Rebecca Taylor, DDS
“My goal,” says Dr. Taylor, “is to treat people, not teeth. Often in dentistry, we forget that the mouth is connected to the rest of the body and become tooth mechanics, neglecting the impact we have on the rest of the body.”
Dr. Taylor holds a BS in molecular and cellular biology from UC Santa Barbara and her DDS from the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco. She has completed additional training through the Las Vegas Institute and is currently a member of the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology, the International Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine, and the Holistic Dental Association.
Believing that continuing education is critical to both professional development
and patient care, Dr. Taylor attends several courses each year in dentistry, medicine and nutrition to ensure she is up to date with the latest techniques and research in biological dental medicine. Areas in which she has received additional training include biological dentistry, safe mercury amalgam removal, ozone therapy, Invisalign, sleep apnea, zirconia implants, micro air abrasion and minimally invasive, advanced gum disease treatment (perioscopy).
Dr. Taylor has great passion for helping others, whether in our local community or globally. Her non-profit organization Cambodia Smiles provides dentistry to children in orphanages. “Many of the people I see in Cambodia do not have access to dental care,” she explains, “and have been living in pain for years. I feel truly blessed to be able to have this type of impact in people’s lives.”
Outside the office, Dr. Taylor enjoys organic, vegetarian cooking, painting, swimming, and exploring the great outdoors with her husband-to-be Brad and two dogs, Stella and Sampson. She loves to travel and discover new places.