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. He has been with our practice since August 2014.
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. They have 3 children, Paul, Haley, Silas. Dr. Micah Shaw worked in a number of dental practices before finding a permanent home with us in 2014.
Outside of dentistry, Dr. Shaw enjoys spending time with his family and freinds. He is a member of Christ Community Church. His hobbies include woodworking, playing games with freinds, and also volunteering at FISH dental in Monroe, GA.
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. Dr. Shaw 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 and enjoys that our practice works well togther and we are like family. 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 who has been maried to her husband Tyler since 2016. She and her family are members of Bold Springs Baptsit Church and they enjoy camping, fishing, going to the beach and GA Football. Go DAWGS!!
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. Kathy wears many hats in our practice 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."
Kim is a graduate of Dental Assisting at Gwinnett Tech and has served dentistry since 2000. She has been with our practice since 2002.
She has two daughters. Jessica, married to Anthony and they have a son Noah. Also Kaylyn who will be graduating high school soon, is active with FFA and likes to play sports. Kim enjoys spending time with her family especially her sweet grandson Noah.
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. We make a great team here and enjoy working with each other. We truly care about our patients!"
Susan has practiced as a Dental Hygienist since 1977. She joined our practice in 1986 .She holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Dental Hygiene from the Medical College of Georgia. 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.
Susan is from Covington and is married to Dave. They have 1 daughter, Lauren. She enjoys spending time with her 2 grandchildren, traveling and playing the piano at church and for special occasions.
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 graduated from Georgia Perimeter with an Associates of Science degree in Dental Hygiene in 2002. Jennifer lives in Social Circle with her husband, Cliff, and their three boys, Will, Nate and Eli.
Jennifer works two days per week in addition to homeschooling her boys and being a soccer mom! Jennifer and her family are members of First Baptist Church Covington where she also teaches 4 year olds in Sunday school. She enjoys reading, camping, and traveling with her family.
Jerica, Registered Dental Hygienist
"I love helping all of our patients be happy and confident in their smiles. Our office makes all of our patients feel welcome because we are like a family. We cut up, laugh and encourage one another."
Jerica has been in dentistry since 2018 when she graduated Dental Hygiene School at Georgia State Perimeter College. She has been a dental hygienist with us since 2018. We love Jerica's personality and how she relates with her patients to give them the best care.
Jerica is married to Jesse and they have a set of twins, Cooper and Charleigh, with another little girl on the way. She was born and raised in Monroe.
Danielle, Certified Dental Assistant
" I love helping people be proud of their smile. I want to help them gain more self-confience through their smile. I have had a passion for dentistry since I was a child and have always loved working in the field. I love how our office has the hometown feel and everyone is like family."
Danielle has been in dentistry since 2006. She graduated a Certified Dental Assistant from Athens Tech in 2009. She also has an Associates of Science degree from Gainesville State that she earned in 2010. She has been with our practice since 2017 as a dental assitant. She is cross trained to help with front office tasks.
Danielle is married to John, and they have a son, Dalton. They are members of 1025 Church in Monroe and enjoy fishing, hunting and anything outdoors. Danielle loves playing softball and cheering on the GA DAWGS football team in the fall.