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About Dr. Taylor

Keith A. Taylor, D.D.S.

doctortaylor_biophoto.jpgDr. Keith Taylor was raised in Morristown, New Jersey. He graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Clemson University in 1980, and from the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry in 1984. He opened his private practice in Chapel Hill in 1985 after serving for a year as an independent contractor for various dental practices throughout North Carolina. He taught for one year in the Dental Assisting program at Alamance Community College, and has served as an Adjunct Professor at the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry. For five years was the dentist on call for three Triangle area nursing homes.

Dr. Taylor was instrumental in building the original NC Missions of Mercy (NCMOM) program -- a non-profit organization that provides free dental care to the needy throughout the state -- beginning in 2002, and served on its Board of Directors for six years. Dr. Taylor continues to volunteer with NCMOM, and has attended over 140 clinic events, personally providing close to $4M worth of services pro bono to those in need. DentalLifeline

Dr. Taylor is committed to providing treatment to those less fortunate and unable to afford the care they need. He serves this need in a variety of ways, including volunteering thru the Dental Lifeline Network. 

Dr. Taylor is a member of both the
American Dental Association and the North Carolina Dental Society.

ACD SealIn 2009, he was inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Dentists, an honor based on leadership, ethics, service to dentistry and service to the community. In 2011, he was inducted as a Fellow of the International College of Dentists, an honorary organization for recognition of outstanding service to the profession and community. Also in 2011, he was honored to be awarded the Lifetime President's Call to Service Award and the NC MPACT Excellence Award, for lifetime achievement in volunteering and providing dental care to those in need.

Dr. Taylor served on the Board of Directors for the Inter-Faith Council for Social Service for six years, including two as president.


In 2018, Dr. Taylor was honored with the Irene Briggaman Lifetime Achievement Award by the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce. This award is presented to individuals who have demonstrated a lifetime of exceptional public service and volunteerism in the greater Chapel Hill-Carrboro community.

In his spare time, Dr. Taylor enjoys flying, and for years donated his piloting skills to non-profits such as AirLifeLine, Angel Flight, and Young Eagles.