Dr. Taphaphene Young practices dentistry at Great Barrington Family Dental Center. A 2020 graduate of the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, she also holds a master’s degree in health science degree from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee.

She completed her bachelor’s degree in psychology and pre-medical studies from at Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia. While at Tufts, she was a student ambassador and also served as Student National Dental Association Diversity Officer. She was also chapter fundraising officer for the Academy of General Dentistry at Tufts, and, at Spelman College, was  president/vice president of the Spelman College chapter of the Pre-Dental Institute.

She has been affiliated with organizations promoting diversity in dentistry, dental mentoring, career development. She is a supporter of Operation Smile. a nonprofit that raises funds for surgery for children with cleft palate conditions.

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