As our lead dentist, Dr. Hyland can say that she truly looks forward to coming to work each day. She’s dedicated to providing quality dental care that not only helps you smile more confidently, but also transforms your health and wellbeing in long-lasting ways! She and her talented team work hard and have fun doing it, which is why they can’t wait to welcome in new patients. Interested in learning more about her? Just keep reading below.
For Dr. Hyland, the decision to become a dentist was an easy one. She wanted to improve people’s lives, and oral healthcare is a great vehicle for that type of care. This passion is also what led her down the rabbit hole of wanting to provide TMD treatment, orthodontics, and sleep apnea therapy to her patients.
As a young, fit woman, Dr. Hyland regularly wondered why her jaw would click as she ate, why she didn’t have much of a chin, and why she snored at night. Through her post-graduate studies, she learned that it all came back around to the position of her lower jaw, which is a factor that’s normally overlooked but can cause so many serious side effects, including constant migraines, snoring, and more. Being able to decrease chronic facial pain can be a life-changing treatment for so many people, which makes her proud to be a general dentist who focuses on much more than just teeth alone!
Dr. Hyland majored in biology (with a minor in business management) at Luther College in Decorah, IA before pursuing her dental doctorate at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry. Since then, she has completed over 200 hours of focused continuing education regarding TMD treatment, orthodontics, and sleep apnea therapy in combination with general dentistry. She is also a proud member of the following organizations:
Dr. Hyland is happily married to her high school sweetheart Cody, and they have two busy, active daughters named Halle and Ruby. Of course, they will always love their first “child” too: Hugo, their very lazy Siberian Husky. Away from work, some of her favorite personal hobbies include playing volleyball, gardening (which includes landscaping, growing vegetables, and much more), drinking red wine, scrapbooking, hiking, relaxing on a boat, cooking, and spending quality time with family and friends.