Dr. Barry Taylor: Executive Director

Portland, OR – Dr. Barry J. Taylor, DMD, a longtime leader in the Oregon dental community, has been appointed Executive Director of the Oregon Dental Association (ODA), a nationally recognized 2,500 member professional association providing member service, continuing education, practice support and legislative advocacy.

An accomplished clinician, educator and mentor in the dental profession, Dr. Taylor is known as an innovative leader and passionate advocate for the Oregon Dental Association, having recently served as its President and previously as Associate Editor. He is also an Assistant Professor in Restorative Dentistry at the Oregon Health & Science University School of Dentistry and in private practice at Woodburn Community Dental.

Dr. Taylor’s extensive involvement in organized dentistry for 25 years includes other leadership positions with the Oregon Academy of General Dentistry, the American College of Dentists, the Academy of General Dentistry, and the American Dental Association, and serving as Associate Dentist at Willamette Dental Group and Idylwood Dentistry.

Dr. Taylor is a frequent lecturer in the dental industry and the recipient of numerous honors and awards including “Dentist of the Year” from both the Oregon Academy of General Dentistry and the Washington County Dental Society.

Established in 1893, the Oregon Dental Association (ODA) is a voluntary membership organization for Oregon dentists which provides continuing education, advocacy and other services for dentists and public information to promote good dental health. The Association is a tripartite membership association whose members also belong to the American Dental Association (ADA) and one of the ODA’s 16 local dental societies throughout Oregon that provide continuing education and service programs in their local communities.