Dr. Lyons was born and raised in Concord, California. He received his bachelor’s degree at Brigham Young University in 1998. Dr. Lyons grew up loving sports and people. His desire to make a difference in people’s lives was crystallized when he spent three months in the Amazon Rainforest working with a film crew in 1995. Here, he met a young woman named Poohan from the recently discovered Zoe Indian tribe. She had a massive swelling on the left side of her face. The tooth was abscessed, and the skin was stretched thin across the spreading infection.
It was this encounter fused with his deep love for science that started him on his dental path. After seeing such a need to help others, he entered the University of Maryland dental school with the same fearless determination he had gained in the Amazon. In 2002, he graduated at the top of his class and was accepted into the renowned orthodontic program at New York University.
Dr. Lyons is specialty trained in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics. He is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO).