Dr. Zach Taylor DDS- Billings, MT
Dr. Taylor graduated from Creighton University School of Dentistry, where he placed emphasis on advanced prosthodontics and esthetic dentistry. He participated in the Give Kids a Smile program, volunteered at the Omaha Correctional Facility, and volunteered with Project Homeless Connect Omaha. He is a member of the American Dental Association, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Academy of General Dentistry, Montana Dental Association, and Billings 9th District Dental Society.
Immediately after graduating he moved his family to Utah and joined Dr. Eric Tidwell, his father-in-law, in private practice.Together he and his dad grew a great family dental practice that was voted “Best of Utah Valley” in 2013 and 2015. Dr. Taylor will forever cherish those few years he was able to practice with his father-in-law. While in practice in Utah, Dr.Taylor grew to understand the relationship between dental health and his patient’s overall health, which has shaped his practice into one heavily focused on preventive care and overall oral health and stability.
During his private practice experience in Utah, Dr. Taylor also saw how exceptional esthetic dentistry can truly change the lives of patients by giving them confidence and opening doors to opportunities and relationships they hadn’t experienced before. He received advanced training in complex cases from the Zimmer Institute in Carlsbad, CA, and from the Cadstar Learning Center with Dr. James Klim. Dr. Taylor has also received advanced training from the Kois Center in Seattle, WA, one of the top continuing education centers not only in the country, but also in the world. Uncompromising quality and precision in cosmetic dentistry is a major focus in Dr. Taylor’s practice.
Dr. Taylor was then introduced to one of Montana’s best known and well respected dentists, Dr. David Mawyer, in Billings. They quickly became friends- they shared the same vision of dentistry, the same philosophy, and the same dedication to uncompromised quality. In May 2015, Dr. Mawyer retired and sold his practice to Dr. Taylor, who then moved his family to Billings.
Though he loves dentistry, Dr. Taylor’s #1 passion is his family. He has a beautiful wife, Katie, and three awesome little boys, Joseph, William, and Maxwell, and a little girl, Janie, who joined their family in October 2015. The Taylors love music, fishing, hiking, the beach, baseball (go A’s), and college football. There is nothing else Dr. Taylor would rather do than spend time with his family.
Dr. Rebecca Rath DDS- Billings, MT
Born and raised in Billings, I graduated from Billings Central Catholic High School and then studied Molecular Biology at Montana State University-Billings. After that, I pursued my Doctor of Dental Medicine from the Oregon Health and Science University in 2010.
Since graduating from dental school, I have practiced in both community health centers and private practices in Oregon and Montana. Montana is home and I am excited to continue my dental career at Taylor Dental–a small, patient-orientated environment focusing on the long-term care of my patients. Learning has always been an important aspect of my life and that continues within the field of dentistry. I love to learn and I’m dedicated to staying up-to-date on the current dental research, procedures, and techniques. With that, one of my passions is educating patients for them to make an educated and informed decision about their overall oral health. Over my dental career, my patients have appreciated my welcoming demeanor, honesty, transparency, and compassion for dentistry.
Outside of the dental office, I focus my time with family. My husband, Javier, and I enjoy traveling and trying new foods with our 2 daughters, Isabella and Juliette.