Millard Oaks Dental

Get to Know

Your Dental Team

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Dentists


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Carolyn Taggart-Burns, DDS, MAGD, FICD

“I chose dentistry because I have a passion to help others and use my creative skills. I chose general dentistry because I believe in treating the person as a whole. As a general dentist, I am the gatekeeper for my patients’ overall oral health success. Working with patients, working with my hands and creating esthetic outcomes is quite compelling for me.

“I enjoy seeing the smiles on my patients’ faces and the many hugs we exchange. I strive to know each patient as a person so I can give them personalized, individualized care. Everyone has a story and, although I am just a small speck in their life stories, I can give them positive experiences and outcomes. I can give them optimal oral health that lasts a lifetime.

“I am a restorative dentist at the core. I love rebuilding things that have broken down and turning them into successful functioning oral health. I love creating while achieving comfort and harmony. My goals are my patients’ goals.”

In her free time, Dr. Taggart-Burns loves to run, read and spend time with her family. She enjoys the arts and sporting events. Her personal interests right now revolve around watching her son and daughter growing up and enjoying life!

  • Master: Academy of General Dentistry

  • Fellow: International College of Dentists

  • DDS: University of Nebraska Medical Center, College of Dentistry, Lincoln, NE

  • BSc: Double Major in Chemistry and Spanish, Creighton University, Omaha, NE

  • Memberships: International College of Dentists, Academy of General Dentistry, Nebraska Academy of General Dentistry, American Dental Association, Nebraska Dental Association, Omaha District Dental Society

  • Awards: Editor Award, Academy of General Dentistry (2010), Young Professional of the Year for the Nebraska Dental Association (2006)

  • Adjunct Instructor: Creighton University School of Dentistry, Omaha, NE

  • Previous Volunteer: Omaha District Dental Society, President; Academy of General Dentistry, Council on Membership; Nebraska Academy of General Dentistry, Editor; Nebraska Dental Association, Secretary; Faith Formation, Teacher; Assistance League of Omaha, Member

 

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Aubry Monnier, DMD

Dr. Monnier’s primary motivation is to perform the absolute best dentistry available in an effort to improve the quality of life of her patients. As a General Dentist, Dr. Monnier ensures individually personalized oral health plans and treatment from start to finish with undivided focus, unmatched compassion, and unbeatable skill.

Dr. Monnier’s education took her to schools in South Dakota and Arizona, but now she’s back in Omaha to serve a community she has always called home. Aubry’s familiarity with Dr. Taggart-Burns and Millard Oaks Dental spans more than 12 years. As a high school student, she began coming to the office as Dr. Taggart-Burns’ patient. After college, Aubry returned to Millard Oaks as a Dental Assistant before heading to Arizona to earn her Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry degree from Midwestern University in Glendale.

In her free time, you might find Dr. Monnier cooking a healthy meal, practicing Bikram Yoga, immersed in a book, or discovering a new restaurant.

  • DMD: Midwestern University, College of Dental Medicine - Arizona, Glendale, AZ

  • BA: Double Major in Biology and Philosophy, Augustana University, Sioux Falls, SD

  • Memberships: Omicron Kappa Upsilon, Academy of General Dentistry, Nebraska Academy of General Dentistry, American Dental Association, Nebraska Dental Association


Hygienists


Marjean

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  • Hometown: Denison, IA

  • Hobbies/Clubs/Activities: Vegetable gardening, quilting, DIY home improvements

  • Education:

    • AAS in Dental Hygiene - Iowa Western Community College

  • One Interesting Fact About Yourself: “I can talk about automotive repair and car facts with patients and I am a woman!”

  • Favorite Aspect of Dentistry: Marjean enjoys educating patients, especially about the benefits of flossing.


Kat

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  • Hometown: Ferndale, CA

  • Hobbies/Clubs/Activities: Nebraska Dental Hygience Association, reading, working out, do

  • Education:

    • Bachelor of Science, Business Management - University of Nebraska–Omaha

    • Associate of Applied Science, Dental Hygiene - Iowa Western Community College

  • One Interesting Fact About Yourself: "I like being in the outdoors."

  • Favorite Aspect of Dentistry: Kat enjoys working with patients who are nervous about their dental visits.


Raegan

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  • Hometown: Louisville, NE

  • Hobbies/Clubs/Activities: Watching sports (especially Husker volleyball), baking (specifically chocolate chip cookies!)

  • Education:

    • Associate of Applied Science, Dental Hygiene - Iowa Western Community College

  • One Interesting Fact About Yourself: "I have been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris."

  • Favorite Aspect of Dentistry: “My favorite thing about dentistry is that every day is a new challenge. I love educating patients on why their oral health is so important.”


Dental Assistants


Sydni

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  • Hometown: Omaha, NE

  • Hobbies/Clubs/Activities: Hanging out with friends and family

  • Education:

    • Millard West High School

    • Midwest Dental Assistants School

  • One Interesting Fact About Yourself: "I'm the youngest of five siblings."

  • Favorite aspect of Dentistry: "I love being a part of transforming someone's smile."


Gabriela

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  • Hometown: El Salvador

  • Hobbies/Clubs/Activities: Family and dogs.

  • Education:

    • Ralston High School

    • Midwest Dental Assisting School

  • One Interesting Fact About Yourself: "I love to cook."

  • Favorite Aspect of Dentistry: “There is never an end to the new knowledge and techniques in the dental field.”


Gretchen

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  • Hometown: Lewisville, TX

  • Hobbies/Clubs/Activities: Travel, pets, and scrapbooking

  • Education:

    • Texas College of Medical & Dental Careers

  • One Interesting Fact About Yourself: "I was born and raised in Texas."

  • Favorite Aspect of Dentistry: Gretchen enjoys working with kids.


Administrative Staff


Mary - Insurance Specialist

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  • Hometown: Council Bluffs, IA

  • Hobbies/Clubs/Activities: Travel, spending time with family, running

  • Education:

    • Bachelor of Science, Psychology - University of Iowa

    • Master's, Developmental Psychology - University of Nebraska–Omaha

  • One Interesting Fact About Yourself: "I have four children, ages 10, 9, 7, and 5."

  • Favorite Aspect of Dentistry: Mary is interested in the amazing transformations that cosmetic dentistry can offer.


Kim - Patient Coordinator

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  • Hometown: Hays, KS

  • Hobbies/Clubs/Activities: Nurturing creativity through cooking, reading, knitting (self-taught from YouTube!), and researching an endless list of new things to learn.

  • Education:

    • Kansas State University

    • Butler Community College

    • Associates Degree of Applied Science – Myotherapy Institute

  • One Interesting Fact About Yourself: "I am a practicing licensed massage therapist."

  • Favorite Aspect of Dentistry: Building patient relationships and working with a team where relationship building is an important aspect of patient care.