Dr. Michael Taylor, after only one year of university, received early acceptance to the Doctor of Dental Surgery Program at the University of Toronto. Upon graduation in 1974, he was accepted as a dental resident at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. This also involved providing general dental treatment in remote areas of North Western Ontario. The following year he entered the orthodontic graduate program at the University of Toronto, earning his specialty certificate in orthodontics in 1978.
Dr. Taylor served as a part-time clinical instructor in the undergraduate department of orthodontics at the University of Toronto for six years. He was a member of the graduate faculty and was an instructor in the Department of Orthodontics at the University of Toronto. He assisted graduate dentists in their training to become certified orthodontists. He provided instruction in the specialized area in the treatment of craniofacial anomalies and other significant facial growth disturbances and facial differences.
Dr. Taylor was a staff orthodontist at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto for 34 continuous years. He was extensively involved in the treatment of cleft lip and palate, as well as a variety of craniofacial anomalies (facial growth disturbances). These treatments are by far the most challenging and complex of all orthodontic care. He has served on the executives for the Hamilton Academy of Dentistry and the Ontario Association of Orthodontists. He eventually became the president of the Ontario Association of Orthodontists and received their distinguished service award.
- Canadian Dental Association
- Ontario Dental Association
- Ontario Association of Orthodontists
- Canadian Association of Orthodontists
- Fellow, Royal College of Dentists of Canada
- Fellow, World Federation of Orthodontists
- Canadian Craniofacial Society
- American Association of Orthodontists
- American Cleft Lip and Palate Association
- Great Lakes Association of Orthodontists
- Toronto Orthodontic Study Club
In the Community
Dr. Taylor believes firmly that one of the responsibilities of a professional is to give back to the community. He is involved in fundraising for several charitable organizations, and is closely involved in a non-profit senior’s residence and nursing home. He also loves the outdoors and enjoys scuba diving, biking, hiking, skiing, and canoe tripping with family.