Our Oral Surgeons

 

Dr. Jacob Carroll, DMD

Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine

Banner University Medical Center Phoenix, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency

Favorite Part of the Job: I am grateful for the opportunity to help patients as they put their trust in me for their surgical needs. I look to help alleviate the anxiety that people have while improving their quality of life.

Interests: Family, church service, sports of all kinds, camping and outdoors activities.

Languages: Russian


 

Dr. Travis Sorensen, DDS

University of Oklahoma, DDS

University of Mississippi, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency

Favorite Part of the Job: I love being able to take care of a patient that is either scared or in pain, and be able to treat them in a way that alleviates both their fear and pain. Many people have a fear of dentists and an oral surgeon is even scarier. I love treating a patient and having them say, “Wow, that was easy!”

Interests: Golfing, college football, model airplanes, drones, camping, fishing, hiking, skiing.

Languages: Spanish


 

Dr. Carlton Taylor, DMD

The University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, DMD

Banner University Medical Center Phoenix, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency

Favorite Part of the Job: I love the satisfaction of helping people get out of pain. Many people come in with not only pain, but fear and anxiety for the treatment. I love when we get the comment, “We are already done?”

Interests: Spending time with family, hiking, rock-climbing, cycling, tennis.

Languages: English


 

Dr. Amogh Velangi, DDS

Diplomate, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

College of Dentistry, New York University, DDS

New York University/Bellevue Hospital Center, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency

Favorite Part of the Job: Providing immediate pain relief along with long-term reconstruction for our patients. Also, making them feel as comfortable as possible and giving them a great experience.

Interests: Spending time with family, traveling, watching movies, exercising, and enjoying hockey.


Dr. Erica Becker
 

Dr. Erica Becker, DDS

Dr. Erica Becker is a California native who completed her dental training at Loma Linda University in Southern California. Afterwards, she went on to complete a residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA.

Dr. Becker practices a full scope of Oral and Maxillofacial surgery and is trained in dentoalveolar surgery including complex grafting and implant surgery, office-based anesthesia, TMJ surgery and prosthetic replacements, traumatic facial reconstruction, benign pathology and corrective jaw surgery.

She is a member of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS), American Dental Association, and Arizona Dental Association. She enjoys participating in community outreach programs and has and continues to be involved in mission trips to help the underserved.

In her free time she enjoys traveling, cooking and baking, and spending time with family and friends.