Dr. Amberlee Taylor graduated from Baldwin-Wallace College with a Bachelor's degree in Chemistry, achieved her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree at Case School of Dental Medicine, and followed up with a year of advanced education at University Hospitals Case Medical Center.
Amberlee's mother was a dentist, so following in her footsteps was a natural decision. Throughout her four years of dental school she enjoyed providing care to patients in need, but it was during a two year residency at the Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital that she discovered her true passion - pediatric patients. “Suddenly, it all clicked,” Taylor recalls. “I realized that whenever I worked on a child, I was putting my whole self into making sure they were comfortable and having fun - and I was having a great time!”
Dr. Taylor chose to pursue the specialty field of pediatric dentistry, leading ultimately to opening her own pediatric dental practice in North Royalton, Ohio, where she enjoys making visiting the dentist a relaxing, fun time for her patients.
Dr. Taylor remains committed to continuing education, has given multiple presentations, and is the recipient of many honors. She was named Resident of the Year at AEGD Case School of Dental Medicine, and served as Chief Resident during her time at the Pediatric Dental Residency Case School of Dental Medicine.
In addition to her professional activities, Dr. Taylor is passionate about giving back to the community. In addition to teaching Sunday School since 2008, she is the co-chair for the local Give Kids a Smile! Day, has worked with the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile program, served as a volunteer at the Free Clinic of Greater Cleveland, and is in demand as a speaker for several Girl Scout Troops.
In her spare time, Dr. Taylor enjoys indoor activities such as reading, knitting and pottery as well as outdoor sports such as golfing and skiing. She also loves spending time with her husband, dentist Nathaniel M. Taylor, and their two daughters, Ava and Savanahh, in their home close to their North Royalton practices.
Dr. Tania Markarian says she pursued a career in the medical field after being inspired by her father, who is a physician. "Pediatric dentistry combines my love for children and for science," she says. "I have known Dr. Amberlee Taylor for 12 years and am loving the opportunity to work with her!"
As a pediatric dentist, Dr. Markarian says her main obligation is to be the best clinician that she can be. "I believe in the great privilege of connecting with a child, earning their trust, and making a positive impact," she says, adding "I remember visiting the dentist, being fearful, and just wishing for a good experience. Parents should always seek out not just outstanding clinicians, but those who show compassion and work to earn their children's trust."
An enthusiastic and compassionate children’s dentist, Dr. Markarian says her favorite procedure is a routine appointment complete with a cleaning, radiographs, an exam, and /fluoride treatment. “This process affords me the opportunity to discuss with my patient the importance of good oral health and prevention (rather than treatment) of dental caries,” she says.
Dr. Markarian is a proud Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. She is a passionate Lifebanc ambassador (a non-profit organ procurement organization in Northeast Ohio) who strongly believes in its mission of healing and saving lives through organ, eye, and tissue donation and transplantation, and she spends many hours volunteering.
When she’s not creating amazing smiles in collaboration with her patients, Dr. Markarian can be found exercising (Pilates is her favorite workout), traveling, and spending quality time with friends and family, including her teenage sons (Elias and Joseph), and her preteen daughter, Maya. “We have fun as a family on Saturdays, and usually relax on Sunday!” she says.