Meet our team

Dr. Jerry W. Price started his general dental practice in 1976. Dr. Jennifer W. Taylor has worked in the practice since July 2012 and acquired the practice from Dr. Price in January 2013. Dr. Taylor continues the mission of the office set forth by Dr. Price to provide high quality, evidence based dental care. She continues to focus on preventive dentistry and patient centered dental treatment.


Dr. Jennifer Taylor

Jennifer Taylor

Practice Owner & Dentist

Dr. Taylor attended the University of Chapel Hill School of Dentistry and graduated with honors in May 2011.  Dr. Taylor completed several elective courses while in dental school including implantology, periodontology, pediatric emergencies, and professional ethics.

Dental Hygienist

Karen Manning Ritter, RDH

Karen graduated with her B.S. degree in Dental Hygiene from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry in 1987. She has been a hygienist at our office for 20 years. She enjoys going to the beach, watching movies, and attending baseball games with her husband and daughter. Go Red Sox! She enjoys taking care of her patients and spending time with her coworkers.

Cierra Winchester, RDH

Cierra Winchester, RDH

Cierra is a registered dental hygienist in our office. She graduated from UNC Chapel Hill with her bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene in May 2018. She is from Tarboro and currently lives in Tarboro with her husband, Brian, and her son, Hudson. She has a Boykin Spaniel named Scout. She enjoys spending time with her family!

Dental Assistants

Emma Lopp

Emma is a native of Tarboro. She was home-schooled and graduated high school in 2021. She will receive her radiology certification from ECU in September 2021. She is also a student at Edgecombe Community College and will graduate with her associates degree in 2023. She is engaged to her middle school sweetheart and will be getting married in May 2022. Emma enjoys spending time with her family and friends, cooking on the grill, and trying new food


Alexis graduated vice president of her class as a dental assistant at Pitt Community College in 2022. She is certified in coronal polishing and dental radiography, along with being Dental Assistant National Board certified. Her hometown is Greenville, NC and resides in Winterville, NC. She enjoys spending time with her son, Noah, boyfriend, Justin since 2017, and their sweet dog, Mia.

Jenni Tutor

Jenni is from Scotland Neck, NC and is 22 years old. She graduated high school in 2020 and worked at Mcdowells Pharmacy while she was in college. She gradtauted from NCDentalU in April of this year and began her career as a dental assistant with us in June! She enjoys hanging out with her boyfriend Paul, their dog Dutton, friends and family, having cookouts by the pool and going out on the boat at the lake and beach!


Elspeth Shaw

Elspeth has been with our office for 36 years as our receptionist. She is a native of Edgecombe County. She is married to Glen Shaw. She enjoys spending time with her four grandchildren.

Allison Whitehead

Allison was born and raised in Tarboro. She graduated high school in 2019 and married her husband, Hunter in May of 2022. She enjoys spending time with friends and family along with their dog, Gunner!