Raised in southwest Houston, Dr. Duc “Duke” M. Ho earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree in 1996 from the University of Texas School of Dentistry in Houston, Texas. After graduating dental school, he went on to further his education and experience by completing a General Practice Residency (GPR) at the Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, also located in Houston. This one-year program provided an opportunity to expand his level of training by caring for patients with varying medical and dental backgrounds.
Dr. Ho regularly attends continuing education courses, which enables him to provide his patients with a wide range of treatment options. The care he provides covers a broad spectrum of skills ranging from routine general dental maintenance; utilization of the SomnoDent device, which helps to treat sleep apnea and its effects such as snoring; and placement and restoration of implants using the Nobel Active Guided Surgery System. In addition, he is certified for both nitrous oxide administration and oral conscious sedation; helping to manage any patient’s anxieties.
In conjunction with those courses, he recently passed an extensive written exam, which covered sixteen dental disciplines. The successful completion of the exam enabled him to receive his Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD); an honor only seven percent of general dentists in the U.S. have achieved.