Meet the Doctors

Three Generations: Joshua Dyer, Dr. David Dyer, & Dr. James Dyer

  • David J. Dyer, D.D.S., M.S.D.

    The Early Years

    Dr. David J. Dyer was raised in what was once a rural Southlake, Texas. He recalls riding his horse as a boy along the pastures that lined 1709, now Southlake Blvd. He graduated from Carroll High School, and as he expanded his horizons – so did his hometown. Dr. Dyer attended Baylor University where he earned his bachelor’s degree in Economics with a pre-dental focus. It was at Baylor that he met and dated his wife, Kate Dyer. They were married one week after graduation and held their reception at the Denton Country Club. It was from this time on that Argyle became the home base for the Dyers.

    Dr. David Dyer joined the U.S. Navy as a commissioned officer after graduating from the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio (UTHSCSA) Dental School. He served as a general dentist for three years to the U.S. Marines stationed in 29 Palms, CA. He then was accepted into the orthodontic residency program at the University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston. Upon graduation from orthodontic residency, Dr. Dyer was stationed as an orthodontist serving Sailors, Marines, and their families in Okinawa, Japan. Following that adventure-filled overseas tour, he was assigned as the head orthodontic faculty at the Naval Medical Hospital in Portsmouth, Virginia. Dr. Dyer finished his career with the U.S. Navy as a Lieutenant Commander after 13 years of active duty service. The Dyers were greatly blessed by their time in the military. They gained valuable life experiences and met an uncountable number of patriots full of honor, courage, and commitment.

    Argyle Orthodontics Today

    The joining of Dr. David J. Dyer to Argyle Orthodontics is the realization of many years of hoping and planning coming to fruition. Part of the reason Dr. Dyer choose the profession of orthodontics was his respect and admiration for his father, Dr. Jim Dyer. Even from a young age, Dr. Dyer noticed that his dad loved his career and was able to maintain a great balance between his work, family, church, and community. The ability to be mentored by one’s father in a vocational field echoes back to ages of old. It is more rare in the modern era, but no less important and beneficial to all parties involved. Both Dr. Jim Dyer and Dr. David Dyer appreciate the significance of this lineage and the positive benefits it creates for patients. These two men share much in common, from their spiritual beliefs and general world view, to their orthodontic practice philosophy and passion to help their patients. A high standard of care, professionalism, and team work are all essential to the heart beat of this practice.

    Dr. Dyer is thrilled to join the already established team of Argyle Orthodontics. He has known this orthodontic team for years, and he recognizes the importance of what each staff member brings to the practice. As a board-certified orthodontist with the American Board of Orthodontics, Dr. Dyer has much experience in the treatment of complex surgical orthodontic cases for adults, as well as early interceptive orthodontic therapy, and traditional comprehensive orthodontic treatment of teenagers.

    Dr. Dyer values the importance of living in community. As a resident of Argyle, Dr. Dyer’s son, Joshua, attends school in Argyle, and his daughter Sophia is a future eagle. Dr. Dyer is committed to the best interests of this community. The Dyer family is excited to be involved in their local church, youth sports leagues, and many other community activities in the area. Orthodontics is a family business, committed to serving families. The team at Argyle Orthodontics looks forward to partnering with you toward bright Texas-sized smiles!

    Professional Orthodontist Memberships

      • The American Association of Orthodontists
      • American Board of Orthodontics
      • American Dental Association
      • Texas Dental Association
      • University of Texas Orthodontic Alumni Association
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  • James Dyer, D.D.S., M.S.

    The Early Years

    Ever since 5th grade, Dr. Jim Dyer knew that he wanted to be a dentist. During his teen years, when he had braces himself, he realized that he’d like to specialize in orthodontics. Fast forward to the present, and he is still confident that this was a great decision! He enjoys his daily life as an orthodontist and considers it rewarding to have helped create so many beautiful smiles down through the years. Even more, he knows it has been a privilege to enjoy generational family friendships during his orthodontic career.

    Born and raised in the friendly west Texas town of Lamesa, Dr. Dyer’s family life was rich in church, school, and community activities. As a teen, he earned his Eagle Scout rank. After attending The University of Texas at Austin, where he enjoyed participation in The Longhorn Marching Band, he headed to The University of Texas Dental Branch in Houston where he earned his D.D.S. degree graduating in the top 10% of his class. From there it was directly on to the orthodontic post-doctoral program, completed in 1976.

    Dr. Dyer and his wife, Shelli, thoroughly enjoyed the first years of their marriage in Wiesbaden, Germany. Here, he served as a U.S.A.F. Consultant in Orthodontics and she worked as a civil servant dental hygienist. In 1985, after practicing orthodontics for seven years in Victoria, Texas, they moved to the Grapevine/Southlake area with their three young children, Liana, David, and Grace. These were busy, good family years! Following the pleasure of 25 years of productive orthodontic practice in Grapevine, he established Argyle Orthodontics in 2000.

    Argyle Orthodontics Today

    Dr. Dyer is thankful for his Argyle practice, the patients and their families who trust in his care as an orthodontist, and for the compliments he and his employees receive on their very friendly and skilled office environment. He believes that his staff represents the benefits of professional teamwork at its finest! By combining personal attention to each patient and service with state-of-the-art technology and diagnostic advancements, Dr. Dyer and his team are able to offer the best orthodontic care available.

    Whether it’s getting younger children started in the right orthodontic direction (the American Association of Orthodontics recommends screenings for children at age 7), working with teenagers as their smiles are continuing to develop, or orthodontically treating adults, Dr. Dyer is committed to his patients and their well-being. Also, many adults who have long-suffered with TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint Disorder; a dysfunctional condition of the jaw and bite which can cause significant overall discomfort) have found relief under his orthodontic care.

    As empty nesters, Dr. Dyer and his wife still treasure family gatherings, quiet times at home together, traveling, college football, Ranger’s baseball, their community and church family, and especially now­ the blessings of each of their 7 grandchildren. Lately, Dr. Dyer has had a fun time learning to play the banjo! He is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, and he served for many years on the board of directors for the Southwest Society of Orthodontists. If you would like to know more about our orthodontist, Dr. Dyer, and Argyle Orthodontics, you can visit their website,, or call the office directly at 940-240-5400. They would be pleased to meet you!

    Professional orthodontist Memberships

    • The American Association of Orthodontists
    • Texas Association of Orthodontists
    • Southwest Society of Orthodontists – Board of Directors
    • Foundation For Orthodontic Research
    • University of Texas at Houston, Orthodontic Alumni – Past President