Dr. Brandon Tyler
Meet a Dedicated & Compassionate Dentist in Duvall
Originally, I went through school and graduated as a electrical engineer from college. Got in engineering, didn't like it so much. Wasn't enough activity. I just knew I couldn't sit behind a desk all day long, so I started a bit of a journey about two, three years out of college to try and track down what I wanted to do differently. One of my uncles jokingly suggested I go be a dentist, but it held some hold on me because I started thinking about it. I grew up working with my hands building things, building houses with my grandpa. That was something that I found that I missed and really wanted to get back to as far as being able to build with my hands, create something. Dentistry was an avenue for me to be able to do that.
My most rewarding moments end up being when I've changed somebody's life with dentistry. I've got a patient who a year after we completed treatment – she had been terrified of the dentist for 20-plus years – we completed treatment for her. She after that would come skipping into the office with a smile from ear to ear. Those are the moments that just really make me get up in the morning and make me want to do what I do. It really makes me feel good to be able to deliver that sort of service to somebody and have that big of an impact on their life and their family.
As far as my dental education goes, I went to dental school at University of Washington. Coming out of dental school, I didn't feel like I knew enough to perform the sort of care that I wanted for people. I needed more, so it started with my educational journey after dental school with dental implants. I started with a 300-hour, yearlong course with dental implants because that was an area of interest of mine. As I got more and more into it, I started realizing the gaps that were there, the things that I wasn't understanding and where I needed to be better. I began to pursue more and more education. Once I finished with a lot of that implant training, which I've got over 700 hours worth of dental implant training under my belt at this point, I realized I needed to know more about how to build on top of them and do a better job with that, which brought me to locally the Kois Center, which is a, once again, world-renowned education center for dentists based upon largely the restorative part of the implant process and cosmetic process, which both are very closely linked.
I don't know where the next part of my education will take me, but I'm sure every step of the way I found that next part where I needed to know more, and I just wasn't happy with the level of knowledge I had gotten so far. I will probably continue to pursue very extensive education for the rest of my life because I really enjoy it.
Dr. Brandon Tyler knew he was never going to flourish working for someone else. His vision for what he wanted to be and where he wanted to take his dental career was too strong to embrace working for someone else indefinitely.
Dr. Tyler grew up in Kansas and graduated from Kansas State University in 2002 with a degree in electrical engineering. He then moved to Bremerton, WA, where he worked on nuclear submarines.
After deciding to pursue a career in dentistry, Dr. Tyler enrolled at the University of Washington School of Dentistry and graduated in 2011. He met his wife while in school, then afterward followed her to Minnesota where she completed her endodontics residency. In 2015, the couple moved back to Washington and he purchased our dental practice in 2016.
Dr. Tyler’s handyman skills really came into play at that point. He remodeled our office himself! At various times in his life, he has worked as a carpenter, a mechanic, an auto body tech, an electrical engineer, a nuclear engineer, and a dentist.
Dr. Tyler has completed over 1,000 hours of continuing education. Since 2012, he has logged more than 700 hours of CE in implant dentistry alone. All of his credits are from high-level courses attended by professionals from all around the world. In addition, Dr. Tyler is also pursuing accreditation with the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID), the American Board of Oral Implantology (ABOI), and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD).
The most rewarding part of his job is working on cases that make a difference in a patient’s self-perception. “That smile after the delivery of the anterior aesthetics or the final implant restorations and seeing that person afterward and hearing how much it has changed their life are my most fulfilling moments,” he says.
Dr. Tyler wants patients to know that we take our education and progression in our industry seriously. Our goal at Duvall Dental Center is to provide a higher level of care and service by taking part in extensive continuing education and investing in leading-edge technology to better serve our patients.