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Member Spotlight: Meet Dr. Taylor Squires

A conversation between Dr. Squires and Becky Herman, Executive Director.

Dr. Taylor Squires always wanted to be a pediatrician as a child, but it was the day he got his braces on at the office of Dr. Scott Stein in 6th grade that sparked his interest in the field of dentistry. He had an amazing experience at his office and then shadowed Dr. Stein in high school as he explored careers in dentistry further. While completing a bachelor’s of science degree in Chemistry at Binghamton University, he was also able to work part time as a dental assistant with Dr. Sonny Spera in Binghamton. This experience in general dentistry further confirmed his passion for the field.

Growing up in Fairport, he always knew he wanted to come home to Rochester to practice. Following graduating, at the top of his class, from the UB School of Dental Medicine he moved back to Rochester to complete his orthodontic residency at the Eastman Institute for Oral Health.  Through his schooling and practice, Taylor continues to enjoy orthodontics, each and every day, as he feels, “each case is a puzzle and he has the opportunity to customize each smile for every unique patient using the latest technology and techniques.”

Following residency, Taylor had the opportunity to learn and practice in the wonderful office of Dr. Brandon Comella where he enjoyed the mentorship that helped shape his modern philosophy and treatment skills. He currently works with Dr. Jeremy Bateman at Bateman Orthodontics and loves being able to treat patients all around Rochester.

As a dental student Taylor first became involved in organized dentistry serving as Student Chapter President of the American Dental Education Association (ADEA). When he returned to Rochester, it was Dr. William Hurtt, current Seventh District Dental Society President, who asked him to join the Monroe County Dental Society Board.

Dr. Squires has learned in a short time that organized dentistry also offers tremendous learning opportunities and strength in numbers as we come together with one voice.  He says, “you can’t practice in a bubble. We have to unite as colleagues working towards a common goal to support each other, rather than competing with one another.” 

Last year, Dr. Squires, along with fellow board member, Dr. Katie Strong, re-established the Careers in Dentistry Program (formerly Dental Explorers).  Together, they have planned six educational programs and a tour of UB’s Dental School for area high school and college students interested in learning more about the fields of dentistry.  “It’s been a great collaborative effort to educate the next generation of dentists,” said Dr. Squires. They are excited that the group is growing and look forward to continuing to support pre-dental students in the Rochester area.

When Taylor isn't at the office, you'll often find him performing alongside fellow Seventh District member, Dr. Vincent Marino, with their band, Glass Cannon, at a local bar. Taylor has always enjoyed playing guitar and singing since a young age and loves getting to perform their 90’s and early 2000’s alternative rock covers. Their next show is May 23rd at Iron Smoke Distillery in Fairport!

In the short time I’ve worked with Taylor, I am inspired by his enthusiasm, his commitment and responsiveness as a volunteer, and his ability to bring people together.  He is grateful to the Monroe County Dental Society for entrusting him to help grow the organization and effect change.


Dr. Taylor Squires

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