Both of my parents are dentists, and I just always really appreciated the way that they could create personal relationships with their patients, really get to know them, and then help them with whatever was hurting them, whatever bothered them, if they had something they didn't like about their smile. I just really liked the way that they could get to know a patient and then help them with whatever it was that they wanted to achieve. I graduated from Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky, and I went to University of Louisville School of Dentistry. Doing dental or mission service work has been a really big part of my life since I was in college. I've been to Ecuador and went into elementary schools and helped kids with their cavities because it's just a high cavities rate there, lots of dental needs there.
Then during dental school, I did four mission trips to Jamaica, where we were able to serve the needs of those people who only see dentists, they only have the opportunity to see dentists a few times a year. That was really amazing just to be able to help those people who really, really need help and have no other way to get it. Those people were just amazing and so appreciative and it just really increased my passion for dentists and being able to do what I do. The most rewarding part of dentistry is just whenever you get a patient that can see their final result, and they are just so excited about what you did for them, whether that's fixing a front tooth that's been chipped, something like that, just seeing the excitement that they can say, “I can smile again.”
That's really exciting for both the patient and me as well.
Dr. Taryn Wilson has been around dentistry for her entire life thanks to her parents, who are both dentists. She wanted to follow in their footsteps because dentistry is a career that allows her the unique opportunity to really get to know her patients on a personal level. Dr. Wilson enjoys creating personal relationships with her patients and connecting with them. She loves working together to help her patients achieve their goals.
Dr. Wilson graduated with her undergraduate degree from Western Kentucky University before moving on to University of Louisville School of Dentistry, where she earned a dental degree. She also participated in four dental service trips to Jamaica, where she helped provide dental care to those in need. In addition to her degrees, Dr. Wilson earned the Community Dentistry and Public Health Award from the American Association of Public Health Dentistry.
Dentistry has always been a big part of Dr. Wilson’s life, with both of her parents being dentists as well as seven other family members. She wanted to become a dentist because she wants to be able to help people meet their goals for their smile, whether that means relieving pain, eliminating disease, or improving the appearance of their smile. Dr. Wilson loves sharing in the joy and seeing the renewed confidence in her patients after completing treatment.
Patients love Dr. Wilson because she always approaches them with respect for where they are in their journey to oral health. No matter how her patients got to where they are, she wants to focus on helping them move forward.
In her free time, Dr. Wilson loves being outdoors and spending time with her husband, Dylan, and their dog, Nora. She is an avid traveler and loves exploring new places where she can learn about other cultures and people, especially through dental mission and service trips.