Dean received his undergraduate degree from Lamar University in Beaumont, TX. He received his Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Texas Medical Branch, where he graduated with honors. Dean is a Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner and licensed in Louisiana and Texas. He is an active member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. He is married with two children. Is his spare time, he and his wife love to take long drives with the top off the jeep.