Dear valued patients,

At Martin-Taylor Dentistry our #1 priority is your health and safety. Currently, we are available to treat your emergency dental needs. One of the important reasons we are doing so is to reduce the burden that dental emergencies would place on hospital emergency departments, if we were not available. We want to assure you that our office at Martin-Taylor Dentistry is a safe, clean environment to get the necessary treatment. We not only meet all requirements, but we exceed them, for your safety and ours. Delaying treatment of infection or pain can lead to more serious issues that may become more complicated to treat and can compromise your overall health, not just the health of your mouth.

At our office, we are thoroughly screening all calls and patients to maintain a safe environment. Patients are easily able to maintain social distancing. All rooms are wiped down before and after treating patients and the Dentist and the Martin-Taylor Dentistry Team always wear proper gear for their protection and yours.

We take extraordinary measures to ensure the safety and well-being of all our patients. We adhere to strict medical hygiene policy, including thoroughly disinfecting all common areas and surfaces (bathrooms, lobby and chairs, counters, door handles, etc…).

Our office is clean, safe, and ready to treat any dental emergencies you have during these times and after. Do not hesitate to call us with questions or concerns: (520) 747-9024

Sincerely,
Jeff Martin DDS
William Taylor DDS

What is considered a dental emergency: At Martin-Taylor Dentistry we are experienced in many dental procedures:
  • Root Canals
  • Extractions
  • Crowns
  • Fillings
  • Treating Gum Infections


Dental emergencies, according to the American Dental Association, “are potentially life threatening and require immediate treatment to stop ongoing tissue bleeding [or to] alleviate severe pain or infection.”
  • Tooth pain
  • Gum tissue or third-molar pain.
  • Abscess or infection causing pain or swelling.
  • Broken teeth resulting in pain or causing gum/ cheek/ tongue irritation.
  • Dental or mouth trauma
  • Decayed teeth
  • Broken fillings/ crowns causing pain
  • Suture removal
  • Denture adjustments or repairs

DENTAL EMERGENCY
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Local Dentist Travels to Brazil to Help Orphans

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Local Dentist Travels to Brazil to Help Orphans

Doctor Martin and Kathy

While traveling by bus in Brazil, Dr. Jeff Martin experienced something almost bizarre by American standards. He and his wife were the last people to board a crowded bus.  A young college girl stood to offer her seat, not to Mrs. Martin but to Dr. Martin! He was embarrassed, and tried to explain he looks older than he is, but she kept insisting he take her seat. He later learned that it is common in the Brazilian culture for older men to be treated with this type of respect and deference. This was only one of the dissimilarities they would encounter on their trip below the equator.

Fortaleza

Local dentist, Dr. Jeff Martin and his wife Kathy were headed to the Davis Lar Orphanage located in Fortaleza, Ceará  located in northeastern Brazil. They were part of a group of doctors organized by a local church to provide the 65 or so orphans with medical and dental care. Those of you who know Dr. Martin know that volunteering his time and skill as a dentist is something he does on a regular basis. He and Kathy knew the area to which they were headed was poor, but nothing could have prepared them for the prevalence of abject poverty they saw. The children at the orphanage actually had better living conditions than most of the population in Fortaleza, where 90% of the people live in destitute conditions. In fact, some of the children at the orphanage still had living parents who just left them there because they could not care for them. The children at the orphanage are given a good education, healthy food, and medical and dental care. Many of them are able to break out of the poverty cycle.

Davis Lar Orphanage

Doctor Martin working
Dr martin working on a young patient

In February of 2000, Californians Mark and Paige Anderson moved their family to Fortaleza to build the orphanage from the ground up. They visited many other orphanages throughout the world before they decided on the Davis Lar plan. According to Mark and Paige, “The orphanage focuses on the child victims of prostitution, drug trafficking, abuse, and abandonment, providing homes and restoring the children to spiritual, physical, and emotional health while reaching out to their families and communities.” Dr. and Mrs. Martin were eager to join the ranks of the many volunteers who have donated their time, energy, and resources to the orphans for the past 13 years. The orphanage is totally funded by donations.

A Walk Back in Time

Davis La opahanage
Orphanage in Brazil

Dr. Martin describes walking into the makeshift “dental office” at the Brazilian orphanage as walking back in time to the early 1970’s. The chair and equipment, all donated, were at least 30 years old. Since much of the equipment was similar to
what Dr. Martin had used as a young man, he was actually quite familiar with the obsolete set-up. One the girls who had grown up at Davis Lar and who was now a third year nursing student, acted as Dr. Martin’s assistant and translator. Along with cleaning teeth and filling cavities, Dr. Martin educated the children on proper dental hygiene. Working long days, he was able to provide dental care for each and every child living at the orphanage during his 10 day stay!

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Dr. Jeff Martin and Dr. Will Taylor

Martin-Taylor Dentistry is a partnership between Dr. Jeff Martin and Dr. Will Taylor. Highly skilled and experienced, they provide emergency, preventative, restorative, cosmetic, children’s, and implant dentistry services.

Dr. Martin is an alumnus of the University of Arizona and Baylor College of Dentistry. He established his practice in 1978. Dr. Martin has completed on 1,500 hours of continuing education in dentistry. Dr. Taylor studied at the University of Arizona and the University of Southern California. He is experienced in general, cosmetic, and implant dentistry. Dr Taylor has also completed many hours of continuing education.
Both are licensed and skilled in sedation dentistry, so you can be as comfortable as possible.

Together with their excellent team, Martin-Taylor Dentistry will take great care of you.

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