended University of California, Santa Barbara for his undergraduate studies in biochemistry and continued on to study dentistry and graduating with honors at Temple University. Throughout dental school, he made tremendous efforts and provided exceptional dental care to the underserved community of Philadelphia and continues to do so through community outreach efforts.

Dr. Tran’s philosophy includes providing compassionate and comprehensive dental care for patients, educating them on best oral health care practices that empower them to improve their self-confidence, build connections, and maintain a high quality of life. Since dentistry is constantly evolving with new advancements, he firmly believes that providing exceptional evidence-based dental care requires continuing education. He always strives to ensure his patient’s experience is both positive and productive and that they all leave with a smile.

Outside of the office, Dr. Tran enjoys spending quality time with his family, friends and his furry friend, Leo. He loves to explore other cultures and cuisines, whether through traveling or just by grabbing a bite at the restaurant down the street.

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