Colleges at Cooney & Tyner Orthodontics

At Cooney & Tyner Orthodontics, we are proud of the work we do with our patients, but our pride doesn’t end there. Before our team was considered professionals, they were working to get their degree in some incredible universities in the Albany/Troy area and beyond. 

Take a look at our team members below and the schools they called home before arriving at Cooney & Tyner Orthodontics. 

Dr. Cooney received his Bachelor of Science from Siena College in Loudonville, NY. Afterwards, he attended Georgetown University to earn his dental degree and Master of Science in orthodontics.

Dr. Tyner got his B.S. from Pepperdine University and his dental degree from the University of Buffalo School of Dental Medicine. After that, Dr. Tyner went to Montefiore Medical Center to receive his certificate of specialty training from the Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics.

The Hudson Valley Community College in Troy is well represented in our practice. Here are our team members that went to HVCC before joining the Cooney & Tyner Orthodontics team. 

  • Amber, our Registered Dental Hygienist, graduated from Hudson Valley Community College with a degree in Dental Hygiene. 
  • Our New Patient Coordinator Ansley went to Hudson Valley Community College before joining Cooney & Tyner Orthodontics.
  • Our Financial and Appointment Coordinator Diane got her degree in Executive Secretarial Science from Hudson Valley Community College.
  • Erin is our Registered Dental Hygienist and Business Manager. She received her degree in Dental Hygiene from Hudson Valley Community College.
  • Jen M, our Appointment Coordinator, has a degree in Medical Office Assisting from Hudson Valley Community College. 
  • Certified Dental Assistant Jen P is an alum of Hudson Valley Community College with a degree from the school’s Dental Assisting Program. 
  • Jen D, one of our Registered Dental Hygienists, achieved a degree in Dental Hygiene from Hudson Valley Community College. 
  • Registered Dental Hygienist Rachel went to Hudson Valley Community College for her degree in Dental Hygiene. 

Some of our team members went to other institutions along with the Hudson Valley Community College, see them all here: 

Jenn Q, our Registered Dental Hygienist, attended SUNY Oneonta to get a B.S. in Psychology & Sociology before receiving a degree in Dental Hygiene from Hudson Valley Community College. 

Registered Dental Hygienist Jocelyn went to Hudson Valley Community College for her Dental Hygiene degree and completed her education at Siena College. 

Katie K, another one of our Registered Dental Hygienists, went to SUNY Cortland and Hudson Valley Community College where she got her degree in Dental Hygiene. 

Katie W is another Registered Dental Hygienist at Cooney & Tyner Orthodontics. She got her Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from Sage College before getting a degree in Dental Hygiene from Hudson Valley Community College. 

Shelby, our final Registered Dental Hygienist, went to Hudson Valley Community College for her degree in Applied Sciences and Dental Hygiene. She went on to study at SUNY Empire State where she got a Bachelor’s in Health Sciences and University of Bridgeport with a dual degree in Dental Hygiene and Education and Public Health. 


Cooney & Tyner Orthodontics is proud to represent our schools in bringing professional dentistry and orthodontics to the Albany and Troy area. Schedule a consultation at Cooney & Tyner Orthodontics today at one of our locations.  

Invisalign Treatment Plan

Congratulations!

An orthodontist has closely examined your case and has confirmed you are a candidate for orthodontic treatment to improve your overall dental health.

Step 1: 3D digital imaging of the teeth.

Step 2: Placement of the tooth colored bumps (attachments) on the teeth and delivery of upper and lower Invisalign aligners. Begin rotating aligners to facilitate movements for the duration of treatment. You will have updated scans and multiple batches of aligners throughout treatment to progress movement as needed. Most patients will need an Interproximal Reduction (space stealing) procedure completed where we reshape the teeth to help with crowding issues. This is generally done a few months into treatment.

Step 4: Removal of all attachments and placement of upper and lower clear plastic retainers. Retainers will be worn full time for a few weeks, then 12 hrs a day for a year, then night time for a life time to stabilize and maintain your hard work.