Dr. Tyler was born in Lebanon, Indiana, on November 9, 1947, the oldest child of William and Rosemary Tyler. He has one younger sister, Pam, who has two daughters. He lived in Clermont, Indiana, until his junior year in high school when his family moved to Brownsburg where he graduated in 1966, the president of his class.
Dr. Tyler attended Indiana University in Bloomington from 1966–1970. He graduated from I.U. in 1970 with an A.B. degree in Zoology. He went on to attend I.U. School of Dentistry and graduated in 1974 with a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree.
He started his own dental practice in October of 1974 in the C & E Pharmacy Building, which later became Toler Pharmacy and what is now Avon Sports Apparel. There, he practiced until March of 1996 when he opened a new office at Prestwick Pointe. In December 1999, he sold his private practice and continued working there until November of 2001.
He left his practice in Avon and began his association with Mobile Dental Services, Inc., providing much needed dental care for patients in nursing homes. In February of 2002, he also began an association with the Wabash Valley Dental Group. In the September of 2006 he joined Emergency Dental Services of Indianapolis.
He finds both of these working environments very rewarding and satisfying. In the last 29 years, he has attended over 350 hours of continuing education courses on a wide variety of topics to stay current.
He has two sons in high school, Alex and Austin. Both attend Avon schools. His interests include playing tennis, gardening, fantasy baseball, crosswords and playing chess and bridge on the computer.
For over 16 years, he has sponsored teams in A.J.A.A. Dr. Tyler and his family have hosted foreign exchange students through A.I.S.E on five different occasions.