Meet The Team

Taylar Milam

Registered Dental Assistant

Taylar Milam is an energetic Dental Assistant with a passion for cosmetic dentistry and patient care. A 2015 graduate of the University of South Carolina, Beaufort with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. After years in the Lowcountry, she moved to the Boston area in 2018, switching her focus to dentistry. She has studied, completed coursework, and examinations earning her Dental Assisting License. She has assisted Dr. Hinshaw for two years and continues her education alongside her through numerous seminars, courses, and dental conferences in order to stay up to date with the latest technologies. While away from the office, she enjoys reading, traveling with family, and spending time outdoors, with her husband, Jud, and her dog, Bailey. She can’t wait to meet you!

Avery Backus


Avery Backus is a well-educated dental hygienist who has a passion for patient education, personalizing a treatment plan for each patient depending on their specific needs and wants. She graduated from the University of New England with a Bachelors of Science in Dental Hygiene. She is trained in the most up-to-date technology and techniques in dentistry.
Avery volunteered at Sefiani Smile in Tangier, Morocco. She learned the importance of dentistry and health care in Morocco and how it compares to here in America. She also performed screenings and cleanings at Greater Portland Health in Portland, Maine.
In her down time, Avery loves to hike, go to the beach, camp and cook. She recently hiked Mount Katahdin and Tumbledown Mountain with her family. She is originally from Maine and moved to Boston in 2022 after graduation.
Schedule an appointment for a cleaning with her!

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