Originally from North Kingstown, Rhode Island, Dr. Phelan graduated with distinction from the University of Rhode Island in 2014. He earned his Bachelors of Science degree in Biological Sciences. Throughout his four years at URI, he was a member of the lacrosse team. During one of his practices, he chipped his tooth in half. This brought him to the dentist for repair. After this day, he became very interested in dentistry and decided to pursue his passion. This dream led him to attend dental school in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where he completed his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at Dalhousie University in May 2019. The Faculty of Dentistry at Dalhousie is renowned for teaching clinical hand skills from day one.
Tyler is interested in all aspects of dentistry and continues to learn more about modern dental technology. He takes part in lots of continuing education courses, recently completing a 3-month course in implant placement. Dr. Phelan enjoys all aspects of dentistry, but especially oral surgery, endodontics, and crown and bridge. Outside of dentistry, Tyler enjoys paddle boarding, going to the beach, hiking, going to the gym and spending time with his girlfriend, Emily, and their dog, Henry. Dr. Phelan is very excited to meet more of the wonderful Westwood community and is eager to help with their oral health