Dr. Lynne Taiclet joined the faculty at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine in the fall of 2009 after 23 years as a private practice general dentist. She is currently serving as the Director for the Center for Patients with Special Needs (CPSN).
Dr. Taiclet received her BS from Allegheny College in 1981, and earned her DMD from the University of Pittsburgh in 1985. Following graduation, she completed a one year GPR Residency at Montefiore Hospital, on the University of Pittsburgh campus.
During her career, Dr. Taiclet has always had a passion for educating dental patients, and increasing the awareness of the causes of the dental disease process, with the ultimate goal of raising the “dental IQ” of the general population. Now the focus groups of that goal are the family members and care givers of the special needs patients that are treated in the CPSN.
Dr. Taiclet also assists the residents, dental and dental hygiene students in developing a comfort level in providing care for the special needs population of patients. She finds it very rewarding to share her passion for dentistry with these young professionals. Through the process of developing a rapport with the students and residents, and exposing them to the needs and care of these patients, the long term result will likely be an improved access to care for the special needs patients
Dr. Taiclet’s professional memberships include:
1994-Present Pittsburgh Dental Network, A Seattle Study Club
2010- Present Special Care Dentistry Association
2011-Present American Dental Education Association
2012- Present American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry
Advisor, American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry, University of Pittsburgh Student Chapter