Dr. Dyken received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry with high honors from the University of South Alabama in 1990 and completed her four-year dental degree with honors at the University of Alabama School of Dentistry. She remained in Birmingham to complete three years of specialty training in orthodontics and to obtain her post-doctoral master’s degree.
Dr. Dyken is proud to have completed Phase III of the American Board of Orthodontics exam to become a Diplomat of the ABO. The ABO is the only orthodontic specialty board recognized by the American Dental Association and sponsored by the American Association of Orthodontists. A minority of orthodontists have completed Phase III of the exam. Dr. Dyken is committed to striving for excellence for her patients. She is passionate about her work and especially enjoys working with children – she has written a wonderful book (for both kids and parents) called The Tooth Fairy Helper.
• Undergraduate from University of South Alabama
• Doctor of Dental Medicine from the University of Alabama School of Dentistry
• Master of Science degree from University of Alabama School of Dentistry
• Completed residency in orthodontics at University of Alabama School of Dentistry
• Board-certified diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics (completed all 3 phases of the ABO exam).
• Inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest academic society
• Inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon dental honor fraternity
• Received the Leon M. Schneyer Award for the highest scholastic achievement in the Basic Sciences
• American Association of Orthodontists
• Southern Association of Orthodontists
• Alabama Association of Orthodontists
• American Dental Association
• Alabama Dental Association