Giving Back to the Community

We believe that part of our responsibility is help the community  in Suffolk and Tidewater where we live and work to become a better place.
Below you will see the logos and icons for our many efforts and projects to contribute to worthy causes. We do this because we believe it is the right thing to do.
We hope that our decision to make a difference in our community can inspire others to do the same because together there is virtually nothing we can’t accomplish.
  1. Smile for Christmas Essay Contest: 2015- Present
    1. We created an essay contest where children ages 12-18 write a 500 word essay on how a new smile would change their life and brighten their Christmas. Applicants have some other factor in their life that would otherwise prevent their families from financially being able to seek orthodontic care. To date we have given away 7 sets of braces for children in need.
  2. YMCA Healthy Kids Days: 2013- Present
    1. In an effort to continue to support local Suffolk charities in need, we provide tooth brushing seminars and dental care kits with toothbrushes, tooth paste and floss for about 500 YMCA families.
  3. Bennett's Creek Little League Sponsor: 2013- Present
    1. We financially support ongoing efforts to modernize their facilities. Our most recent donation was used to provide field lighting to allow for night games.
  4. Oasis Ministry Sponsor: 2013- Present
    1. In addition to supporting their annual food drives for Thanksgiving and Christmas, we also support their 5k run and other charitable needs throughout the year.
  5. Suffolk Humane Society Sponsor: 2015 - Present
    1. Having 3 Red Boston Terriers of our own, My Fiancé Amy and I sponsor their Annual Mutt Strut Event which raises money and awareness for finding homes for pets.
  6. Bon Securs Colon Cancer 5K Sponsor: 2013-Present
    1. We sponsor the 5K event which is held near our office.
  7. Children's Hospital of The Kings Daughters Charity Golf Sponsor: 2015- Present
    1. We sponsor CHKD Free Care Fund for children
  8. For Kids- Helping Homeless: 2013-2014
    1. Thanksgiving and Christmas Food donations
  9. Z104 "Stuff the Bus": 2013- Present
    1. We donate toys for children at Christmas time by stuffing as many toys onto school buses
  10. Taylor Orthodontics Annual Toy Drive: 2013- Present
    1. We collect toys for Christmas in our office to donate to local charities
  11. Taylor Orthodontics Annual Food Drive: 2013- Present
    1. We also collect food for Thanksgiving to donate to local charities
  12. Suffolk Public Schools Career Days: 2013- Present
    1. I teach tooth brushing seminars and donate toothbrushes, tooth paste and floss.
  13. Suffolk Public Schools Masquerade Gala: 2015
    1. We make a financial donation for all of our Children who are involved in the Arts at Suffolk Public Schools
  14. Suffolk Public Schools Pack a Backpack: 2015- 2016
    1. We pack backpacks with school supplies for children in need
  15. Suffolk Foundation for the Arts: 2016
    1. We make a financial donation for all of our Children who are involved in the Arts at Suffolk Public Schools
  16. Birthday Brigade Foster Program: 2015- Present
    1. We sponsor foster children who otherwise would not have birthday presents
  17. Bunticonti Fund for Spinal Research: 2013- Present
    1. We donate to a friend's foundation who was paralyzed by a drunk driver
  18. Virginia Dental Association MOM Project: Free Dental Care Day: 2013 and 2014
    1. I go and extract teeth for those who cannot afford dental care.
  19. Give Kids a Smile Day, Old Dominion University: 2013
  20. Give Kids a Smile Day, UPSDM: 2007 and 2008
    1. Give Kids a Smile day involves free dental cleanings, xrays fillings and sealants for local children in need.
  21. Bon Secours: Fleur- De- Lis Donation Society, 2013
    1. A donation for the annual fundraising Gala
  22. Pediatric Dentistry Club Toy Drive, UPSDM, 2006
  23. Volunteer coach, Squirrel Hill Athletic Association Pony League, 2005-2006
  24. Saturday Science for Underprivileged Students, 2003-2005
    1. I taught science experiments for the underserved high school students.
  25. Established Greater Latrobe High School Baseball’s Free Care Fund for Female Services
    1. At Latrobe Area Hospital, Latrobe, Pennsylvania, 2001
    2. As apart of my senior project, I was responsible for organizing the Men's baseball teams to do a coin drive at local businesses. I was able to raise nearly $3,500 which was then used to start a Free Care Fund for battered women. This also became an annual event for Latrobe Baseball and Latrobe Area Hospital.
  26. Five Year Service Award, Latrobe Little League, 1999
    1. I umpired, fund raised, and distributed equipment for the Little League.

Transforming Lives and Enriching Smiles

About 2 years ago, I decided to create Transforming Lives and Enriching Smiles as not only a personal mission but also the Official Mission of our practice. Ultimately I would like to make this a Foundation through which my practice would donate to all of the other organizations we help throughout the year. Maybe you could help me along with how to go about this. Below is an excerpt we use on the website and in the Smile Guide.

Dr. Taylor prides himself on being a pillar of the local community. Their Transforming Smiles and Enriching Lives Mission has donated over $50,000 to various local organizations and families including the Suffolk Public Schools, Salvation Army, Bennett’s Creek Little League, YMCA, Oasis Ministry, Young Life, Suffolk Humane Society, Children’s Hospital of the Kings Daughters (CHKD), For Kids: Helping Homeless, Z104 FM “Stuff the Bus”, Bon Secours, Birthday Brigade Foster Program, and Bunticonti Fund for Spinal Research. In 2015, we created our "Smile For Christmas Essay Contest" for adolescents age 12-18 who would not otherwise be able to have orthodontic treatment due to financial restrictions. Thus far, we have provided 8 families no cost orthodontic care. If you know of anyone who may benefit from a Smile for Christmas, or a charity in need, please let us know!

Thomas T. Taylor, D.M.D., M.S. Meet Our Doctors
When I first came to Smile Suffolk Braces, I was 11 years old, and my smile had a lot of work to do. By the time I was done being treated, my smile was exactly how I wanted it to look. With my new, big smile, I gained a lot of confidence in myself. Overall, my time at Smile Suffolk Braces was life-changing and very enjoyable.Kendall S.

Smile Suffolk Braces Locations

North Suffolk Location

1530 Breezeport Way
Suite 500
Suffolk, VA 23435

South Suffolk Location

1034 Hillpoint Blvd. N.
Suffolk, VA 23434