Boom Magazine of Jackson has named Dr. LaMonica Davis Taylor, owner of Smiles on Broadway Dental Care in Jackson, Mississippi, as this year’s Best Dentist.
When Dr. Taylor set out to design her practice, she wanted to create one that would welcome children, reach parents and provide optimal care. Upon entering Smiles on Broadway, patients will see vibrant walls, bright furniture and inspirational quotes. Their eyes may be immediately drawn to the wall mural just inside the patient area that recognizes dentists who have influenced Taylor’s career such as her mentors, Dr. Barbara Sias-Chinn and Dr. Carolyn Eubanks. The office features patient rooms themed after Broadway musicals such as Lion King and even Motown. “I was looking for a unique and creative idea and I thought about how much I enjoyed my time on Broadway during my residency,” she says. The Mound Bayou native has an undergraduate degree from Spelman College in Atlanta and a dental degree from the University of Mississippi Medical Center. She completed a year of general practice residency and two years of pediatric dental residency at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital in New York. Dr. Taylor is newly employed with Delta Health Center in Hollandale. She is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Dentistry and has hospital privileges at Merit Health Madison, Merit Central and Merit Health Crossgates Hospitals.
Smiles on Broadway Dental Care primarily services children ages 1 to 21 years old and special-needs adults. As of May 14, Taylor began a Saturday clinic to help the parents of existing patients.