Austin Family Dentist Mission
Our mission is to create a unique, positive and trusting dental experience for all our patients. By providing you with the highest degree of personal care, as well as exemplary professional services, it’s simple… there will be smiles that are healthier and brighter for everyone! Now its time to get to know the people who will be helping you achieve your desired results..
Brian D Tucker (Owner)DMD, FAGD (Owner)
Dr. Tucker was born and raised in New Jersey. He received his Baccalaureate of Science in Biology at The College of New Jersey. Dr. Tucker went on to the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey where he received his Dental degree as a Doctor of Medical Dentistry. During his senior year…
Brent E FossumDDS
Dr. Brent Fossum was born and raised in Rapid City, South Dakota, and has lived in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and several cities in Texas. His extended family includes seven dentists including three brothers in his immediate family, all of whom graduated from the University of Texas Dental Branch in Houston, and three great uncles, also brothers, who graduated from the Chicago College of Dental Surgery, the first being Dr. Albert Fossum, who received his DDS Degree in 1898…
Melissa has been a registered dental assistant since 2010. She is one of the ladies who will be greeting you when you walk in the door. She enjoys working at Austin Family Dentist because she loves working in a fun, friendly, family-oriented atmosphere. Although she is an RDA, she mainly specializes in handling the insurance, scheduling, and treatment coordinating. Melissa enjoys helping patients change their perception of dentistry and restoring smiles inspires her everyday. If you ever have any questions Melissa is here to help answer any and all of your questions.
In her free time, Melissa enjoys being outdoors, trying new foods, cooking, crafting, listening to live music, and most importantly, spending time with her family.
Shireen is one of our two full time hygienists. She grew up on San Antonio where she received her bachelor’s degree in Biology and attended the Health Science Center for Dental Hygiene. In her spare time Shireen enjoys attending concerts (she is a huge music lover). She always enjoys outdoor activities and being with friends.
Ying is one of our two full time Dental Hygienists. She has been with Austin Family Dentist since November 2015. She is fluent in two languages (Chinese and English) and still knows some Japanese. Ying has a degree in international business, and earned her Registered Dental Hygiene degree from Austin Community College. Ying enjoys traveling, photography, sports, gardening, sewing, and making new friends in Austin. Ying has a gentle touch and is very detail oriented. She strives to make each and every patient have a welcoming, educating, and pleasant experience at Austin Family Dentist.
Jennifer works the front office at Austin Family Dentist. She has been in the dental field for over 15 years, so ask any questions and she will probably have the answer, or know where to get it. Jennifer has been with Austin Family Dentist since 2008. She enjoys spending her free time her daughter, Amaris. They love to travel together, take lots of pictures, and make memories together.
Jill has been a Registered Dental Assistant since 2006. She worked with Dr. Tucker for 2 years, at another office, before following him to Austin Family Dentist in the fall of 2009. Jill loves to interact with patients and getting to know them on a more personal level. She does her best to make the overall dental experience a positive one. In her free time she loves spending time w/ her family and enjoying all of Austin’s beautiful sights.
John has been a Registered Dental Assistant since 2004 and has been with Austin Family Dentist since late 2016. He enjoys his role in the office helping provide caring and quality dentistry to our patient community. John is here to help w/ any and all questions and to help your dental appointment run smoothly. John enjoys spending time with his wife and 2 children. During some of his free time, he provides meals and dental essentials to the homeless. John is a big Dallas Cowboys fan.
Beth S. has been in the dental field for over 15 years. She helps in the front office (insurance claims, answering calls), as well as assists clinically with Drs. Fossum and Tucker. Beth helps make your your appointment is smooth and efficient as possible. Beth enjoys outdoor activities and spending time with her family.