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

imageDr. Brian G. Tyler

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.


imageDr. Bruce E. Kennedy

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 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. Kennedy is an active member of the American Dental Association, Michigan Dental Association, and Oakland County Dental Society. He currently serves as Oakland District's Chair of Peer Review.


Dr. Chase B. Walby


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.

Dr. Walby is a currently and active member of the Michigan Dental Association (MDA), the American Dental Association (ADA), and the Oakland County Dental Society (OCDS). For his work in implantoloigy, Dr. Walby earend a fellowship from the Internation Congress of Implantology (ICOI) in 2015 and is a current Member of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID).



Tammy Jayroe RDH

UDA Welcomes Tammy Jayroe RDH To Our Hygiene Team.

Tammy Has Been In The Dental Field Since 1987, She Started Out As A Dental Assistant Where Her Passion For Knowledge In The Dental World Grew.

Tammy Pursued Her Education In Oral Pathology, Oral Diseases, Anatomy Of Orofacial Structures, Anatomy Of The Head And Neck, Applied Pharmacology For The Dental Hygienist And Graduated With Honors From Oakland Community College In 2009 With An Associate In Applied Science, Degree In Dental Hygiene, Local Anesthesia Certification, Nitrous Oxide Certification.

Tammy Looks Forward To Educating Our Patients To Improve Their Oral Hygiene And Overall Health

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.






Meet the Staff

Front Desk

From left to right- Kelly, Dian, Sarah, Collette, Conlin, and Jackie

Dental Hygienist

From left to right- Diane, Sarah, Tammy, Diana, Jennifer, Ava.

Dental Assistants

From left to right- Denisa, Ashley , Emma, and Dara


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. 



Last year Chase Walby, DDS 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: 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?).




University Dental Associates
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 Associates 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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