Bachelor’s in biology, North Carolina Central University; DDS, Meharry Medical College
Why He Was Nominated:
Dr. Lyons’s interest and expertise in dental-practice design has advanced to the point where he’s now being tapped by his peers to give talks at professional events on how best to optimize the look and flow of a dental office for maximum patient, doctor and team comfort. In both 2018 and 2019, he was named one of Charlotte’s top dentists. He and his wife, Dr. Joya Lyons, founded The Lyons Share, a charitable extension of their dental practices that partners with various nonprofit groups to give away four “smile makeovers” every year, as well as a variety of other charitable initiatives.
Exciting New Trend:
Even before the pandemic made telemedicine far more widely used, Dr. Lyons in 2019 signed on to be able to offer “Smile Virtual Consultations”—just one more way he has implemented the latest technology in his practice for his patients’ benefit.
Something People Don’t Know:
Drs. Andrew and Joya Lyons recently became the first couple ever featured on the cover of Dentaltown magazine. He is also an avid runner who has completed 13 half-marathons.