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.
Dr. Dyken is a member of the American Dental Association, Alabama Dental Association, the American Association of Orthodontists, the Alabama Association of Orthodontists, the Southern Association of Orthodontists, the Alabama Alumni Association, and the South Baldwin Dental Study Club. She served as president of the South Baldwin Dental Study Club from 2000-2001.
Dr. Dyken balances her time between her two great passions: her family and her orthodontic career. She and her husband, Dr. Jason Dyken, have been married for 20 years and are blessed with three sons (Jace, Landon, and Colton) and one daughter (Carmon). In her spare time, Dr. Dyken enjoys running (mostly after her three boys), reading, kayaking and traveling to orthodontic continuing education courses.