Dr. Helen Tsao was born in Alabama but grew up in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She moved to Houston to attend Rice University and promptly fell in love with Texas. She graduated with a degree in biological sciences in 2009, and decided to pursue dentistry because of its unique blend of science, artistry, and service to the community. She graduated from the University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston in 2014, and worked as a general dentist for several years before returning to school to pursue a specialization in Endodontics. She graduated with a Master of Science in Endodontics in 2019.
During her time at UTHSC, she focused her research on regenerative endodontics and believes that it is important to help patients retain their natural dentition. She believes in lifelong learning and is constantly looking to learn more about cutting-edge technologies in dentistry. Dr. Tsao is involved with several organizations including the American Academy of Endodontics, the American Dental Association, the Texas Dental Association, the Greater Houston Dental Society, and the Houston Asian Dental Society.
Dr. Tsao believes in treating patients like family, and strives to provide them with the most comfortable experience possible. She finds that the most rewarding part of her practice is when patients realize that root canals aren’t really all that bad.
During her free time, Dr. Tsao enjoys photography, playing the piano, sewing, hiking, travelling, and trying out all of the diverse restaurants Houston has to offer.