A native of The Woodlands and proud graduate of the John Cooper School, David Epstein, DDS — a general and cosmetic dentist and sleep apnea specialist — is happy to call Texas his home once again. He is currently practicing at David B. Epstein, DDS and Nikita Vakil, DMD, in Spring, Texas.
Dr. Epstein left Texas to attend Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, where he completed a BS in neuroscience. After college, while he was trying to decide what to do with his career, he spent a few days at Woodlands Dental Group observing Dr. David Ryder.
That experience seeing the day-to-day professional experiences of a dentist inspired him to go to dental school, beginning a path that eventually led right back to Woodlands Dental Group. Dr. Epstein grew his passion for dentistry at the State University of New York in Buffalo.
While he was a dental student, Dr. Epstein volunteered in the Dominican Republic as well as Appalachia, two parts of the world where many people lack access to quality dental care. His volunteering led him to realize just what a profound difference dental care can make in a person’s life, and how rewarding the practice of dentistry can be. He continues to volunteer on Fridays at Interfaith Community Clinic, which provides care to people without insurance.
Dr. Epstein is happy to be back in Texas, among family, friends, and good barbecue. He’s honored that he can work at the practice where his love of dentistry started and help the people of the Woodlands keep their smiles in tiptop shape.