Meet the Team
We’ve worked hard to create our “dream team” here at Green City Dental. Each person on it loves what they do, and our patients can definitely feel it when they walk in the door! We support good, positive energy in our office and project that on to our patients. What if coming to the dentist were the most relaxing and fun part of your day?
Rebecca Taylor, DDS
“My goal,” says Dr. Taylor, “is to treat people, not teeth. Often in dentistry, we forget that the mouth is connected to the rest of the body and become tooth mechanics, neglecting the impact we have on the rest of the body.”
Dr. Taylor holds a BS in molecular and cellular biology from UC Santa Barbara and her DDS from the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco. She has completed additional training through the Las Vegas Institute and is currently a member of the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology, the International Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine, and the Holistic Dental Association.
Believing that continuing education is critical to both professional development and patient care, Dr. Taylor attends several courses each year in dentistry, medicine and nutrition to ensure she is up to date with the latest techniques and research in biological dental medicine. Areas in which she has received additional training include biological dentistry, safe mercury amalgam removal, ozone therapy, Invisalign, sleep apnea, zirconia implants, micro air abrasion and minimally invasive, advanced gum disease treatment (perioscopy).
Dr. Taylor has great passion for helping others, whether in our local community or globally. Her non-profit organization Cambodia Smiles provides dentistry to children in orphanages. “Many of the people I see in Cambodia do not have access to dental care,” she explains, “and have been living in pain for years. I feel truly blessed to be able to have this type of impact in people’s lives.”
Outside the office, Dr. Taylor enjoys organic, vegetarian cooking, painting, swimming, and exploring the great outdoors with her husband-to-be Brad and two dogs, Stella and Sampson. She loves to travel and discover new places.
Janette Carroll, DDS
“I get great satisfaction in helping people stay healthy and helping them achieve nicer smiles,” says Dr. Carroll, a practicing dentist since 1987 and mother of Dr. Taylor.
Yes, Green City Dental’s dentists are a mother-daughter team!
After spending the first 13 years of her practice in Seattle, Dr. Carroll relocated it to Mount Vernon, where she has practiced ever since. And now she is a part of our practice here in Edmonds, as well.
“I understand the health links between the mouth and the rest of the body,” she continues, “and take great pride in my ability to help change the lives of many people for the better. People visit their dentist and hygienist more than their medical doctor, so we dentists are in a great position to really help them obtain optimum health.”
Dr Carroll has advanced education in neuromuscular dentistry and brings this knowledge to Green City Dental to help treat patients suffering from headaches, airway obstruction, TMJ issues, and cosmetically challenging cases. She works closely with chiropractors to help stabilize the alignment that is being affected by muscles of the mouth as well as occlusion.
“The smiles and gratitude I receive from improving a patient’s smile are truly wonderful,” says Dr. Carroll. “When I can create a beautiful smile, I feel personally fulfilled.”