Hi and thank you for considering Virtue Dental Care as your partner in dental health!
“Come join our dental family at Virtue Dental Care!”
– DR. MARY KATHERINE TAYLOR, DDS, NCDS, AIAOMT
It is my belief that dentistry is not only about helping you maintain the best dental health possible, but also about encouraging your overall health. Because of this, I practice mercury-safe, biological dentistry in accordance with the standards of health and safety as outlined by the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology, along with other medical professionals committed to whole-body health.
WHAT IS BIOLOGICAL DENTISTRY?
Biological dentistry recognizes the negative impact that many materials commonly used in dentistry can have on a patient’s oral, physiological, and overall health. As such, biological dentistry is focused on the integrity of teeth and the oral cavity and uses materials and procedures that are safe for the body.
I am from Boonville, NC, one town over from our office in Yadkinville. My interest in dentistry began at an early age, as my mother was a dental assistant and I was frequently at her office as a child. As I got older, I became involved in volunteering at dental clinics with some of our local dentists. Following high school graduation, I attended Wake Forest University where I played volleyball and received a degree in biology. I received my dental degree from UNC Chapel Hill School of Dentistry in 2016. It was my desire to serve others locally that brought me back to Yadkinville, NC and I am so happy to be providing dental care in my own community.
As a dentist, I am passionate about education and prevention. The mouth is the door to a healthy body! I work diligently with my staff to give our patients the tools to take care of and maintain their teeth for a long, healthy life. I want my patients to feel confident and proud of their smile and to be comfortable at their dental visits. My favorite thing about dentistry is the relationship I have the opportunity to build with each of my patients.
Outside of work, I enjoy volunteering both locally and abroad, combining my love for travel with my passion to serve others. In my free time, I enjoy pursuing further learning through continuing education courses and hiking. I am also very passionate about food—growing, cooking, and eating it! My husband, Corey, and I live in Winston Salem with our dog, a Belgian Malinois named Finn.
Overall, I feel very blessed in my practice and home life, and I feel a great deal of gratitude for my patients, as I learn new things from you all each and every day. I look forward to an opportunity to help you achieve the beautiful, healthy smile you deserve!