Kerry L. Taylor, DDS, MAGD
As the owner of Chandler Dental Excellence, I consider myself a people person, so I love that being a dentist in Chandler gives me the opportunity to meet and help others in our great community. It’s great that my job allows me to save teeth and give people smiles that make them feel confident.
The bond of trust I form with my patients has kept them working with me for many years, and they honor me when they ask me to care for their families as well. Several generations have visited my practice, and I remain just as dedicated to fantastic dentistry today as I was when I started.
I received my undergraduate education at California State University in Fresno, obtaining a bachelor’s degree in psychology. I then attended the Georgetown University School of Dentistry, earning my Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 1983.
In my career, I have taken literally thousands of hours of continuing education courses in all disciplines of dentistry, including cosmetic and general dentistry for the entire family. By doing so, I stay on the cutting edge of my field so my patients can receive the best care I could possibly offer, using the newest techniques and instruments.
Outside the Office
My wife, Rozann, and I have been married for 43 years. We have four grown boys and have adopted seven other children from Eastern Europe. Currently, we are preparing to be empty nesters.
We are very proud to have nine grandchildren with others soon to follow. Rozann and I also have an Saint Bernard to keep us busy.
I love relaxing on a cruise when I get the chance and I am very interested in tracing my family’s roots through genealogy studies. I also have a special place in my heart for music, playing a wide variety of brass instruments.
Sandra Leedy, DDM
Dr. Leedy grew up in a loving family of 8 children, with extremely hard-working parents. Dentistry was a luxury, and she did not have much access to dental care when she was younger. At 18, she had her first visit to the dentist, and was in excruciating pain. Life changing pain. She had to make the startling decision of either saving her teeth or continue saving up for her first car. She continued riding her bike to work and began a career in dental assisting shortly thereafter. She fell in love with her work and never looked back. After 10 years of dental assisting, Dr Leedy had discovered three standouts that make her unique: 1) compassion and a complete understanding of patients in pain; 2) the value of a dollar and the investment that good, lasting dentistry can require; and 3) (her favorite!) the life changing power of a confident smile!
Dr. Leedy is an Arizona native, growing up in Flagstaff, and moving to Phoenix in 2006 to be close to family and follow her dreams of a formal dental education. She attended Arizona State University, with a bachelor’s degree in biology, and completed her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree at Midwestern University, in Glendale, AZ. It was a long road to get where she is today, but Sandra would not change one single step.
Dr. Leedy practices conservative dentistry, treating every patient as the way she would want to be treated if she was sitting in the chair. She knows that dentistry requires open ears to understand where the patient is coming from, and where they want to go. Dentistry also requires a soft hand, a skilled eye, and an open heart. She values open discussions with her patients and wants them to have the leading role in their dental health. Sometimes patients just need a timely dentist, so they can get back to work or school, or rush home to family, albeit numb, but healthy!
When Dr. Leedy isn’t practicing dentistry, she enjoys being active with her husband of 11 years, Dave, and their toddler son, Carbon. She enjoys camping, especially at Lake Powell, mountain biking, and hitting the gym. Her favorite hobbies are playing guitar and singing, gardening, and enjoying Arizona’s gorgeous landscapes.