Dentists in Rochester, MI

The University Dental staff is focused and determined to provide our patients the best care possible. Our office is not comprised of employees, but rather a family of dedicated professionals working hand-in-hand to promote healthy oral hygiene. It is our goal to provide a comfortable and friendly atmosphere along with quality treatment and knowledgeable advice. Our staff prides itself on being flexible and available to serve your dental needs.

Meet the Doctors

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Dr Tyler graduated from The University of Michigan Dental School in 1982 and came to Rochester in 1984. His wife Peggy and their three daughters have called Rochester home ever since. ” We have been blessed to live in such a great community and have embraced all it has to offer”.

In 1985 Dr. Tyler aquired the practice from his former partner and formed University Dental Associates. Shortly after this Dr. Kennedy joined the practice and became a partner. ” I have been very fortunate to have found a partner who for the past twenty years has shared my vision for the practice and is an excellent clinician”.

The partners have been excited by the addition of Dr. Walby to the practice and are looking forward to many more years of service to our community.



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Dr. Bruce Kennedy graduated from The University of Detroit Dental School in 1982. He began his dental practice in Royal Oak, while residing with his wife Laura and their two sons in the Rochester area. He is grateful for the opportunity to join Dr. Tyler at University Dental Associates in 1988, and for the great partnership and progressive, friendly dental practice they have cultivated and shared through the years.

Together ,they have worked hard to grow and expand the practice with modern technology and concern for their many patients.” It has been a privelege and blessing to work with and serve the community where I live, and have raised my family, and also to work with such a competent, committed staff.

 


Dr. Walby

University Dental Associates is excited to welcome Dr. Chase Walby to our practice. Dr. Walby received his Dental Degree from The University of Michigan in 2014. Upon graduation, he completed a general practice residency at Georgia Regents University College of Dental Medicine. As a native of Troy, Dr. Walby spent much time in the Rochester area. Dr. Walby adds the specific skill set of placing implants in our office. Along with other surgical services including wisdom teeth removal, bone grafting, as well as specialized training in IV sedation. He looks forward to serving and giving back to the community that he and his family have called home for 30 years.

 

 

 

 


Angela Mills RDH

Angela graduated from the University of Michigan in 2010 with a Bachelors in Dental Hygiene. After working in private practice she returned to school and completed her Master in Dental Hygiene in 2014. Angela’s Masters research was presented in the Journal of Dental Hygiene and at the National Dental Hygiene Research conference. Angela’s passion about research and scholarly inquiry has aided in dynamic changes in oral health professions. When not working at UDA, Angela is molding future hygienists as an instructor at Oakland Community College. She loves working in the profession of dental hygiene and is excited to be your oral health prevention specialist!

Be sure to ask to meet her at your next visit!

 


Sara Niedzwiecki RDH

UDA welcomes Sara Niedzwiecki RDH. Sarah graduated with honors from Ferris State University in 2009.
She has been working in the area for the past 4 years and we feel lucky to have her at our office now. We hope you have a chance to meet her at a future appointment.

 

 


Ava Oleksiak RDH

UDA welcomes Ava Oleksiak to our hygiene team. Ava is a 2015 graduate from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry. She graduated with Latin honors and a bachelors degree in dental hygiene. While in school, she was recipient of the 2015 Johnson & Johnson's Professional Excellence in Dental Hygiene award for outstanding clinical expertise, education in health promotion/disease prevention and recommendations of clinically researched oral hygiene care products. In addition, she was lead author of an article dedicated to findings of my research of, "Safety Glasses and the prevention of Ocular Incidents in Dental Practices", which was published in the May 2015 issue of RDH magazine.


Meet the Staff
 

Front Desk
 

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From left to right- Kelly, Marilyn, Dian, and Sarah

Dental Hygienist
 

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From left to right- Sara, Diane, Ava, Anne Marie, Kelly.

Dental Assistants
 

Debbie, Tamela , Dara

From left to right- Debbie, Dara , Emma

UDA CARES

Yes we do! And this was exemplified as we hosted a day of free treatment for those in our community with financial hardship. We used the name “UDA CARES” for the event title. Our entire staff, and some of our spouses and children, willingly gave up their saturday to volunteer for this event.  We have now held this event 3 years in a row and have treated over 100 patients ranging in age from 3 to 16 years old. 

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UDA RUNNERS

Last year University Dental had 5 participants in the Brooksie Way 5K run at Oakland University. The proceeds from this run go to support many local charities. This year UDA had 14 runners. We had a great time and actually won the team event. Our shirts were very recognizable, pink for the girls,blue for the guys (photo). Pictured in the group photo from left to right: Dr. Scalia and husband Dave, Laura Fasel, Mary Tebben, Trudy Faughn, Diane Koch, Brian and Megan Butler, Anne Marie Clara, Dr. Tyler and wife Peggy, Kerrie Ransome, kneeling Tamela Braun. Fred Braun not pictured (still running?).

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Dentist - Rochester
435 Pine Street
Rochester, MI 48307
(248) 652-9116

Did you know...

Dr Tyler and Kennedy have both received "Top Dentist Award"in several magazines over the past 7 years.

 

Accidents Will Happen

Unfortunately accidents do happen, and when they involve your teeth you want to go somewhere where the dentists have experience in these matters. At University Dental we have not only been taking care of our current patients in these times, but for the past 25 years we have been the practice that treats Oakland University Athletic department needs. When there is a sports related injury at OU we are the office that gets the call to provide the emergency services. This has given us the opportunity to provide for and gain experience in these complicated cases.

 

 

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