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Anthony and Angeline Mai of Northwest Dental Laboratory in Tucson

When you think of the old Mom and Pop shop, what comes to mind? A corner grocer where Mom runs the cash register and Pop stocks the shelves? In the case of Anthony and Angeline Mai, the scenario is much different. They own and operate Northwest Dental Laboratory in Tucson. Both Anthony and Angeline are highly trained certified dental technicians who, with one other employee, create porcelain dental crowns and bridges for four Tucson dentists, including Martin Taylor Dentistry.

Anthony and Angeline Mai

There are about 4 million family-owned businesses in the U.S., with more than 1.4 million of those being run by  husband-and-wife teams. Anthony and Angeline have owned and operated Northwest Dental Laboratory since 1999. Prior to that they both worked in other labs and have almost 30 years of experience between them.

The process of making dental crowns and bridges is both technical and artistic. According to Anthony, after they pick up the impressions from the dentists, their lab will produce 8-10 beautiful natural looking crowns or bridges each day.

Dental Crowns and Bridges
Dental Crowns and Bridges

Dr. Taylor once said the reason they have their crowns made by Northwest Dental Lab is because the outstanding level of artistry seen in their work. The goal of crown design and creation is to mimic the natural tooth as closely as possible in fit and appearance. If a crown doesn’t look like a crown, but more like a natural tooth, success has been achieved! But it is also important that the crowns and bridges are properly made for integrity, strength and  durability.

Listening to Anthony describe the step-by-step process of creating a dental crown is daunting. The man knows his craft! More than anything however, you can hear the passion and dedication he and his wife have toward perfection. If you ever hear from Dr. Martin or Dr. Taylor that you need a dental crown or bridge, you can rest assured the the quality of each crown, custom designed for you, cannot be outdone.

To get a visual of the type of work Anthony and Angeline do at Northwest Dental Labs, watch this  episode of the Discovery Channel’s How It’s Made: Dental Crowns.

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Dr. Jeff Martin and Dr. William Taylor

Martin-Taylor Dentistry is a partnership between Dr. Jeff Martin and Dr. William 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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Dr. Taylor, Dr. Martin, and their entire staff are the very best. The front desk staff, the dental assistants, and dental hygienists are excellent. I’ve been to many dentists over the years, and they are the most skilled and professional group of people that I have encountered. You can be confident you will be fully informed about what is recommended for a treatment plan and what it will cost. I’ve had the gamut of dental procedures — crowns, implants, root canals, and more routine care. It’s been made as pleasant and comfortable as possible by their skill, as well as their kindness and understanding. I wholeheartedly recommend Martin and Taylor Dentistry.

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Alice L. 4 months ago

I have been a patient of Dr. Taylor’s for most of my adult hood. I have had everything done from a filling to multiple dental implants. All of my procedures have been straightforward with zero complications and as little discomfort as possible. Even after my implants I had minimal pain! Before I saw Dr. Taylor I was terrified of dentists, but he put me at ease with his expertise. The hygienists are kind, thorough but gentle, and knowledgeable. The office staff is very friendly and helpful. The office itself is modern and impeccably clean. I highly recommend Martin Tayler dentistry and won’t trust my teeth to any other dentists.

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Rosemary B. 3 months ago

Welcome the newest member of our team at Martin Taylor Dentistry, Dr. Melvin Abraham!