Meet Dr. Ross Pickei
Born and raised in Spring, Texas, Dr. Ross Pickei graduated from Klein Oak High School and went on to attend The University of Texas at Austin, earning his Bachelor of Science degree in nutrition with a concentration in biology. Outside of his time in the classroom and laboratory, Dr. Pickei was an active member of the Silver Spurs, a men’s service organization best known as the caretakers of Bevo, the beloved UT mascot. Upon graduation, Dr. Pickei pursued interests in cancer biology research at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston in the Department of Experimental Therapeutics. He was published in numerous scientific journals, including the prestigious journal Cancer and presented his research collaborations at the annual national San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.
Following his time in cancer research, Dr. Pickei earned his dental degree from the #1 ranked dental school by U.S. News and World Report: The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. During his dental studies, he continued his passion for research and was recognized for his findings on oral thrush affecting immunocompromised populations, presenting his research at the annual International Association of Dental Research conference in Tampa, Florida.
Dr. Pickei considers patient-doctor relationships to be the most rewarding aspect of patient care, providing oral health education and helping to ease patient anxieties when visiting the dentist. He enjoys staying up-to-date on the latest dental materials, trends and technologies to help his patients achieve long-lasting, healthy and aesthetic results. He offers patients a wide range of treatment options to best accommodate their time, finances and comfort including same-day Cerec porcelain crowns, conscious sedation and adult orthodontics. He is an active member of the American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association and Greater Houston Dental Society and has volunteered locally with the Mobile Dental Clinic, National Serve Day and Give Kids a Smile Day. Dr. Pickei treats his patients like family and his goal is to be your dentist for life!
Dr. Pickei and his wife Laurie met in high school and married in 2012 in Houston, settling down in the Heights to be close to their families. In 2016, they were blessed with the birth of their son Morgan who loves swimming, dinosaurs and playing with their miniature Schnauzer Loui. In his free time, Dr. Pickei enjoys attending University of Texas football games and discovering the best barbecue restaurants around Texas. Together with his family, they enjoy summer trips to the beach to swim in the ocean, riding their bicycles to the playground, learning new sports and enjoying the diverse cultures and cuisines of Houston.