Dr. Van Tuyl initially became interested in oral healthcare because of his father (a dentist) and his brother (a surgeon) – one could say it runs in the family! He previously worked in television but decided that dentistry would be a more fulfilling career option that would allow him to help people overcome their problems and live healthier lives. After finishing pre-dental courses at Kennesaw State University, he completed his dental doctorate at the Medical College of Georgie. He also has an undergraduate degree from the University of Tulsa.
While in dental school, Dr. Van Tuyl was the recipient of the Senior Oral Surgery Award. One of his favorite parts of dentistry is the constant changes happening regarding the clinical techniques and technologies, and he believes in making continuing education a top priority for this reason. He stays current with advanced training and has placed a particular emphasis on learning more about endodontics and dental implant prosthetics.
Outside of work, Dr. Van Tuyl spends lots of quality time with his wonderful wife and excellent daughter. His other hobbies include traveling, scuba diving, and (more recently) doing as much mountain biking and gravel cycling as possible. He also really enjoys exploring all the wonders that North Georgia has to offer on the weekends with his loved ones.
Dr. Tyul is so devoted to providing the best possible dental care to his patients that he spends many weekends attending continuing education courses all around the country—especially in dental implantology and cosmetic dentistry.
Today, Dr. Van Tuyl is thrilled to be the newest doctor at Dentistry at Hickory Flat! He loves our wonderful patients and the excellent team members. He also enjoys working within such a modern, high-tech office. He can’t wait to welcome you in soon and help you explore the goals you have in mind for your oral health and happiness.