Our Family Dental Staff
All professionals at Taylor Made Smiles maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in dentistry.
S. Craig Taylor, DMD
Our practice was founded by the late Dr. S. Craig Taylor. A resident of Monroe since he was four years old, Dr. Taylor was an honor graduate of both Monroe Area High and the University of Georgia, receiving a Bachelor of Science, Magna Cum Laude in Zoology in 1976. He continued his education at the Medical College of Georgia School of Dentistry in Augusta, being awarded the Doctor of Dental Medicine degree (D.M.D.) in 1980.
Dr. Taylor opened his private practice in Monroe in 1981, moving to our present location on Broad Street in 1986. Over the years, his commitment to staying involved in the Monroe community was a priority in both his personal and professional life. He was an Eagle Scout and served in a number of leadership positions in the Northeast Georgia Council Boy Scouts of America, receiving both the District Award of Merit and the Silver Beaver Award. He served on the Monroe City Council, the Walton County Development Authority, as Chairman of the Monroe Utilities Network and president of On Stage, Inc., and in local student and parent-teacher organizations. He was a Past President of the Monroe Rotary Club and was both a Paul Harris and Will Watt Fellow.
Dr. Taylor was committed to furthering his education through his memberships in the American Dental Association, Georgia Dental Association, Clarke County and Eastern District Dental Societies and the Hinman Dental Society. He was the Eastern District Past President and served on the GDA board of trustees. He also held a Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry. He resided in Monroe with his wife Kathy until his passing in 2019. They are proud parents of daughters Kelly and Kristen.
Micah Shaw, DMD
Family Dentist in Monroe, GA
Dr. Shaw had the privilege of working with Dr. Taylor for nearly 5 years and is committed to continuing the personal touch and quality care that Taylor Made Smiles has become known for. Dr. Shaw understands that visiting the dentist can be stressful for many reasons and he is committed to helping patients achieve their own personal goals for oral health. Along with our friendly team of hygienist, assistants and office staff, Dr Shaw can listen to your concerns, and develop a treatment plan that is right for you.
Born in Atlanta, Dr. Shaw grew up in Massachusetts but returned to Georgia to obtain a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from Georgia Tech. He went on to receive his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree (D.M.D.) from the Medical College of Georgia in 2011.
Dr. Shaw moved to Oconee with his wife Dr. Melissa Shaw, to be near family. Dr. Melissa Shaw is a pediatric dentist with Athens Dentistry for Children. And they are raising 3 children of their own. Dr. Micah Shaw worked in a number of dental practices before finding a permanent home with us in 2014.
Outside of dentistry, Dr. Shaw has a number of hobbies including woodworking and relaxing with his friends and family. He also volunteers at the FISH dental clinic here in Monroe, and with his church.
Angie, Office Manager
“I love seeing the before and after results that are possible with dentistry today. The technology and materials offer solutions to every smile challenge, it really is remarkable. We enjoy working with our patients to achieve optimal dental health. Dr. Taylor is very kind and takes the extra time to make sure his patients are totally comfortable. We really do care and genuinely want to help!”
Angie has been with our practice since 1997. As our Office Manager, she keeps us organized and helps our patients with insurance and financial arrangements so they can get the care they need. Her generous and kind nature makes her an invaluable part of our team.
Angie has been married to Bo since 1988 and has 1 daughter, Brooke. She and her family are members of the Monroe Church of God, and they enjoy playing softball, drag racing and going to the beach.
Kathy Taylor, Registered Dental Hygienist
“I love introducing dentistry to the very young patient and making their “first ever” visit a very comfortable, fun and exciting experience. Our practice has a warm, relaxed atmosphere – it is important to us to make our patients feel completely at home.”
Kathy has been in dentistry since 1978. She holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Dental Hygiene. As the “Team Mom” of our practice, Kathy wears many hats, and always with a smile.
She and Dr. Taylor have two daughters, Kristen and Kelly. Kristen lives in Monroe and Kelly teaches elementary school in Charlotte. The Taylors have 2 Boykin Spaniels named Molly and Oakley.
Kim, Expanded Duties Dental Assistant
“What I love about dentistry is the satisfaction of knowing that we are helping someone, whether it is to get them out of pain or to improve their smile. It really is heart-warming to receive a big smile and a “thank you” after treatment is completed.
We like to have fun around here, and are like a big family. Go Dawgs!”
Kim has served dentistry since 2000, and has been with our practice since 2002. Her warm, friendly nature makes her a perfect fit for both our team and our patients.
She has two children, Jessica, who attends the University of Georgia, and Kaylyn who likes to play sports. Kim enjoys cooking and spending time with her family.
Susan, Registered Dental Hygienist
“I enjoy the one-on-one time with my patients and helping them work through their fears of dentistry with calm reassurance. Teachers and school children have known me as the “tooth lady” from many years of children's dental health month skits in Walton County Schools.”
Susan has practiced as a Dental Hygienist since 1977, and joined our practice in 1986.
She holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Dental Hygiene. Susan's clinical experience and lifelong relationships with our patients and the Monroe community have made her our Practice Ambassador, and we truly value and appreciate her service to the profession of dentistry.
Jennifer, Registered Dental Hygienist
"I have enjoyed building relationships with my patients over the years and working with them to improve their oral health. Helping patients achieve their goals to improve their smile is so rewarding. I'm proud to work with such an awesome dental team!"
Jennifer has been with the practice since 2012 and has practiced dental hygien since 2002. Jennifer lives in the jersey area with her husband, Cliff, and their three boys, Will, Nate and Eli. Jennifer and Cliff have also been foster parents since 2014.
Jennifer and her family are members of Crosspointe Church in Oxford. She enjoys running, reading, and camping with her family.