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27Dec2013

What Dr. Moffett Loves Most About Being A Dentist

WE RECENTLY ASKED DR. Moffett a few questions about his career. Here are his answers – thought you’d find them interesting!

How old were you, and what made you decide you wanted to become a dentist?

“I was 18 or 19 years old, finishing high school and preparing for college. I needed braces and some extensive orthognathic surgery to correct the problems with my bite, so I spent a lot of time at the dentist’s, orthodontist’s, and oral surgeon’s office. I noticed that the dental professionals I worked with seemed to enjoy their careers and be happy in the way they carried themselves at their practices. They also seemed to genuinely enjoy interacting with their patients. Although the treatment I needed wasn’t always easy, I credit the exposure I received to dentistry through my treatment for leading me to become a dentist myself!”

Where did you attend school and how long have you been practicing?

“I attended dental school at the UAB School of Dentistry from 2002 to 2006. I felt very blessed to be able to earn my dental degree there, as UAB is ranked as one of the top ten dental schools in the nation in most years.

“After completing dental school, I practiced general dentistry for two years in the Birmingham, AL area. I was working with a lot of underprivileged children, and quickly realized how much I enjoyed pediatric dentistry. I decided to return to the UAB School of Dentistry, and was again blessed to be awarded a place in their pediatric dental residency. I completed the two-year residency to become a pediatric dental specialist. In all, I have been working with children for over seven years. The years have passed quickly, and I enjoy working with children more now than ever!”

What advice would you give to a young person considering a career in Dentistry?

“I would tell any young person that dentistry is a wonderful career. It allows a person to enjoy taking care of others and make long-lasting relationships in their community. I greatly enjoy what I do because I get to watch them grow up within my practice and I get to help them maintain a positive view of dentistry as they enter adulthood.”

What is one thing you find most satisfying about being a dentist?

“I get a big kick out of knowing I and my team are teaching children that going to the dentist can be fun, and knowing they will grow up to have healthy smiles that bring confidence to their everyday lives. It is also extremely satisfying to have a great relationship with our team and the families we serve in our community.”

We hope you’ve enjoyed getting to know Dr. Moffett better! And, as always, THANKS for being our valued patients and friends!

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