Dr. Will Taylor and his identical twin Edward were born in Shreveport, LA on May 7, 1979. Because their heartbeats were in perfect rhythm during the sonogram, no one, including the doctor, expected twins. William and Edward were born into an already blended family which eventually would total 10 kids. To this day, Will and his siblings get together once a year, usually in conjunction with a bicycle race since they all enjoy cycling.
Will was always athletic. In high school he played lacrosse and tennis. His passion now is cross-fit training and cycling, but he has always been active. He also was serious about school. Will’s family regarded education very highly. In fact all of his siblings pursued higher education.
As Will puts it, he was never exposed to any other option but to go to college. Since he was a bright young man, this was not a difficult pursuit for him. He knew he wanted to work in medical science but hadn’t decided yet which field. But after many trips to Arizona as a kid, Will had his sights set on attending school there. He chose to attend the University of Arizona as a biochemistry major. Yet he got more than he bargained for! While at U of A he also met the love of his life, Kasey Martin.
After they graduated college in 2002, Will and Kasey went to New Orleans for a year so Kacey could complete her residency as a registered dietitian. While there, Will worked as an EMT. He enjoyed that position and it helped him to start fine tuning what type of medical work he might want to do. He realized he did not want to work in a hospital and considered pursuing medical research.
When he and Kasey returned to Tucson, Will started a master’s program in drug research. He and Kasey got married in 2002. It was Kasey’s dad, Dr. Jeff Martin DDS, that had a huge impact on Will’s decision to pursue dentistry. Being allowed to shadow his father-in-law and other dentists, Will saw exactly what medical field was right for him. He went to dental school at USC graduating in 2008. He immediately joined Dr. Martin’s dental office and has been a vital part of the practice ever since.
Currently, Will Taylor and his wife Kasey live in Tucson with their three young children. When he’s not doing dentistry, you might find him at the gym doing his cross-fit workout. Or maybe you’ll see him out riding his bike in training for the next cycling event with his siblings, which this year is a 103 mile ride. But often you’ll find him swimming and just enjoying his kids.
DR. WILL TAYLOR CREDENTIALS
| University of Southern California – Los Angeles, CA|
Degree: Doctorate of Dental Surgery
| University of Arizona – Tucson, AZ|
Degree: Masters of Science Major: Biochemistry
| University of Arizona – Tucson, AZ|
Degree: Bachelor of Arts Major: Biochemistry
| ABC/Perfect Teeth|
123 Stone Ave Tucson, AZ 85701
Tel: (520) 798-3384
| Jeff Martin, DDS: Cosmetic and Family Dentistry|
5639 E. 5th St, Suite B Tucson, AZ 85711
Tel: (520) 747-9024
| American Dental Association|
Arizona State Dental Association
Southern Arizona Dental Society (2009-10 Membership Committee)
California Dental Association
Pima Dental Study Club.
| Dean’s List: University of Southern California, 4 years|
[All 11 trimesters] – 5/2004 – 8/2008
|Omicron Kappa Upsilon – Honors society: Top 12% of the entire class, who, in addition to scholarship, have demonstrated exemplary traits of character and potential qualities of future professional growth and attainments.|
|Union Rescue Mission – Los Angeles, CA: Worked as a student dentist with the homeless of downtown Los Angeles.|
|USC Mobile Clinic: Community outreach program treating children in under-served areas of California.|
|PAST 5 YEAR WORK HISTORY (2004-2009):|
|University of Southern California: Dental School||8/2004-5/2008|
|Jeff Martin DDS: Family and Cosmetic Dentistry||8/2008-Present|
|Operative: Fillings, inlays/ onlays, semi-direct composites|
|Fixed: Crown and Bridge; CEREC trained|
|Removable: Remote Dentures, Immediate Dentures, Removable Partial Dentures, Valplast Partial Dentures.|
|Implant: Restore single unit and multi-unit implant prostheses.|
|Periodontics: Flap debridement, Osseous contouring o Endodontics: All endo (including molars), Apicoectomy Surgery (Limited to anteriors and premolars)|
|Oral Surgery: Simple/Surgical extractions (Limited 3rd’s), Tori and Tuberosity reduction, Simple flap procedures (Including crown-lengthening), IND|
|Intra/ Extraoral Photography|
|USC Esthetics Selective:|
|1 of 12 students selected from class of 2008 to work under the guidance of Dr. Pascal Magne.|
|Opportunity to work with the Michel Magne lab in an interdisciplinary|
|Presented a case at the USC 2008 Aesthetics Selective mini-symposium. 6 of the 12 selective students were chosen to present a case completed in the selective. Attending dentists received CE credit.|
|USC Sports Dentistry Selective:|
|Selected to provide dental care subsidized by the NCAA to the USC athletes. Selection was based on production and performance in the Emergency Department of USC School of Dentistry.|
|USC CEREC Selective:|
|Selected to learn and utilize the CEREC CAD-CAM system on the clinic floor of USC School of Dentistry.|