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Dr. J. Derek Tieken Tieken Smiles Dentistry

Meet Dr. Tieken


J. Derek Tieken, DDS has earned lots of accolades and honors in his 29 years as a dentist—and before that, while earning his degree from the University of Texas School of Dentistry in Houston. President of his fourth-year class, Dr. Tieken delivered the commencement address.

His dental practice, Tieken Smiles Dentistry, has been recognized as a “Best Dentist” by Bay Area Houston Magazine for 18 years in a row. And it earned a spot on H-Texas Magazine's “Top Dentists” list from 2010 to 2016. In 2014, Tieken Smiles Dentistry was selected as Practice of the Year by Next Level, a dental consulting and training organization.

Dr. Tieken was named a Texas Super Dentist in 2017 by Texas Monthly.

Dr. Tieken has also appeared on Consumers' Research Council of America's list of top dentists in the U.S.

Focus on Patient Well-Being


But there is more to dentistry than awards. Dr. Tieken has always had a passion for dentistry and knew he wanted to practice at a young age. He continues to be fascinated by the connection between a healthy mouth and a healthy body. This shows in his work, through his focus on improving his patients' overall well-being. He takes time to build close relationships with his patients and provide each and every one of them with personalized care.

Dr. Tieken enjoys continuing to grow in his dental profession and being on the cutting edge. He stays up-to-date on the latest dental trends by taking courses at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies.

Giving Back to the Community


Dr. Tieken is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. He is a longtime participant in its Give Back a Smile program, which provides restorative dentistry services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

Dr. Tieken loves his local community. He established his dental practice just 10 miles away from where he grew up. And he participates in many community service projects such as providing dental screenings to area school children.


In His Free Time


In his free time, Dr. Tieken enjoys traveling with his wife, Lori, reading and writing, being outdoors, and boating. He also enjoys following sports, especially his alma mater Baylor University and The University of Mississippi where his daughter attends.


Meet Dr. Donnell


Emily Donnell, DDS attended the University of Texas School of Dentistry in Houston. Dr. Donnell was born and raised in Amarillo, Texas and completed her undergraduate degree at West Texas A&M, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in biology.

She is a member of the Greater Houston Dental Society, Texas Association of Women Dentists, American Dental Association, and Texas Dental Association.

Dr. Donnell was selected as a top dentist in Houston, TX and was spotlighted in the renowned publication, The Leading Physicians of The World.

Focus On Patient Well-Being


Dr. Donnell chose dentistry knowing she would have the ability to raise a patient’s confidence by giving them a happy, healthy smile. She is renowned for being gentle, compassionate, and thorough with her patients.

Dr. Donnell enjoys taking the time to get to know each and every patient and building a close, trusting relationship with them to give the best experience possible.

Giving Back To The Community


Dr. Donnell is involved with many organizations that help give back to children in the community. Some of which include, The Center for Children and Women, Ronald McDonald House Charities and Give Kids a Smile. She has a passion for giving back and loves any opportunity to provide people with healthy, happy smiles.

In Her Free Time


In her free time, Dr. Donnell enjoys being outdoors and vacationing to the beach. She loves discovering new places to dine out and spending quality time with family and friends.


Ready to experience Tieken Smiles Dentistry? Call (281) 942-0444 or contact us to book a visit to our League City, TX dentist office.
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Bestselling Author, Dr. J. Derek Tieken launched his book, The Million Dollar Smile: Changing Lives with Cosmetic Dentistry in May 2018. The book was well received and climbed to the top of Amazon's bestsellers list a few weeks after its launch. The book's success was covered on CBS and ABC News, among other media channels, and now the book is available in our office for you to read!

The Million Dollar Smile: Changing Lives with Cosmetic Dentistry is a candid look at the cosmetic dentistry industry and offers insights from some of the leading experts in the field. The 12 professionals whose contributions make up this book were selected for their dedication and integrity in seeking the best dental solutions for their patients. These dentists offer factual and honest advice about cosmetic dentistry procedures and how they can benefit you.
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