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.

Sarah Bollard, RDH

Sarah graduated Vice President of her class with an Associate degree in Dental Hygiene from Wayne Community College in 2018. She also graduated President of her class as a Dental Assistant from Martin Community College in 2016. Her hometown is Bear Grass, NC. She enjoys spending time with her husband Eliot and her 2 dogs Xena and Zeppelin. She also enjoys traveling and spending time with her friends.

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

Lucinda Plasencio Crowell

Lucinda has been a dental assistant for 23 years. She received her radiology certification in 1997 and her Dental Assisting II Certification from Wake Forest University in 2002. She also completed her degree in Medical Office Administration in 2014. She is a licensed massage therapist in Tarboro since 2001. She enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with her husband and family.


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.