B. D. Tiner grew up in Arkansas and received his undergraduate Bachelor's degree in Zoology from Arkansas State University in 1972. He went on to earn his Doctor of Dental Surgery at the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry in 1975 and his Doctor of Medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio in 1987. Dr. Tiner's post-graduate training included an Internship in Anesthesia at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio from 1980-1981. He successfully completed a residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in 1984 at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio.
Dr. Tiner is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and a Fellow in the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery where he serves as the District V Trustee. He is also a Fellow in the American College of Surgeons. Additionally, Dr. Tiner is an active member and Past President of the Southwest Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and the Texas Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. In 2009, Dr. Tiner was awarded the Texas Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon's L. Jack Bolton Distinguished Service Award. He proudly served as President of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in 2008-2009 and currently serves as an Ambassador for the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Foundation. In 2014 he was elected by his peers in the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons to serve as Trustee for District V.
From 1989-1996, Dr. Tiner served full-time on the faculty for the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and the Department of Surgery at the UTHSCSA. His academic career culminated as the residency program director in 1995-1996 for the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery training program at the UTHSCSA as a tenured Associate Professor. Currently, he is an Adjunct Clinical Professor in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the UTHSCSA. Dr. Tiner's private practice encompasses all areas of oral and maxillofacial surgery including the management of obstructive sleep apnea, the correctionof jaw deformities (orthognathic surgery), dental implants and pathology of the maxillofacial region. He has authored or co-authored numerous scientific publications and book chapters.
Dr. Tiner maintains active hospital staff privileges at Southwest Texas Methodist Hospital and Stone Oak Methodist Hospital. Dr. Tiner proudly served in the United States Navy for 25 years and retired in 2000 as a Navy Captain. He lives in San Antonio with his wife, Brenda, and they are the parents of two adult children, Lauren and Colby. His outside areas of interest include national and state politics, travel and physical fitness.