About Your Dentist

Nastassia Shields, DMD

"Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do." - Steve Jobs

My Mission

“I strive to deliver the highest quality of care by first understanding my patients’ needs and desires and then working collaboratively to optimize their oral health. I look forward to serving my patients with empathy, compassion, and an obsessive attention to detail.”

Education

General Practice Residency
Faxton St. Luke's Hospital - Utica, New York

Doctorate in Dental Medicine
Nova Southeastern University - Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

Master of Science in Microbiology
Morehead State University - Morehead, Kentucky

Bachelor of Arts in Biology
Smith College - Northampton MA

Life & Hobbies

After training and working for several years in the northern United States, Dr. Shields truly appreciates the sunshine and warm weather in Florida. She believes in total-body wellness and strives to maintain a healthy mind, body, and spirit.  In her free time, Dr. Shields enjoys jogging, strength training at her gym, and exercising her mind with a good book.

Charles Taylor Jr., DMD

“Creativity is intelligence having fun.” – Albert Einstein

My Mission

“To provide lifelong, comprehensive oral health care in order to fully satisfy our patients’ goals for dental esthetics, function, and comfort.” 

Education

Certificate in Periodontics
Master of Science – Emphasis in Periodontics
Chief Resident
The University of Florida – Gainesville, FL

Doctor of Dental Medicine
A.T. Still University-Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health – Mesa, AZ

Certificate in Dental Public Health
A.T. Still University-Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health – Mesa, AZ

Master of Science in Biology and Neuroscience
The University of Alabama at Birmingham – Birmingham, AL

Bachelor of Science in Biology with Honors
Minors in Chemistry and Psychology
The University of Alabama at Birmingham – Birmingham, AL

Professional Memberships

Dr. Taylor is a member of the following organizations:

  • American Academy of Periodontology 
  • Academy of Osseointegration 
  • International Team for Implantology
  • American Dental Association
  • Florida Dental Association

Life & Hobbies

When he’s away from the office, Dr. Taylor enjoys hiking, camping, fishing, wine tasting, and above all, spending time with his family and friends.