Meet The Calm & Gentle Dentistry Team
Dr Carl Taylor - Practice Owner
Hi, I’m Carl Taylor, the owner of Taylored Dental Care.
I am married to Alicia. We met several years ago dental school, well she was at medical school. We got married a couple of years ago and we had our first daughter in November 2014.
I really like snowboarding, kite surfing and windsurfing. In fact I enjoy anything that involves any sort of water based activity.
Graham Duckitt - Calm And Caring Dentist
Hi, my name is Graham. I graduated as a bachelor of Dental Surgery from Leeds Dental Institute in 2007. Since qualifying, I have gained a wealth of experience working in general practice.
I have made it my aim to provide the highest quality of treatment as I can and deliver as broad a spectrum of skills, in order to meet your needs as fully as possible.
In my spare time, I enjoy playing most racquet sports and golf, skiing and venturing to different parts of the world.
GDC No.113983 (Leeds, UK)
David Veige - Implantologist
Originally from Toronto Ontario, Canada, David qualified firstly as a dental technician from George Brown Collegue and then as a dentist from the University of Newcastle with a distinction in academic dentistry and the top restorative dentistry prize. He was shortlisted for the Young Dentist of the Year UK at The Dentistry Awards in 2009 and has been awarded membership to the Royal College of Surgeons Joint Dental Faculty by way of examination.
He graduated with merit from the University of Warwick with a MSc. degree in Implant Dentistry. He is currently studying a MClinDent at King’s College, London in fixed and removable prosthodontics. He is a member of the ITI (International Team for Implantology) and ADI an organization focused on advancing the science of implant dentistry. David’s practice is limited to implant and advanced restorative dentistry.
David lectures both nationally and internationally on the digital and laboratory aspects of implant dentistry. He is the director of Smile Designs Dental Laboratory, a private boutique laboratory focused on high quality crown, bridge and implant restorations.
Tia Symmonds - Receptionist
My name is Tia and I am a receptionist at Taylored Dental Care. I started work here in January 2012.
I live with my partner and we have two children, one boy aged 5 and one girl aged 2.
I love going on family holidays and days out. I also enjoy socialising with friends and family.
Shelley Smith - Dental Nurse
More About Dr Carl Taylor…
Who is Carl Taylor?
Why I'm A Dentist
My Dental Training
Breaking my front teeth started me on a path to dentistry
I chose a career in dentistry after a Scout camp believe it or not. The military had come down with their death slide, and we were practising a parachute drop, but one of the buckles hadn’t been tied up properly and flew up in my face breaking my front teeth.
I was about 12 years old when this happened and it’s stayed their ever since and I think it was probably this event that first got me thinking about a career in dentistry.
I trained to be a dentist in Leeds, starting in 1997. After graduating I studied for the Diploma in Restorative Dentistry, Royal College. In addition I trained to do dental sedation, several orthodontic systems and quite a few managerial courses.
Revolutionising a nervous patient’s life with sedation
My most outstanding moment of my career to date was meeting a very lovely lady in her fifties, she is absolutely petrified of coming to see the dentist.
Sedation entirely revolutionised her life. We were able to remove a couple of teeth, provide dental implants, gum treatment, all these things that she would never have thought possible.
Not only that we also fitted a couple of crowns which were made on the same day with our CEREC machine.
She’s one of our most loyal customers now, a great ambassador telling all her friends about us, that’s one of the reasons I love treating nervous patients.