Scott A. Tyler DDS MS
After completing four years of dental school at the University of Michigan, Dr. Tyler received his Masters degree in Orthodontics from NorthwesternUniversity where he received several awards for outstanding performance.
Dr. Tyler and his wife Sally live in Birmingham and recently celebrated their 30th anniversary. They have two children, Alex and Molly. Alex graduated from NorthwesternUniversity in 2011 with a degree in Environmental Science. An NCAA All American in swimming, he is now the owner and general manager of two Goldfish Swim School locations in St. Charles, and Glen Ellyn, Illinois. Molly graduated from Miami University and is currently teaching pre-school at St. Joan of Arc in Evanston, Illinois.
Dr. Tyler is an active member in the Michigan Dental Association, Michigan Association of Orthodontists, and the American Association of Orthodontics. He has been voted as Top Doc in Hour magazine every year since inception. He holds a position on the clinical advisory board at Orametirx Corporation and has spoken to orthodontic associations around the world about the benefits of robotic technology in the field of orthodontics.
Besides moving teeth, Dr Tyler stays active in masters swimming. He holds 2 YMCA national records in the 44 – 49 age group in the 200 and 500 freestyle events. He is an avid golfer, standup paddle boarder, and has recently added kite boarding to his activity list. He also plays drums in a couple of local bands that perform in and around the Detroit area when schedules permit.
John J. Dumas DDS
An Oakland county native, Dr. Dumas completed his specialty training in orthodontics at TuftsUniversity where he graduated first in his class, and is a graduate of the University of The Michigan School of Dentistry where he was a member of the National Dental Honor Society. The recipient of two Meritorious Service medals, Dr. Dumas also served in the United States Air Force as a Captain in the Dental Corps at Homestead Air Force Base & Andrews Air Force Base.
Dr. Dumas is an active member in the Michigan Dental Association, Michigan Association of Orthodontists, and the American Association of Orthodontists. He has been voted as Top Doc in Detroit Hour magazine since inception in 2008. Dr. Dumas has a natural ability to understand orthodontic diagnosis and treatment options as it relates to the 21st century digital world. Sifting through and researching all of the possibilities, he takes the lead and steers our team toward the techniques that will be the most effective and advantageous for our patients. He currently holds 3 orthodontic-related patents. He also sits on the advisory board for Ortho II, where he uses his expertise to help guide their orthodontic software developments.
Dr. Dumas and his wife Kirstin live in Bloomfield Hills and have two children – daughter Lauren and son Joey. Joey is a junior in high school this year and he plays hockey and the guitar equally well. The fall of 2015 will find Lauren attending the prestigious Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis. Oh how time flies!
Christian G. Groth DDS MS
Son of local dentist and a Metro-Detroit native, Dr. Groth attended Cranbrook-Kingswood school and then Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia where he was an Academic All-American as well as a four-year, varsity athlete attending two NCAA national championships and earning multiple All-America Swim awards.
Dr. Groth attended dental school at the University Of Michigan School Of Dentistry where he graduated in the top of his class. His main course of study at Michigan was the leading edge of orthodontics: the benefits of robotically-bent, custom wires in orthodontics. Quick to embrace new technology, Dr. Groth leads our team in harnessing the latest innovations in digital impressions. His innovative thinking has allowed us to make our own clear trays for minor movement and then 3-D print the models for aligners and retainers at a great savings of time and money to our patients.
A Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics since 2012, Dr. Groth has lectured regularly to the 2nd year residents at the University Of Michigan School Of Dentistry. A published author, Dr Groth’s articles have appeared on the cover of the Journal of Clinical Orthodontics. He also speaks nationally on the benefits of 3D technology in orthodontics.
When not making patients smile beautifully, Dr. Groth enjoys running and cycling with his wife Kelly and friends. Both have a passion for running races in support of local charities and you will see them donning their TDR t-shirts and getting behind the causes we embrace. As proud parents of two beautiful children, daughter Reese and son TJ, they have added a stroller to their race gear!
Reem Hallal DDS MS
Born in Syria, Dr. Hallal arrived in the United States at one year old. She grew up in Bloomfield Hills and attended Lahser High School. Reem knew from an early age that she–like her father and brother–would thrive in a healthcare profession. Dr. Hallal earned her BS in Psychology from the University of Michigan. Leaning on her love of children and her desire to care for others, she decided to enter the University Of Detroit Mercy School Of Dentistry and explore a career in pediatric dentistry. After four years as a regular on the Dean’s List at UDM followed by a year in the field as a general dentist, she knew she was meant to specialize. She returned to the University of Detroit Mercy, where she finished her Masters of Science and earned her Orthodontic Specialty Certification.
In her free time, Dr. Hallal enjoys working with “Give Kids A Smile” in Detroit, she volunteers as a member of the Junior League of Birmingham, and helps out at the local hospital. She recently picked up tennis and–wait for it girls–she loves fashion! Dr. Hallal can not only straighten your teeth and give you that perfect smile you have always wanted, but can also direct you to a few of her favorite fashion blogs!
Jacob G. Schering DDS MS
Another Metro Detroit native, Dr. Schering brings some green and white to the primarily maze and blue team.
Dr. Schering earned his BS in Human Biology from Michigan State University, where he also played varsity hockey for the Spartans. Following undergrad, he attended dental school at The University of Michigan, where he received numerous awards for leadership, community service and, graduated at the top of his class. Keeping it in the Big Ten family, Dr. Schering finished at the University of Minnesota with his Master of Science in Biology and Orthodontic Specialty Certification. While his tour of the Big Ten was memorable, he is thrilled to return home to Michigan!
During his time in residency, Dr. Schering embraced the full spectrum of orthodontics. He treated patients with the latest technologies available including, 3D imaging, digital scanners, Suresmile, and Invisalign. While in residency, Dr. Schering spent time in Spain where he presented on different treatment approaches for the correction of Class III patients to the University of Valencia. “When we met Jacob in 2016, we knew with his background, he was a perfect fit” Says Dr. Scott Tyler, “and now that he has graduated, we are happy to have him on board.”
In his spare time, Dr. Schering loves staying active. He loves golfing, hiking, working out, and recently took up fly fishing. He regularly attends peer study groups and has always made community service a top priority.
Dr. Schering is proud to be part of the TDR team, and we are thrilled to have him.
T|D|R proudly providing braces, Invisalign, and orthodontics to Rochester Hills, Birmingham, Novi, Shelby, Lake Orion, Troy, Bloomfield, Royal Oak, Farmington Hills, Northville, Livonia, Walled Lake, and surrounding communities with a long list of straight teeth and happy smiles! An orthodontist receives two to three years of education beyond dental school and are the only ones allowed to call themselves “orthodontists”. Only orthodontists may be members of the American Board of Orthodontists.