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Meet Our Garland Dentists

Thanks to our team of dentists, including 3 general dentists, a pediatric dentist, and an orthodontist, you and your family will always get the one-on-one, specialized attention you deserve whenever you visit Universal Dental. We’re extremely lucky to have so much experience and knowledge under one roof, and it will truly make a huge difference in your dental experience. Before your next appointment, please take a moment to get to know our wonderful doctors.

Coray Preece, DDS

Headshot of Coray Preece, DDS Dr. Preece has been practicing dentistry since 2005 and joined Universal Dental in 2009. Originally from Rockwall, Dr. Preece attended Utah State University before receiving his dental degree from the VCU School of Dentistry. After this, he completed a two-year General Practice Residency at Wake Forest University and has undergone comprehensive advanced training in cosmetic, surgical, sedation, and pediatric dentistry. He also remains active in the local and national dental community as a member of the American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association, and the Academy of General Dentistry.

As a dentist, Dr. Preece says his favorite thing is being able to help people meet their complicated oral health needs. Nothing makes him happier than seeing a patients face when they look in the mirror for the first time after a treatment.

Away from the office, Dr. Preece likes to stay busy spending time with his wife and 5 children. During his rare free moments, he enjoys playing soccer, snow skiing, and participating in dental outreach programs.

Anya Preece, DDS

Headshot of Anya Preece DDS Universal Dental has partnered with Dr. Anya Preece of Tiny Teeth Pediatric Dentistry, a board-certified pediatric dentist. Dr. Preece has been practicing since 2015. As a pediatric dentist, she has received extensive training in order to help meet the unique dental needs of children as they grow and develop. After graduating from the Baylor College of Dentistry, she went on to complete her specialty training at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry. In order to stay on top of the latest advancements in child dental care, she is currently an active member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.

Her favorite part about coming to work each day is helping kids smile while she improves their oral health. She always takes extra time to make sure her patients are calm and comfortable as well as teach them helpful habits that will serve their smiles for a lifetime.

At home, much of her time is occupied by her husband and 5 beautiful children. When she can, she enjoys cooking, sewing, playing soccer, and finding great restaurants.

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Reginald Taylor, DMD, DMSc

Headshot of Reginald Taylor, DMD, DMSc Dr. Taylor is our on-site orthodontist, and he’s been working in the dental field for 30 years and counting. Originally from New Orleans, he attended Xavier University of Louisiana before pursuing his doctorate at Harvard School of Dental Medicine. He also earned his Certificate in Orthodontics and is a current Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics. Today, his favorite part of the job is getting to have wonderful interactions with patients and their parents.

Dr. Taylor and his wife Daphine have two adult children. When he isn’t busy at the practice, he enjoys gardening, listening to jazz music, and watching action movies. He also really loves to learn new things from a wide variety of people.

Thanh Chiem, DDS

Headshot of Thanh Chiem DDS Garland, TX native Dr. Chiem has been practicing dentistry for over 3 years, and he loves his job because his favorite thing is helping people of all ages smile! A graduate of Berkner High School, he went on to attend Texas A&M University and received his dental degree from the Baylor College of Dentistry. Dr. Chiem is always striving to improve himself and the care he provides, which is why he maintains active memberships in professional organizations such as the American Dental Association and the Texas Dental Association. He likes to bring his meticulous attention to detail to every treatment he performs.

At home, Dr. Chiem likes to relax with his loving wife and three lazy basset hounds. When he can get away, he enjoys cycling, traveling, and playing sports. He would also like to note that he has a huge sweet tooth but has never had a cavity, giving hope to candy-lovers everywhere.

Larry Tam, DDS

Headshot of Larry Tam DDS Dr. Tam first joined Universal Dental over a year ago, and he’s been working in the dental field for four years in total so far. He attended the University of Texas and then pursued his doctorate at Baylor College of Dentistry. He already taken over 100 hours of continuing education and is a Level 2 Sedation dentist. He is currently a member of the Dallas County Dental Society, the Academy of General Dentists, and the Texas Dental Association. Being able to show nervous, scared patients that going to the dentist shouldn’t be so nervewracking is the best part of his job!

Dr. Tam lives in Plano and comes from a family of foodies. His hobbies outside of work include traveling, photography, and running.