Denise Robin Lyons was born in Oswego, NY, and raised in Hannibal, NY. It has been interesting to discover that many patients know her father, Dennis, from his work days at both the Alcan plant in Oswego or the former Miller Brewery in Fulton. She comes from a hard working family, and credits her parents for her work ethic and determination. After high school, Denise went on to earn an Associates of Applied Science Degree in Dental Hygiene, and completed a double major in Biological Sciences and Psychology from The University at Buffalo.
The University of Michigan School of Dentistry was home for Denise, and where she completed her Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree in 2004. She was inducted into the National Dental Honor Society (Omicron Kappa Upsilon), which is an honor bestowed only to the top 10% of all graduating dental classes. She has received many awards, including the Periodontal Prevention Proficency Award, the American Academy of Oral Medicine Award for achievement, proficiency and promise in the field of Oral Medicine, as well as the Loius C. Schultz Award in Operative Rehabilitation for outstanding achievement in clinical service.
Dr. Denise Lyons entered the United States Air Force as First Lieutentant in 2002 and became an enlisted active duty Captain in 2004. She was selected into the competative and highly desired Advanced Education in Graduate Dentistry Residency, which allowed Dr. Lyons to continue her dental training with some of the top specialists in each area of dentistry. Dr. Lyons completed her active duty dental mission in 2007, and entered the Inactive Ready Reserve component of the USAF.
Working in several offices before taking over for Dr. Penoyer in Nov 2009 allowed Dr. Lyons the time to find the right niche for her to practice the type of dental service she has envisioned since she was a child. LYONS DENTISTRY was established on November 30, 2009. Currently Dr. Lyons is a member of the National Dental Honor Society, the American Dental Association, the New York State Dental Association, and The Fifth District Dental Society. She will be completing her training with the American Academy of Facial Cosmetics on facial injectables (neurotoxins and facial fillers) in the next 2 years.
Somehow during all of this she was able to find and marry a wonderful man, Kevin Seymour of Fulton, NY who has a daughter Kacey. Kevin and Denise actually met in 1996, and had a long term, long distance relationship while she completed her dental training and finished her service with the USAF. They were married on Halloween of 2008 in Arizona. You should ask them about their wedding day if you want a different take on how to complete the nuptuals. They were blessed with their first child together on August 9, 2011. You will see pictures of Devin all over the office as he grows very quickly. They are also the proud parents of their fur-child, Jolee, a 8 year old weimereiner/lab mix from labs4rescue.com.