Meet the Doctors
Taylor Bennion, DMD (Philomath )
Taylor Bennion was born and raised in Utah, and spent his high school years in Eugene, Oregon. Following a year of college at Linfield University and a two year mission in Peru, he returned to Utah to study Spanish at Utah Valley University, where he met his wife Amber. Taylor then attended dental school in Salt Lake City at Roseman University. During college and dental school, he enjoyed improving his Spanish and becoming more familiar with the history, literature, and cultures of Spain and Latin America. In his dental practice, Taylor places an emphasis on patient-centered care and putting the patient’s needs and desires above all else.
A father of two small children, Taylor enjoys taking them on outdoor adventures such as swimming and hiking. He looks forward to when they are big enough to join him in snow and water skiing, as well as football and basketball.
Geoff was born and raised in Beaverton, Oregon and is a third generation Oregonian. During his college studies he took two years off to serve as a missionary in Spain where he became fluent in Spanish. After graduating from Brigham Young University, he attended Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland. During his studies there he completed an extra course of study in surgery and anesthesia. Since graduation he has completed hundreds of hours of continuing education focusing on surgical reconstruction using implants as well as cosmetic dentistry. His experience in these areas has led to his position as a regional speaker for Camlog Implants where he has trained dozens of other dentists in the art and science of implant placement.
Geoff has a wife, Kaye, and 5 children, the most recent addition being his twins which were born in June, 2008. This keeps him busy as he has participated as a coach for soccer, basketball, and track.
As a general dentist, Dr. Tidwell has experience in all areas of general dentistry including: Cosmetic Dentistry, Root Canals, Crowns, Bridges, Veneers, Dentures, Extractions, IV Sedation, Implants, Wisdom Teeth Removal, Periodontal Therapy, Children’s Dentistry, and Invisalign.
Dr. Tidwell completed his undergraduate studies at Brigham Young University where he earned a Bachelors Degree in Zoology. He then went on to graduate from the University of Southern California where he learned the latest in cosmetic and esthetic dentistry.
Originally from San Jose, California, Dr. Tidwell moved to Albany to begin practicing dentistry in 2008. Dr. Tidwell has traveled to Costa Rica, Mexico, Belize, Ecuador, Colombia, Nicaraugua, and Guatemala providing dental care to the underprivileged. These trips give him an opportunity to serve groups of people that have no access to dental care and to practice his Spanish language skills. Dr. Tidwell makes it his goal to go on one of these trips every year.
In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and four young children. He also enjoys photography, BBQ, and college sports.