Dr Steve Taborda DMD
Dr. Steve D. Taborda, D.M.D. – Winner of the 2014 and 2015 Doctors' Choice Award
Taborda, originally from Colombia, South America, knew from an early age that dentistry was a very important emotional component to overall health. As a young boy, he discovered his father wore a partial denture which he hid because he was embarrassed by his appearance. His father never smiled because of the poorly-made appliance, which impacted many of his father’s social relationships. It was then that Taborda, now one of the top dentists in the nation, committed to a dental career-simply to help his father, and thousands of others, feel proud to smile again.
As a 2003 Honors graduate from the Universidad de Antioquia Colombia, Taborda was instrumental in developing affordable dental programs for the underserved population in nearby urban and rural areas. After moving with his family to the United States, Taborda successfully completed his post-graduate residency in Advanced Education in General Dentistry at the College of Dentistry at the University of Florida in 2012.
Taborda is an active member of numerous professional organizations, including the American Dental Association, the Florida Dental Association, the Volusia Flagler Dental Association, and the International Team for Implantology. In 2014, Taborda was selected by his peers as the recipient of the Doctors’ Choice Award for the Daytona area and in 2015, he received this award for the New Smyrna Beach area. This honor is presented to fewer than 100 dentists nationally annually. Below are a few of the many endorsements he has received from area professionals:
“As soon as you meet Dr. Taborda with his warmth smile, you feel you are in safe hands. He studied my case carefully and provided me with several options. His gentle manner makes it easy to sit in his chair and his genuine concern is very comforting. I recommend him highly; he is by far the best dentist I have ever had,” - Dr. Maria Lopez.
“Dr. Steve Taborda completed his post graduate education at the University of Florida College of Dentistry Hialeah Dental Center's 2-Year Advanced Education in General Dentistry program. With an in-depth understanding of cutting edge diagnostics, dental materials and techniques, Dr. Taborda consistently delivers exceptional care to his patients using advanced restorative procedures, including CAD/CAM restorations (CEREC), esthetic dentistry, implant placement and restoration, oral surgery, periodontics and endodontics. With his commitment to lifelong learning, sharing knowledge and his solid work ethic, Dr. Taborda earns the respect of his peers and patients alike,” Dr. Roberta Diehl, DDS.
Taborda continues to remain actively involved in learning, lecturing and teaching other dentists in the latest advances in dental technology. Through this work and education, Taborda impacts the lives of people from all walks of life, fulfilling his personal mission of offering his patients (and those of the dentists that he trains) the highest level of care and treatment just as though they were his family. Dr. Taborda would say, “Helping people is my focus. Dentistry is my profession.”
2006-2009 Institute of Volumetric Imaging - Orlando FL - Planning Software Specialist (Simplant) National and International Training for General Practitioners and Specialists in Cone Beam use. MEX/USA/Costa Rica
2009-2010 3D Mobile Scan New Smyrna Beach, FL - Dental Radiographer, licensed. Develop new model for Mobile Patient Scanning MPS (Cone Beam) Visiting Dentists at their offices and training them in Cone Beam use, implant scanning. Also doing scanning
2006-2010 Dental Assistant - Orlando FL - In charge of in-house lab making crowns, veneers and dentures
2013 In UF Residency Program - asked to train residents in Cad-Cam; Lecture for different dental study groups in “Digital Comprehensive Treatment Planning”