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Dr. Richard Brannock

Dr. Richard Brannock

Your Dentist in Taylor, Texas

Dr. Richard Brannock enjoys serving the people in Taylor, Texas and the surrounding area. He is married to Amanda, and is the father of four children, Weston, McKenzie, William and Melody.

He attended Brigham Young University, where he earned his Bachelor of Science Degree. Then, Dr. Brannock attended the University of Texas-School of Dentistry at Houston where he earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree.

Currently, Dr. Brannock is a standing member of the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentists and the Texas Dental Association. He has trained at the world-renowned Dawson Center of Advanced Dental Studies and the Eggleston Implant Institute.

Previously, Dr. Brannock served a church mission in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. He served the people for two years and is fluent in Vietnamese.

He enjoys being in the outdoors. His favorite pastimes are fishing, hunting and riding trail bikes. As well, spending time hunting with his friends and family in Thorndale, Texas is one of his favorite things to do.

Meet Our Team

Vanessa Lynch | Dental Hygienist

Vanessa Lynch was born and raised in Taylor. She is married to Brendon and they have three amazing children, Houston, Preslee and Colin.
She is a 2003 graduate from the Temple College Dental Hygiene program and has an Associate of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene.
Vanessa enjoys providing professional, gentle and thorough care to all her patients and has experience in pediatric and adult patients. She looks forward to working in her wonderful home town.
In her free time, Vanessa enjoys spending time with her children and family, cooking and shopping.

Laura Harbour | Dental Hygienist

Laura was born in Texas, but spent her childhood and college years in Illinois and Kentucky before finding her way back to Texas in 2018.  She and her husband, Justin, own a little piece of land near Granger where they grow hay and keep horses.
Laura has a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Animal Science from the University of Kentucky, as well as her Associates of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene from Bluegrass Community and Technical College.
Laura is passionate about dental hygiene, and her goal is to provide thorough, compassionate patient care.  She really enjoys getting to know patients of all ages and walks of life and helping them to learn more about their oral health.  She is happy to be part of the team at Mallard Creek Dental.
Besides tending the horses and working around their ranch, Laura and her husband both like to travel and are avid autocrossers, a form of amateur car racing, which takes them to various events across the country to compete.

Barbara Talavera | Office Manager

Barbara is a native “Taylorite”. She has lived in Taylor, Texas all her life. She attended Temple Junior College and ITT. She is certified in office administration.
Barbara has been married for 27 years and is the mother of four children – Zach, Taylor, Zane and Gray. Her husband is a teacher and coach at Taylor ISD and is a Major in the Army National Guard.
In her free time, Barbara enjoys gardening, cooking and repurposing old things.

Renee Boles | Front Office Receptionist

Renee Boles is a graduate of Taylor High School and holds a Business Management Degree from Texas State University.  She was a self-employed family child care provider for 17 years.  Renee joined the staff at Mallard Creek Dental in 2014 and loves the patients as though they were her own family. She has been married to her husband, Jarrell, for over 20 years, and they have three wonderful kids: Jake, Abby, and Trey.  She was born and raised in Taylor and returned home over ten years ago to raise her kids.  She enjoys watching her kids’ sports activities and cooking.

Betty Naranjo | Dental Assistant

Betty has been a Registered Dental Assistant for 26 years. She enjoys working with patients to make sure they have a comfortable and pleasant experience. She is also a dental assistant teacher on Saturdays.
She has four wonderful adult children, of which the two oldest are married and each one has two children. She enjoys fishing, hanging out with her family and friends, and most of all enjoys spending time with her four wonderful grandchildren!

Meet Our Team

Lynch,-VanessaVanessa Lynch | Dental Hygienist

Vanessa Lynch was born and raised in Taylor. She is married to Brendon and they have three amazing children, Houston, Preslee and Colin.

She is a 2003 graduate from the Temple College Dental Hygiene program and has an Associate of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene.

Vanessa enjoys providing professional, gentle and thorough care to all her patients and has experience in pediatric and adult patients. She looks forward to working in her wonderful home town.

In her free time, Vanessa enjoys spending time with her children and family, cooking and shopping.

Laura Harbour | Dental Hygienist

Laura was born in Texas, but spent her childhood and college years in Illinois and Kentucky before finding her way back to Texas in 2018.  She and her husband, Justin, own a little piece of land near Granger where they grow hay and keep horses.
Laura has a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Animal Science from the University of Kentucky, as well as her Associates of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene from Bluegrass Community and Technical College.
Laura is passionate about dental hygiene, and her goal is to provide thorough, compassionate patient care.  She really enjoys getting to know patients of all ages and walks of life and helping them to learn more about their oral health.  She is happy to be part of the team at Mallard Creek Dental.
Besides tending the horses and working around their ranch, Laura and her husband both like to travel and are avid autocrossers, a form of amateur car racing, which takes them to various events across the country to compete.

Talavera,-BarbaraBarbara Talavera | Office Manager

Barbara is a native “Taylorite”. She has lived in Taylor, Texas all her life. She attended Temple Junior College and ITT. She is certified in office administration.

Barbara has been married for over 20 years and is the mother of four children – Zach, Taylor, Zane and Gray. Her husband is a teacher and coach at Taylor ISD. He is also the captain of the army national guard.

In her free time, Barbara enjoys gardening, cooking and repurposing old things.

Renee Boles | Front Office Receptionist

Renee Boles is a graduate of Taylor High School and holds a Business Management Degree from Texas State University.  She was a self-employed family child care provider for 17 years.  Renee joined the staff at Mallard Creek Dental in 2014 and loves the patients as though they were her own family. She has been married to her husband, Jarrell, for over 20 years, and they have three wonderful kids: Jake, Abby, and Trey.  She was born and raised in Taylor and returned home over ten years ago to raise her kids.  She enjoys watching her kids’ sports activities and cooking.

Betty Naranjo | Dental Assistant

Betty has been a Registered Dental Assistant for 26 years. She enjoys working with patients to make sure they have a comfortable and pleasant experience. She is also a dental assistant teacher on Saturdays.
She has four wonderful adult children, of which the two oldest are married and each one has two children. She enjoys fishing, hanging out with her family and friends, and most of all enjoys spending time with her four wonderful grandchildren!

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The Office

Whether you are young or old, Mallard Creek Dental is the place for you! This dental office has been serving the area since 1992. Our office is located at 501 Mallard Lane, Taylor, TX. At Mallard Creek Dental, we work as a team to focus on our patients and deliver the best dental care possible. We invite you to take a tour of our office by viewing the virtual tour and photos below. And always remember, Mallard Creek Dental is YOUR Dentist Office in Taylor, TX. Come see us soon!

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About Our Office

Whether you are young or old, Mallard Creek Dental is the place for you! This dental office has been serving the area since 1992. Our office is located at 501 Mallard Lane, Taylor, TX. At Mallard Creek Dental, we work as a team to focus on our patients and deliver the best dental care possible. We invite you to take a tour of our office by viewing the virtual tour and photos below. And always remember, Mallard Creek Dental is YOUR Dentist Office in Taylor, TX. Come see us soon!

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