Dr. Taylor and Staff
Meet our team that makes your experience at our office one filled with integrity, compassion, and quality care.
Ken Taylor, DDS FAGD
Dr. Taylor has been in practice since 1986. Born and raised in Camden, Arkansas, he attended Louisiana Tech University where he received a B.S. in Zoology. Dr. Taylor earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from Baylor College of Dentistry in 1986 and is also a Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry. He moved to Mesquite to set up his practice and has now been there for over 30 years.
With a practice based on integrity and excellence, Dr. Taylor strives to help every patient achieve their oral health goals. Although being very conservative in his approach to dental care, he addresses each patient’s concern as if it was his own. Modern and advanced dental care is always discussed, along with other options, with the understanding that each patient’s situation is unique.
Continuing Education is important to Dr. Taylor, and being involved in local study clubs and attending continuing education courses allows him to stay abreast of and learn about the new ideas in dentistry. His practice utilizes modern dental techniques such as digital radiography and digital impression taking. Of course, nitrous oxide sedation is available, but he also offers oral sedation and IV conscious sedation as alternatives.
Dr. Taylor’s practice is certainly a general family practice, seeing adults and children, alike, but he also enjoys more complex restorative dentistry. The practice utilizes dental implant therapy, orthodontics, and other specialties to complement his restorative treatments
Faith and family are the most important things in Dr. Taylor’s life. He has been a Christian from an early age and values his relationship with God as his top priority. Weekly Bible studies with friends and time with high school aged young men at LakePointe Church in Rockwall are cherished times. Dr. Taylor has been married to Kim since 1987 and they have two boys. Brooks has a Masters of Accountancy from the University of Arkansas and after beginning his career in public accounting, is now in the corporate accounting world. Mason recently graduated from the University of Arkansas with a degree in civil engineering. He plans on attending law school in the future.
As for hobbies and interests, Dr. Taylor is a sports enthusiast. Having played several sports in high school and starting out playing football in college, he continued playing baseball, softball, basketball, golf, and most anything else with a ball, recreationally through and after dental school. Golf became his main pastime where as a member of the Dallas Athletic Club he was the 2001 President’s Cup winner and partnered in the 2001 Club Four-Ball championship. He was also a Texas Amateur qualifier in 1998. His other sports hobby in recent years has become radio and internet broadcasting for Rockwall-Heath High School’s baseball team. He was fortunate to be able to call the 2012 Class 4A Championship game for the state champion, Heath Hawks.
Lyn Brice – Office and Appointment Coordinator
Lyn has been working with Dr. Taylor since 2006 and has been in the dental field for several years. She enjoys being the office and appointment coordinator and is also a certified dental assistant. She has two awesome sons, twelve wonderful grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
Martee Panson – Finance and Insurance Coordinator
Martee joined Dr. Taylor’s team in June of 2014. She and her husband, Steve, moved to the area from Utah where she gained over 20 years of experience in an orthodontic practice. She has three children and six grandchildren and is loving becoming a Texan.
Kitsy Caperton – Dental Hygienist
Kitsy has been a part of Dr. Taylor’s practice for almost 20 years and has developed many close relationships with her patients. She is married to David and has two married children, Kyle and Kelli, who have blessed her with four incredible grandkids.
Neva Ball – Dental Hygienist
Neva joined Dr. Taylor’s practice in 2013. She and her husband, Larry, moved to the area from Sulphur Springs in 2012. Neva received her RDH in 2009 from Northeast Texas Community College. Neva has two adult children, Zach and Maurie along with three grandchildren.
Ashley Jackson – Dental Assistant
Ashley has worked for Dr. Taylor since 2006. She is a 2002 graduate of Mesquite Poteet High School and received her RDA from the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners in 2005. Ashley is married to Matt and they have a beautiful daughter, Jordan, along with a handsome son, Colton.
Rachel Kamas – Dental Assistant
Rachel is a new addition to our wonderful staff having recently become an RDA after completing her training in Waco. Rachel is from Ethiopoa and moved to Texas 10 years ago with her two brothers. She loves to travel and is an avid book reader.