Bachelor of Science in Biology — University of California Los Angeles
Doctorate of Dental Medicine — Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine
Recipient of MassHealth Access Program Scholarship
Recipient of Dr. William Cummings Award
Dr. Lyles was born and raised in Southern California and has lived in Boston, Minneapolis, the Bay Area and Atlanta. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology at the University of California Los Angeles on a full-ride scholarship as a UC Regents Scholar. She then graduated Magna Cum Laude from Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine, in the top 10% of her class. Upon graduation, she was selected as a MassHealth Access Program Scholarship recipient due to her commitment to provide care to the urban, underserved Boston community. In 2009, she received the Dr. William Cummings Award for "Dedication, Generosity and Unique Love of Dentistry" from Boston University.
Following years of providing care in community health, Dr. Lyles continued her mission to meet community oral health needs through weekend dental events for military servicemen to be cleared for deployment. Her passion for caring for those in need extended internationally, treating Haitian refugees in the Dominican Republic through the Global Health Organization. She has clinical experience in all general areas, including surgical extractions, endodontics, CEREC crown and bridge, restoring implants, Waterlase laser technology and cosmetic dentistry. She believes equipping patients to understand the significance of oral health care and maximizing patient comfort in the dental chair through listening and educating are of the utmost importance.
Her husband worked in sport performance for various NBA teams, taking them to various cities-- beginning in Boston with the Celtics, Minneapolis with the Timberwolves, the Bay Area, with the Golden State Warriors for their big championship in 2015, to Atlanta with the Hawks, and back to San Diego where they got married. They loved being a part of the team culture and going to all the home games even while she was pregnant with baby strapped to her, or having toddlers in tow. The teams became their families.
Dr. Lyles lives with her husband and three children in Rancho Peñasquitos. In her spare time, she enjoys barre/yoga/working out, cooking & hosting friends, being involved at her local church, exploring the outdoors and going on adventures with her children.
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