We’re super excited to announce that Dr. Taylor McFarland is joining our practice! She is a Board-Certified Pediatric Dentist who shares our treatment philosophy, is very sweet with the little ones, and is passionate about children’s oral health. She graduated at the top of her dental school class at UNC, and completed her residency at Baylor in Texas. She will be with us starting officially after Labor Day. Make sure to welcome her next time you’re at the office! She’s also fluent in Spanish! Here’s her Bio below:
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Dr. McFarland is passionate about helping children and their families feel valued, loved, and cared for when they visit the dentist. She was born in Austin, Texas, but as the eldest child of an Air Force officer she spent her young life moving every few years. She has lived in Alaska, England, and many places in between. After graduating from high school in Virginia, she decided to add North Carolina to the list of states she called home. She attended Duke University (Go Devils!) where she met her husband, Andrew, and graduated magna cum laude with a degree in biology.
Dr. McFarland decided to stay in North Carolina for her Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill (the weight of this decision will not be lost on college basketball fans). She graduated from UNC with distinction and was inducted into Omicron Kappa Upsilon, the national dental honor society. She then returned to Texas with her husband in order to complete her residency in pediatric dentistry at the Texas A&M Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas, where she earned both a Master’s of Oral Biology and a certificate in Pediatric Dentistry. Her training encompassed preventive and restorative dentistry, dental emergencies and trauma, growth and development, dental sedation, hospital dentistry under general anesthesia, and care for the special needs child. Dr. McFarland is a Board Certified pediatric dentist and a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the Alabama Dental Association, and the American Dental Association.
Dr. McFarland and her husband moved to Birmingham in June of 2016 for her husband’s job. In May just before the big move they welcomed their precious son, Wes, into the world. They enjoy walking their three dogs together and traveling to visit their extended family in Texas and Virginia. In her spare time, Dr. McFarland loves to read, play board games, and try new delicious foods. Dr. McFarland and her husband are getting plugged in to a local church and hope to see you out and about in Birmingham!