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.  

Back to School Smiles at Cooney & Tyner Orthodontics

School is officially back! 

Everyone remembers picture day as part of the back-to-school routine, whether as a student or a parent. Picture day and the beginning of school are times where everyone wears their nicest outfits for photos, but there is often little children can do to dress up their smiles. For some, these early school photos provide a meaningful “before” photo to eventually be paired with an “after” following orthodontic treatment. 

The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that the initial orthodontic evaluation should occur at the first sign of orthodontic problems or no later than age 7. By bringing your child to the orthodontist at an early age, they will have a lifetime of confident smiles. 

In honor of school being back, let’s take a look at our staff’s smiles from their school pictures. 



Dr. Cooney

Dr. Tyner


Jen D

Jen M

Jen P

Katie K

Katie W


If your child is ready for orthodontic treatment, come visit Cooney & Tyner Orthodontics at one of our locations in Troy or Ballston Lake. Schedule a free consultation with one of our Board Certified Orthodontists today for you or your child. 

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Remembering Dr. Michael E. Fleming

Thoughts and Reflections from Dr. Cooney

Dr. Cooney and Dr. Fleming

Dear Family and Friends of Cooney Orthodontics –

It is with great sadness that I announce the passing of Dr. Michael Fleming. A native Trojan, Dr. Fleming started our practice in downtown Troy in 1960 after completing his specialty training at Columbia University. Over the years, he built a thriving and successful orthodontic practice and positively impacted the lives of thousands of patients. It was while he was creating beautiful smiles for my older siblings that I got my first exposure to orthodontics. As a young kid tagging along, it was always apparent to me that he was a joyful and happy person who loved what he did and was genuinely interested in each and every patient he treated. 

I began my orthodontic career at 15, when Dr. Fleming offered me the job of building superintendent at the office. In the nearly 50 years since, he was a role model, mentor, colleague, and friend and played an outsized role in my professional and personal development over the course of these many years. To me, he was an aspirational figure, one who’s easy laugh and approachable manner were always on display. He was welcoming and generous with everyone and was an exemplar of what a true professional should be. He gave of his time, talent, and resources to many civic, charitable, and educational organizations throughout his life. Dr. Fleming was always so very welcoming, supportive, and encouraging to young dentists just starting out.

Dr. Fleming, Dr. Cooney, Dr. Tyner, and Mrs. Fleming

For me, it was the realization of a lifelong dream to join him in practice in 1988 after completing my own orthodontic specialty training. I was blessed with the opportunity and privilege of working with him for 11 years before he retired in 1999. In his retirement years, Dr. Fleming took a special pride in watching the ongoing evolution and growth of the practice – from the move to our current Troy location on Federal Street in 1999, to the opening of our Ballston Lake office in 2012 and, most recently, with Dr. Canaan Tyner joining me in providing care for our patients 

Dr. Tyner and I have been tasked with the responsibility and obligation to carry his professional legacy into the future; a responsibility we accept and fully embrace. We will do so in a manner that continues to reflect the fundamental principles that Dr. Fleming established at the outset all those years ago.  For now, however, we mourn the loss of a very special man – a terrific orthodontist, certainly.  But more than that, a fundamentally good and decent person who contributed so much to so many for so long and who did so happily, joyfully, and unconditionally.  With his passing, the world has become a somewhat poorer place, but in the aggregate, it is a much better place for the life he lived while he was with us.

Thank you, Mike, for the many kindnesses you bestowed upon me.  It has been the great privilege of my life to have your mentorship, guidance, and friendship these many years.  God Bless you!