A Wild Look at Dentistry | Charles Dyer | TEDxTAMU


Animals need dentists too. However, animal dentistry poses a whole new set of challenges. Whether its lions or tigers, Charles Dyer wants to open a window into his exotic practice.

Charles E. Dyer, IV DDS MS PC is a native of Beaumont, Texas, where his father practices Pediatric dentistry. After graduating with honors from Texas A&M University, he received his dental degree from the University of Texas Dental Branch in Houston. During his tenure at the dental branch, he served as President of his class, Vice President of Psi Omega Dental Fraternity, Secretary of the American Student Dental Association, Treasurer of the Texas A&M University Club and was an active member of Christian Dental Fellowship, and Omicron Kappa Upsilon, a dental honor society. He then attended the University of Kentucky for training in periodontal surgery an implantology where he served as chief resident. His education spanned from traditional periodontal therapies, to cutting edge surgical techniques. He graduated with a Master of Science in Dentistry and certification in the specialty of Periodontics.

Dr. Dyer is an active participant and member of the American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association, the American Academy of Periodontology, the Academy of Osseointegration, International Congress of Oral Implantologists, Greater Houston Society of Periodontists, Greater Houston Dental Society, and the Texas A&M Association of Former Students. Dr. Dyer is a contributing author to several publications, including the International Journal of Dental Research, International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implantology, and the Greater Houston Dental Society Journal. He has had the opportunity to speak in Hawaii, Maryland, and Houston concerning implantology, and continues to speak on several periodontal related topics throughout the year. He was featured on ABC’s television series “American Health Front,” addressing the role of implants in dentistry. He stays abreast of current therapies through continuing education, literature review, peer review, study clubs, and self study.

His passion for animal husbandry, friendship with Dr. Mark Peckham DVM, and dental acumen led to his first veterinary dental experience at the Houston downtown aquarium, working on Nero, a white tiger. Left wanting more, Dr. Dyer began mission work with PEIVDF and has attended every teaching mission since his first application. He continues to be in awe of the people within the foundation, and the tireless work they provide to animals in need.

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