Dr. Benjamin Beeson, DDS
• Rock Climbing
• Being outdoors with family
Dr. Beeson grew up in Sammamish Washington just east of Seattle. Growing up in Washington helped him gain a love for the outdoors and all the activities the area had to offer. Skiing, trail running, hiking and biking occupied much of his time growing up.
After high school Dr. Beeson served a 2 year mission for his Church in Peru, where he gained a love for the people and a true appreciation for what he had been given. Following his mission he continued his education at BYU-Idaho where he met his amazing wife Melody. When she was accepted into a dental hygiene program in Utah, he transferred to the Provo Utah campus of BYU, where he earned a B.S. in Biology. Dr. Beeson is the proud father of 3, his oldest was just a baby while he attended Dental School at Marquette University School of Dentistry. As a student at Marquette he had many opportunities to volunteer and provide dental treatment and oral health education to residents of Milwaukee and the surrounding areas. Upon completion of graduation requirements Dr. Beeson completed an externship to expand his skills as a general dentist.
Dr. Beeson believes in a conservative approach to dentistry and strives to treat each of his patients as he would his own family. He is happy to offer a free second opinion and answer any questions you may have regarding your oral health.
Dr. Michael Hansen, Pediatric Dentist
• Case Western Reserve University
• University of South Carolina
Dr. Hansen grew up in Rialto, California, a small town right outside of San Bernardino. The son of an orthodontist, as soon as Dr. Hansen was old enough his father had him working in the office making all sorts of orthodontic appliances. He continued running an orthodontic lab through college to help pay the bills. Along the way, he also served a two-year mission to Sydney, Australia, before returning home to graduate from Brigham Young University in 1997 with a BS in Zoology. It was also during this time that Dr. Hansen met his future wife, Tiffany.
Dr. Hansen furthered his education attended dental school at the Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH. Upon graduation, he was awarded the Army Health Professionals Scholarship, and had the opportunity to attend the advanced training of general dentists program in Landstuhl Germany. During his time in Germany, he was called into active duty in the Army and made Captain of the 561st Brigade. He received his certificate in advanced trauma life support, and Medical Management of the Chemical Casualty. These two trainings were required of all personnel called into duty for Operation Iraqi Freedom. Dr. Hansen served the country as a Combat Dentist for 7 months in 2003, part of the jump platoon to provide forward support for the troops. He provided dentistry from a mobile dental clinic in Dogwood (south of Baghdad), Baghdad International Airport, Balad, and Mosul. Due to his exemplary service, Dr. Hansen was awarded the Silver Armed Forces Badge for Military Proficiency, the Global War on Terrorism Medal, and the Army Meritorious Unit Citation Ribbon.
Upon returning home from Iraq, Dr. Hansen decided he wanted to return to school and specialize in pediatric dentistry. He did so by attending the Medical University of South Carolina, located in Charleston. His intensive training included several areas of focus: Hospital treatment, Sedation, Care for Special Needs Patients, Growth and Development, Orthodontics, and Preventative and Conservative Treatments and Alternatives. He completed his advanced training and received his certificate in 2006.
Dr. Hansen was one of the first pediatric offices in the Atlanta area to allow parents back into the treatment rooms with their children. He felt this allowed greater patient comfort and the ability to discuss treatment options and outcomes for his patients more intimately. He has strived to be at the forefront of new research and ideas in making dentistry easier and more comfortable for his patients. This career-long professional focus has culminated in Dental Town—an "outside the box" dental office, where Dr. Hansen strives to provide an atmosphere in which patients and parents can relax—no white walls or white coat syndrome. He designed an office to look like a town, so that he could have different facades and boutiques for each treatment room. More than anything, he really just wanted a place to keep his giant lizards and turtles!
Outside of work, Dr. Hansen enjoys spending time with his wife and four kids. Each child was born in a different city (Cleveland, Birkenfeld, Charleston, Atlanta). He enjoys the outdoors, hiking, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, and gardening. He spends much of his time caring for and maintaining his reptiles. He also spends much of his time lecturing and doing other community outreach to thousands of students from local schools each year about the importance of good oral hygiene. He is currently serving as pastor to a local congregation of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
Dr. Michael Crosby, Orthodontist
• University of Utah
• University of Nebraska
Dr. Michael Crosby was born - the second of eight children - in Salt Lake City, Utah. Mike got to know the family orthodontist well, as seemingly each of his siblings - including himself - went through the office for orthodontics.
After a rich and varied undergraduate experience that included academic work at the University of Utah, a five-month study abroad in Israel at the BYU Jerusalem Center, and a two year church mission serving the people of Brazil, Mike began his graduate studies at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He excelled both academically and clinically during Dental School and earned several awards and recognitions. One important recognition involved Mike's selection as mentor and guide to other dental students in their educational progress.
Dr. Crosby graduated dental school cum laude in 2005 and entered the University of Nebraska Medical Center for his orthodontic residency. He is one of the few students to complete his orthodontic training in conjunction with a Master of Science Degree. His thesis involving the use of computer models to better understand the physics and pathology of TMJ was recognized with the Charles Schultz Resident Scholar award, and Dr. Crosby has coauthored many papers based on the findings of this research.
Dr. Crosby has been married to his wife, Kristine, since 2001. They are the parents of four children: Kira, Noah, Brady, and Lucy. In 2010, Noah was diagnosed with Type I diabetes on his fourth birthday. Dr. Crosby and his wife are heavily involved in diabetes research and causes that support improving quality of life and finding a cure for those who suffer from this disease. They support the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). For more information, and ways to help, please visit www.jdrf.org.
Outside of work, Mike enjoys time with his family and playing sports. He is the undisputed ping-pong champion of his family, extended family, former classmates, and current coworkers. He recently purchased a table for his office at Johns Creek, and is up for a game anytime if you'd like to drop by and challenge him.
Dr. Drew Taylor
• University of North Georgia
• University of South Florida
• LECOM’s School of Dental Medicine
Dr. Taylor was born and raised in North Georgia and graduated from Creekview High School in Canton. Directly out of high school, Dr. Taylor completed a dental assisting course and was hired by Dental Town. There, he was mentored by Dr. Hansen, Dr. Davidson, and Dr. Schwendiman while beginning his undergraduate degree at the University of North Georgia. He later transferred to the University of South Florida where he completed his B.S in Biology. Dr. Taylor was accepted into LECOM’s School of Dental Medicine in Bradenton, FL. While there, Dr. Taylor married his beautiful wife, Kelsey and gained an amazing stepson, Joel. He and his wife had their first child, Noah, together during his third year of dental school.
In his spare time, Dr. Taylor enjoys going adventures with his family. He also loves to stay active, whether it’s wakeboarding, playing basketball or kicking a soccer ball around with his boys.
Since Dr. Taylor was mentored by the doctors at Dental Town, he received exceptional clinical guidance about the proper way to interact and treat patients as if they were his own family members. He implemented this approach while working in the clinics throughout dental school. He will continue to utilize this philosophy as a general dentist and strive to provide the best patient care possible. Dr. Taylor is extremely excited to be back with the Dental Town team and begin his career with such a great organization.