About our office
Dr. Jerry W. Price started his general dental practice in 1976. Dr. Jennifer W. Taylor has worked in the practice since July 2012 and acquired the practice from Dr. Price in January 2013. Dr. Taylor continues the mission of the office set forth by Dr. Price to provide high quality, evidence based dental care. She continues to focus on preventive dentistry and patient centered dental treatment.
Dr. Jennifer W. Taylor
Dr. Taylor was born and raised in Tarboro. She graduated from Tarboro High School in 2003. She attended East Carolina University where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with her degree in Biology and Psychology. She participated in research projects at ECU and was involved in many extra curricular activities. She was also nominated and inducted into Phi Kappa Phi Honors Society during her senior year.
Following her undergraduate degree Dr. Taylor attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry. She graduated with honors in May 2011. Dr. Taylor completed several elective courses while in dental school including implantology, periodontology, pediatric emergencies, and professional ethics. She also received her Certificate in Public Health from UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health while in dental school.
Following her dental education Dr. Taylor was employed by Vidant Medical Center in Greenville as a hospital dental resident. While there she completed her General Practice Residency Degree with East Carolina University School of Dental Medicine in June 2012. She received additional training in IV sedation, general anesthesia, oral surgery, and hospital dentistry. Dr. Taylor attends numerous post-doctoral training and continuing education courses each year and also studies at the Pankey Institute.
She is an active member of the North Carolina Dental Society, American Dental Association, and the Nash-Edgecombe-Halifax Dental Society.
Dr. Taylor is active in her community where she serves on the Edgecombe County Health and Human Services Board, the Tarboro-Edgecombe Chamber of Commerce Board, and the Vidant Edgecombe Hospital Development Council Board. She is an active member of Rotary International and works within the community on several projects, including the Geriatric Oral Health Education Project.
She is married to Charles Taylor, who is also a native of Tarboro. They are active members of St. James United Methodist Church. They have two daughters, Eleanor Elise and Charlotte Louise. They enjoy the outdoors, traveling, and spending time with family.
Elspeth Shaw- Receptionist
Karen Manning Ritter, RDH
Karen graduated with her B.S. degree in Dental Hygiene from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry in 1987. She has been a hygienist at our office for 20 years. She enjoys going to the beach, watching movies, and attending baseball games with her husband and daughter. Go Red Sox! She enjoys taking care of her patients and spending time with her coworkers.
June Cherry, RDH
June graduated with her B.S. degree in Dental Hygiene from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry in 1980. June has been a dental hygienist in our office for 32 years. She enjoys running and has completed seven half-marathons and one full marathon, along with various 10K and 5K races. She also enjoys acrylic painting, sewing, boating, traveling, reading, and spending time with her family.
Kendra Holland- Dental Assistant
Kendra Van Staalduinen Holland grew up in Washington, NC and graduated from Terra Ceia Christian School. She went to Dental Assisting school at Martin Community College. She has recently gotten married to Austin Holland and now lives in Tarboro. She enjoys cooking, baking, and spending time with her family and dog, Kane.
Lucinda Plasencio Crowell- Dental Assistant II
Lucinda has been a dental assistant for 20 years. She received her radiology certification in 1997 and her Dental Assisting II Certification from Wake Forest University in 2002. She also completed her degree in Medical Office Administration in 2014. She is a licensed massage therapist in Tarboro since 2001. She enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with her husband and family.