Dr. Tyler Smith grew up in Nashville, Tennessee and is a graduate of Franklin Road Academy. He then attended Mississippi State University on a golf scholarship where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree. Tyler then attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Dentistry where he graduated in the top 5 of his class and was inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society in 2019. Tyler was awarded the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Dental Implant Award and the Leon H. Schneyer Award for the Highest Scholastic Achievement. During his time at UAB, Tyler was also a member of the Council of Ethics.
At Mississippi State University, Tyler graduated with Summa Cum Laude honors along with maintaining student-athlete status as a scholarship collegiate golfer. He was awarded the honor of SEC Athletic Academic All-American along with being an inductee of the M-Club for exceptional student athletes.
At UAB, Tyler was involved in many organizations including the American Dental Association and the American Student Dental Association. He also was a part of the Birmingham District Dental Society, American Dental Political Action Committee, Christian Medical Ministry Association, and the Academy for General Dentistry. During his time in dental school, Tyler was selected to participate in a Japanese exchange program where he travelled to several Japanese cities to enhance his knowledge of international dentistry. He avidly enjoys volunteering in the community and has completed numerous service projects, most notably Habitat for Humanity, TeamSmile, and dental mission trips to the Dominican Republic.
Outside of dentistry, Tyler enjoys golfing and traveling with his wife, Taylor. He also enjoys fishing, basketball, and exploring outdoors. Tyler and Taylor have two cats, Frank and Ollie, and they all enjoy spending time together with family and friends.