Dr. Michael Nugent was born at an Air Force base in California. His father was soon transferred to Lubbock, Texas where he was raised. He attended Texas Tech University and graduated with a Zoology degree and minors in Chemistry and German. Dr. Nugent then moved to Austin to work for a year to pay off his college loans. He then matriculated to the University of Texas at Houston Dental Branch where he received his Doctor of Dental Surgery.
During his second year of Dental School he met his wife, Beth. They married in Las Vegas in the summer before Dr. Nugent’s fourth year of Dental School.
Beth is a physician at MD Anderson Cancer Center. She is board certified in Radiology and Nuclear Medicine. She holds dual appointments as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Nuclear Medicine and Department of Diagnostic Radiology.
They married in 2004 and have two lovely daughters.
Dr. Nugent loves coming to work each day and you will hear him whistling down the halls. Patients love Dr. Nugent’s funny and up-beat personality.
Outside of work Dr. Nugent enjoys riding his KTM dirt bikes. He got his first dirt bike in Dental School. Dr. Nugent has had the opportunity to ride in eight different states. Dr. Nugent rides a 2004 450 KTM EXC and a 2006 300 XCW. Check out Dirt Bike Dentist for more about his love of dirt bikes.
Dr. Nugent enjoys working on and playing on the computer. He builds his own gaming computers. He tends to play online FPS games. His current favorite game is Battlefield 3. Visit PC Gaming Dentist for more information.
Another hobby that Dr. Nugent enjoys is shooting. Dr. Nugent started shooting in 2010 because he could not ride his dirt bike as much as he wanted. He is a member at PSC gun range in Friendswood and has a CHL. He got so involved in shooting that he got his FFL. You can get your teeth cleaned and pick up a new gun at the office. He is proud to be a NRA lifetime member, NRA Benefactor Member and TSRA Lifetime member. To see more about his newest hobby visit Shooting Dentist.