About Your Dentist
Dr. TJ Nugent was born in Ft. Stewart, GA, on May 28, 1980, to Matt and Brenda Nugent. Dr. Nugents father served in the Army, and growing up, his family moved several times. They lived in Georgia, Colorado, Germany, and Duncan, OK, while his father was stationed at Ft. Sill. Dr. Nugent attended 6 th grade in Empire and 7 th, 8 th and 9 th grades in Duncan. He was active in wrestling and football while attending Duncan. He loved the time his family spent in Duncan!
After his dad retired from the Army, Dr. Nugents family settled in Southeastern Idaho, where his extended family currently lives. Dr. Nugent graduated from Highland High School, located in Pocatello, ID, in 1998. He went on to serve a two-year mission for his church in Michigan. Dr. Nugent received his Bachelor of Science in Zoology from Idaho State University in 2005, and his Doctorate in Dental Surgery from the University of Oklahoma in 2009.
After graduation, Dr. Nugent joined a practice in Altus, OK, but was excited to return to Duncan in 2011. Shortly after My Dentist opened, Dr. Nugent and his team provided free dental services in a mobile dental unit for the Baptist Church in Comanche, OK. He gave back to the community with a Free Dental Day in 2015. Dr. Nugent also enjoys providing Head Start dental exams each year. For the last two years, Dr. Nugent and his staff have participated in the Fiesta at Fuqua and provided back-to-school exams and education. Dr. Nugent is a member in good standing of the Oklahoma Dental Association and the American Dental Association. He maintains a high level of continuing education each year.
While attending Idaho State University, he met his wife, Becca. She had just received her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene when he met her. They married in 2007, and were blessed with twin boys in 2013! Dr. Nugent's family is the light of his life!
In his spare time, Dr. Nugent loves to hunt and fish. He serves faithfully in his church and loves to watch OU football!