Encinitas, CA Dentist
Get to Know
Dr. Tyler McElroy
As a dentist in Encinitas, Dr. Tyler says that the best part of his job is having the opportunity to make a direct and positive impact on the lives of his patients. He finds immense fulfillment in healing and getting them out of pain while also establishing close connections. Providing a comfortable and enjoyable dental experience adds to the satisfaction of his work as he witnesses his patients' improved health and overall well-being. Keep reading to learn more about Dr. Tyler and what brought him to dentistry.
Why Did You Decide to Become a Dentist?
From a young age, thanks to his father (Dr. Greg), Dr. Tyler actively participated in dental charity events that provided free dental services to the community. These experiences revealed the profound effect that dentistry can have on people and instilled in him the desire to pursue a career where he could directly transform the lives and well-being of individuals within his community.
Where Did You Study Dentistry?
Dr. Tyler attended the University of San Diego where he received a degree in Biology with a Minor in Chemistry. From there, he relocated to South Jordan, Utah to continue his education and attended the Roseman University of Health Sciences College of Dental Medicine.
Since graduating from dental school, he has been very active in taking continuing education, having completed courses through Spear Education and other institutions focused on CBCT scanning, CEREC technology, clear aligner orthodontics, endodontics, PRP therapy, and TMJ treatment. He is also an active member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, and the San Diego County Dental Society.
Outside of the Dental Office, What Do You Like to Do?
Dr. Tyler grew up in Encinitas and comes from a family with four boys (including his identical twin). When he’s not at the office, he enjoys watching sports, including baseball (Go Padres!), car racing, and MMA. On the weekends, you’ll often find him golfing, fishing, snowboarding, playing softball/baseball, or expanding his art/sports memorabilia collection.