Meet Our Team
Dr. Stuart Tucker
Dr. Stuart Tucker received his DDS degree at Creighton University School of Dentistry in Omaha, NE. He was accepted into one of the top pediatric dentistry residencies in the nation at Cincinnati Children’s hospital. His residency gave him extensive training in well-child care and behavior guidance, sedation dentistry, operating room dental care, and a special emphasis on treatment for patients with significant medical, physical and mental conditions.
During his residency, he discovered how fulfilling it is to work with special needs children and adults and children with extensive medical conditions. He enjoys helping children from any background and feels privileged to interact with youth on a daily basis.
Dr. Stu loves being around children and is a child at heart. Bike rides, jumping on the trampoline, card games, puzzles, reading, wrestling matches (usually involving pillows), and building with LEGOs are just a few of the activities he enjoys with his own active children.
Before his undergrad, Dr Stu spent 2 years living in Mexico on a service mission. As a result, he is fluent in Spanish and thoroughly enjoys authentic Mexican food.
His hobbies include cooking, grilling, crossfit, camping, hiking, cars, yard care, and watching movies with his kids. He can be bribed with Diet Coke and Reese’s.
Dr Stu has been married to his sweetheart Nicole for 12 years. They have 5 silly children that keep life busy, fun, and exciting.
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what parents say
I remember going to Dr. Rankin’s office when it was on Stockton Street. I was about 6 years old and very nervous. Dr. Rankin and Althea were great and made me feel comfortable. I was so excited when Dr. Rankin told my mom I needed braces. My teeth were a mess and now they are nice and straight. I’ve been complimented on my smile many times and I am grateful to Dr. Rankin and his staff. Now, my children see Dr. Rankin and love going to get a new toothbrush and prize from the toy box. I know my kids are in great hands.
We have been seeing Dr. Rankin and his amazing team for years- ever since our daughter was very young. They have never failed to make our children feel so loved and cared for from the moment we walk in the door. The children met Dr. Tucker this week and liked him immediately. He is caring, kind, and fun, and we look forward to working with him. It is such a blessing to have a pediatric dental practice that your children get excited about going to. We will all miss Dr. Rankin, but we congratulate him on his retirement!
Dr. Tucker and and his staff are AMAZING!!! My 7 year old son was so surprised that when Dr. Tucker filled his cavity that he couldn’t even feel it. Dr. Tucker was so personable and kind, and the staff is always so sweet! My son and I both LOVE this office!!!
I have left a review here before, but I wanted to touch back in since there is a new main dentist in. He is so good with children. My youngest who has difficulty with strangers took to him very quickly. They all just really love serving children and their families and you can tell.
Love my dentist they really care about our teeth.The staff are all very nice.