Shelly Taylor, DMD, MPH


Joseph L. Henry Oral Health Fellow

Post-graduate Periodontics Resident, Columbia University, New York, NY

Shelly Taylor, DMD is presently post-graduate Periodontics Resident in Columbia University. Previously she was the Dental Director of Uphams Corner Health Center in Dorchester, MA. Prior to moving to Massachusetts, Dr. Taylor served as the Dental Director of Broward Community & Family Health Centers (BCFHC) in South Florida. Through these roles, she has demonstrated her commitment to public health and dedication to caring for underserved communities. In her present leadership role, she has oversight of the day-to-day operations of the oral health program and provides clinical and preventative dental care to patients of the health center. Additionally, she serves as a clinical preceptor to fourth-year dental students who rotate through the clinic. Dr. Taylor values volunteerism and has taken an active role in developing programs within the community. She has an interest in designing programs that will help integrate care between medical and dental departments within the healthcare system. Dr. Taylor was a recipient of the Outstanding Leadership Award at BCFHC and received the Young Alumni Gator Great Award for her impactful work in the South Florida community. Dr. Taylor earned her Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Dental Medicine degrees from the University of Florida in 2011 and 2015 respectively. She also earned an Advanced Education in General Dentistry Certificate from the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry in 2016.


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