Norman C. Zanger, DMD, FAGD

Dr. Norman Zanger graduated from the University of Kentucky in 1973 with a bachelor’s degree. He then studied dentistry at the University of Louisville, graduating in 1977 with his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree. Dr. Zanger is a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry, and he is committed to continuing his education in dentistry to provide you with outstanding dental care. For over 35 years, Dr. Zanger has served his patients with personal, compassionate care; he strives to treat his patients as he would want to be treated.Dr. Zanger is married to Debbie, and they have two children, Stacey and Chad. In his free time, Dr. Zanger enjoys golf, scuba diving, hiking, and backpacking.

D. Scott Wathen, DMD

Dr. Scott Wathen earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the University of Kentucky in 1994. He completed a general practice residency from 1995-1996, and he has been practicing dentistry in Louisville since 1996. Dr. Wathen is a member of the American Dental Association, as well as the Kentucky Dental Association.Dr. Wathen has over 20 years of experience in cosmetic dentistry, prosthetics, treating TMJ disorder, and sleep apnea issues. Adding to his credentials, he also has extensive experience in implant restoration. As of mid-2014, Dr. Wathen started implant replacement to better accommodate his patients by providing the convenience of doing all implant work in one office. His goal is to provide the highest quality of diverse treatment to his patients, creating a comfortable environment while building a mutual relationship of trust.

Dr. Wathen and his wife, Heather, have two daughters, Hayden and Greer. Away from work, he enjoys golfing and participating in triathlons.

Benjamin J. Taylor, DMD

Dr. Benjamin Taylor studied microbiology at Brigham Young University and was involved in cancer research during his undergraduate studies there. He went on to attend the University of Louisville School of Dentistry, graduating in 2007. Since then, he has been caring for the people of Louisville. His goal is to gain the trust of his patients and build lasting friendships with them. Dr. Taylor has received advanced training in cosmetic dentistry, endodontics, surgical placement of implants, and treating sleep apnea with oral appliance therapy. Dr. Taylor is also a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.

Dr. Taylor and his wife, Waveney, have three children, Rhys, Sydney, and Mitchell. When he isn’t working hard to improve your smile, Dr. Taylor enjoys being with his family and playing competitive basketball.

Meet Our Team

We are proud to have an experienced, friendly team at First Care Dental. Each of our dental team members is highly knowledgeable and caring, and we look forward to assisting you however we can. We invite you to contact our dental office today to schedule your appointment with our skilled dentists in Louisville, Kentucky. We are eager to care for you!

Front Desk
Emily, Audrey, and Katie


Robyn, Niacole, Hannah, and Karen


Expanded Duty Dental Assistants
Tracy, Gwen, and Deven



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