Tammeka Nickleberry, DDS
Dr. Nickleberry received her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from Baylor College of Dentistry in 2005. Prior to that, she received her undergraduate degree from Prairie View A&M University. Dr. Nickleberry began practicing dentistry in the Houston area in 2009, and she recently expanded her practice to the Pearland area in 2016. She wants to help change the experience of dentistry for her patients and help people fall in love with their smiles. To do this, Dr. Nickleberry strives to create an amazing, care-free experience that in turn creates healthy, gorgeous smiles. She also strives to help patients achieve total awareness about their general health and how their oral health impacts their overall well-being. In short, she wants the days of “hating” to see the dentist to cease to exist with her patients.
To give her patients the best possible care, Dr. Nickleberry stays current with continuing her education by taking a variety of classes in all disciplines of dentistry. She also hosts an implant study club with doctors who have taught her how to place dental implants. In addition, Dr. Nickleberry is a member of the Spear Study Club, which focuses on a comprehensive approach to dentistry by treating the patient as a whole. Dr. Nickleberry is also a member of the International Association of Orthodontists, and the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. She has completed hundreds of hours in implant and orthodontic dentistry training to help provide better care for her patients.
Dr. Nickleberry’s family is from Naples, Texas, which is located in the northeast corner of the state. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, reading, running, and weight lifting.
Esther Oluwo, DDS
Dr. Esther Oluwo is a proud Houston native and lifelong resident. Her parents are immigrants from Nigeria who have called Houston home for almost 40 years. Dr. Oluwo obtained her B.S in Biology and minor in Public Health from the University of Houston. She attended Texas A&M College Dentistry ( formerly Baylor College of Dentistry) where she received her Doctorate of Dental Surgery. During her education, she received many accolades and awards for her research in dental materials. She also was the first recipient of the Claude Williams Endowment Scholarship. She served on the National executive board of the Student National Dental Association and became an active member of the Academy of General Dentistry, American Dental Association, International Association of Dental and Craniofacial Research and numerous other local organizations.
Dr. Oluwo prides herself on staying on top of the latest advances, research and technology in the field of dentistry and is constantly learning better ways to serve her patients. Whether it’s teaching preventative practices to her patients, making them feel calm and comfortable in the dental chair or performing an array of dental procedures, she finds joy in treating every patient with respect and the highest standard of care. As an advocate of public health, she believes everyone should have access to exceptional dental care. She promotes oral health as a part of overall health, providing comprehensive care to the entire family.
In her free time, Dr. Oluwo enjoys giving back to her community, whether that be mentoring the next generation of healthcare professionals or providing services in outreach missions. She is a diehard Houston Rockets fan, self-proclaimed foodie and loves to travel and surround herself with different cultures. Although Dr. Oluwo loves spending time with her family, she also sees every patient as part of her family. She hopes to continue to provide exceptional care to her community and changing lives one smile at a time.
Dr. Courtney Jacocks, DDS
is a committed general dentist within the Houston metropolitan area. She is a Cum Laude graduate of Howard University, received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Meharry Medical College and completed her General Practice Residency training at the University of Kentucky. From a young age, she unequivocally knew she desired to serve others through dentistry. Her goal was to help impact the public by providing knowledge and understanding of the importance of excellent oral health and its correlation and impact on one’s general health. She also strived to become an advocate for those struggling with dental anxiety, and sought to provide gracious, supportive, and compassionate care for those suffering from difficult diseases such as HIV/AIDS.
In addition to Dr. Jacocks’ dedication to dentistry, she is an energetic and passionate yogi/yoga instructor eagerly seeking to encourage and strengthen others through the practice of yoga. A practice guided to grow the physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual aspect of one’s wellbeing through a state of flow and self-ability. Receiving her RYT 200hr certification in 2017, she loves to immerse her knowledge of yoga with dentistry to alleviate dental anxiety among her patients through breathing and meditation techniques, as well as, facial massages and aroma therapy. She teaches yoga throughout the city and uses yoga as a means to give back to the community through charitable organization events.
Dr. Jacocks lives by the personal motto “Dentistry is my Ministry; Yoga is my Passion.” It is her mission to improve the inner smile and the outer smile of each person she encounters within her respective career fields. She enjoys broadening people’s perspective in regards to oral health and yoga, and feels even if a person elects not to apply the information given she at least provided the knowledge to make a difference.
In her spare time, Dr. Jacocks enjoys traveling and spending quality time with her family and friends. She volunteers with Dream Catchers Stables, Inc., a non-profit organization serving to enhance the independence and improve the self-esteem of individuals with special needs and their care givers through the use of horse therapy. And she is a proud member of service organizations Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and The Links, Inc.