MT Dental Partners Welcomes New Dentist

Dr. Rachel M. Taylor grew up in Falls Church, VA and attended The George Washington University,
where she earned her Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Chemistry in 2018. Upon graduation, she spent
five years in PA for dental training. Dr. Taylor received a Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree from
the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine in 2022 and then moved to Lebanon, PA where
she completed a General Practice Residency at the Lebanon VA Medical Center (VAMC). This hospital-
based residency program at a Veterans Affairs hospital gave Dr. Taylor experience managing and
treating geriatric and medically compromised, dentally complicated patients with comorbidities. General
dentistry procedures at the VAMC included crowns & bridges, removable partial & complete dentures,
restorations, and simple to complex diagnosis and treatment planning. Furthermore, Dr. Taylor gained
significant specialty experience including routine & surgical extractions, bone grafting & alveoloplasty,
root canals, periodontal soft tissue & osseous surgeries, and placement of over 70 implants.

During dental school, Dr. Taylor mentored undergraduate women interested in a career in dentistry and
tutored other students at Pitt Dental and young students in a Boys & Girls Club after-school program.
She also provided free dental care through organizations in Pittsburgh including Mission of Mercy and
Catholic Charities. Currently, Dr. Taylor is a member of the American Dental Association, Virginia Dental
Association, Northern Virginia Dental Society, and the DC Dental Society as a Metropolitan Member.
Outside of dentistry, Dr. Taylor enjoys coffee shops, country music, watching the Capitals, beach days,
and spending time with her friends, family, and mini goldendoodle, Cappuccino.

Dr. Taylor is happy to be back in the DMV and works full-time at MT Dental Partners in DC. She looks
forward to welcoming new patients, meeting you, your friends, and family, and helping achieve your
dental goals!

“As a child, I always loved going to the dentist. Initially I was apprehensive, but my childhood dentist, Dr.
Edward Nelson, put me at ease with his patient and calm, yet confident demeanor. I visited the dentist
often because I had a stubborn crossbite which required years of dental work including an expander and
extractions followed by braces. Every experience I had was positive – I was rewarded with a prize after
every visit and I always looked forward to going back. I know a lot of people dislike going to the dentist
and that is exactly what I hope to change – I want to bring my patients the same positive experiences
that I’ve always had so they too, will feel comfortable and hopefully enjoy going to the dentist.” – Dr.