Mary Dennis is the receptionist and scheduling coordinator for Yukon Dental Care. She handles insurance inquiries and patient accounts.
"I started out as a patient of Dr. Taylor's, he has been doing my dental work since I was fifteen years old! I always appreciated how informative he and Julie were with all my dental questions. Julie and Dr. Taylor are the reason I got my foot in the door in the dental profession. They told me the steps I needed to take to go about getting my first job working in a dental office. Which led me to working in an office in Edmond for about eight months before Dr. Taylor offered me a job here at Yukon Dental Care. Now I feel at home with my current job and I'm loving it! I was born here in Yukon with my loving husband, Eric, and my beautiful daughter, Laney. The two of them are who I love spending my free time with. I was with my husband for five years before we got married in 2012. My daughter gives me the drive to do my best each day. Seeing the growth and changes in my daughter lets me know I am doing a great job!".
Julie Taylor, RDH is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma, College of Dentistry. She has been a full -time hygienist since 1996, and has been at Yukon Dental Care since 2001. Her job encompasses most preventive services including patient education, routine cleanings, sealants, periodontal therapy, and new patient orientation. She grew up in south central Oklahoma and has been married to Dr. Taylor since 1990. Her interests include most anything outdoors, particularly boating, camping, fishing and hiking. She also loves animals, plants, books and music.
"I am lucky to have chosen a career that suits me perfectly. I love getting to meet new people every day and getting to visit with my "regulars". Cleaning my patient's teeth gives me such a sense of satisfaction! My goal every day is to have someone say, "Wow. That was the best cleaning I've ever had," or "You are so gentle, that didn't hurt one bit." The practice of dental hygiene can vary greatly, depending on the type of practice and the motivation of the hygienist or supervising dentist. My style is fairly laid-back. I try to say what needs to be said without criticizing or judging and I try to take the time to ease my patients into treatment. Oral health is an ongoing, life-long process. I would rather fall short of my clinical goal on a particular day if it means that an anxious or skeptical patient will be happy and wiling to come see me again."
Dr Taylor earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemisty with a minor in Mathematics from East Central University in 1992. He then went on to a career in Biomedical Research at the Oklahoma Medical Research foundation. In 2001, he graduated from The University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry. Dr. Taylor is currently a member of the Oklahoma Dental Association (ODA) and the American Dental Association (ADA). He is now trained and certified to offer BOTOX® treatments through the American Academy of Facial Esthetics (AAFE).
Dr. Taylor is a compassionate doctor who takes pride in paying close attention to each patient's needs. Our dedicated staff works together as a team to provide high-quality comprehensive care.
Yukon Dental Care was founded in 2001 by Bryan Taylor, D.D.S. and Julie Taylor, R.D.H. with the vision of creating a dental practice that treats every patient with dignity and first-rate care. The team at Yukon Dental Care are highly-trained and exceptionally friendly. We understand that for many, visiting your dentist can be an uncomfortable experience. Regardless of whether you need a dentist for the first time, have recently relocated to the area, or are simply searching for a dental office that is more comfortable for you, our surroundings and compassionate dental professionals can make your experience gratifying.
Maria Hale is Dr. Taylor's dental assistant. She screens emergency patients, prepares all of the materials and instruments necessary for treatment and works side-by-side with Dr. Taylor during procedures to generally help ensure patient comfort. Maria received her training at Community Care College in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She holds certificates in radiation safety as well as assisting in the administration of Nitrous Oxide. Maria has been a member of the Yukon Dental Care team since May of 2011. She was raised in El Reno, Oklahoma and lived in Ardmore, Oklahoma for eight years. She spends most of her time with her husband, Ryan, and their two dogs. Maria enjoys playing and listening to music, reading and spending time with her close friends and family.
"It's a wonderful thing to enjoy your job. I am surrounded by a wonderful team who really care about their patients and each other."
Tammy Damasiewicz is the supervising assistant at Yukon Dental Care. She has worked for Dr. Taylor since 2006. She has the widest range of responsibilities among the staff which includes everything from managing insurance claims and controlling inventory to negotiating with vendors and assisting in direct patient care. Tammy has her certifications in radiation safety, administration of nitrous oxide and coronal polishing. "I was a patient at Yukon Dental for 6 years before coming to work for the Taylors. I really enjoy being a dental assistant and helping people. When not at work, I love spending time with my son and granddaughter. My hobbies include fishing, any kind of exercise activity - especially Zumba, and baking."