Meet The Doctor
Congratulations to Dr. Taylor on her 2014 11 Alive Community Service Award -Working through organizations such as the National Dental Association, Georgia Dental Association Colgate Bright Smiles Bright Future Program, various Missions, Churches, and other organizations as well as volunteering independently. She has logged thousands of hours in volunteer community services. She has provided access to free dental services by participating any numerous free dental outreach initiatives as well as a program in office to help those in need. The Grant – A Wish program. - www.11alive.com/about/CSA/
Dr. Judy Greenlea Taylor, a native of Atlanta, GA has practiced dentistry in the public and private sectors for 22 years and currently operates a private practice in Union City, southwest of Atlanta. She currently serves as 2015 President Elect of the National Dental Association and is a Past President of the North Georgia Dental Society (Atlanta chapter of the NDA). She is a member of the Georgia Dental Society, American Dental Association; Georgia Dental Association, Association of Public Health Dentistry and Georgia Public Health Association as well. She has served as a consultant to the Department of Health and Human Services, a Health Practitioner to the DeKalb County Board of Health and Advisory Board member to many organizations and Boards. She was appointed by Governor Deal to the Georgia Board of Public Health. She serves as the only Dentist on the Board.
She has expanded her initiatives over the last 10 years to Health Disparities and access to care research and interventions, speaking locally and nationally to groups and organizations on Access to Care and the importance of Oral-Systemic Health Collaborations to ensure overall health and well-being equality for all. She has received numerous awards and accolades during her professional career. She has been a consistent community volunteer not only in Dentistry but a volunteer with many programs and initiatives for the last 25 years. As an Advocate and Community Activist, Dr. Greenlea Taylor has had the opportunity to work with many Local and National Leaders in Healthcare, Politics and Media to bring about awareness to the overwhelming needs in healthcare and health disparities.
Greenlea Taylor earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Prairie View A&M University, her D.D.S dental degree from University of Iowa and completed a Residency at Emory University. She is pursuing an MPH degree from Emory University Rollins School of Public Health.
Affiliations: Dr. Greenlea Taylor is a member of several organizations. Dr. Taylor maintains memberships with National Dental Association and serves as the 2015 President Elect and a Past President of the North Georgia Dental Society (Atlanta Ch. of the NDA), Georgia Dental Society, American Dental Association, Georgia Dental Association, American Academy of General Dentistry, American Association of Public Health Dentistry
As a community and Public service volunteer, she has logged over 14, 000 hours of community service outreach locally, nationally and abroad just over the last 10 years alone; Working through organizations such as the National Dental Association, Georgia Dental Association Colgate Bright Smiles Bright Future Program, Team Smile, Increasing Diversity in Dentistry, various Mission Groups, Churches, and other organizations; as well as volunteering independently she has been at the forefront of leadership, advocacy, mentoring, outreach and community service.
She has provided free dental services to those in need by participating in numerous free dental outreach initiatives and programs with organizations and other Dental Colleagues Free Dental Days. Realizing she wanted to do even more, she created the Grant -A-Smile in office program to help those in need.
For more information on few of the organizations and programs Dr. Greenlea Taylor has volunteered with (some featured on the CSA awards) and to donate please see links below:
National & Georgia Dental Associations
The Greenlea Grant-A-Smile Program
The Greenlea Grant –A-Smile program provides underprivileged children, adults and seniors in addition to Veterans with need based dental care. Available services usually include dental cleanings, x-rays, sealants, restorations (fillings) and extractions. The program is geared toward individuals with NO insurance or government assistance AND low or no income. About two-four cases are selected per month and qualifying individuals are selected from existing patients, non- profit or organizational requests, or a letter of request from individuals. Limitations apply on amount/extent of treatment per case and qualifications must be met. Please use the following link to submit letters of request. PLEASE limit 1 request per family. Please include your story and situation in the letter with contact information. Unfortunately since Dr. Greenlea Taylor does have a small private practice, she wishes she could do more but can’t help as many as she would like, so regretfully many requests may be denied.
Please send letters and inquiries to GreenleaGrantASmile@Greenledental.com
Please note: NO requests or information can be provided via phone, letters must be sent through the above link or via US Mail.
Over the last three years the program has been self-funded by Dr. Greenlea Taylor and over $250,000 + in free dental services have been provided to about 150 patients through this formal in office program; although Dr. Greenlea Taylor has helped countless others with their dental care when they TRULY could not afford it.
The Greenlea Care Foundation has been started recently to further assist Dr. Greenlea Taylor with her outreach initiatives and help other organizations. To find out ways to assist the foundation, please contact GreenleaCareFoundation@Greenleadental.com