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Striving For Perfection

Two men face each other in the center of a 42 foot circle in front of 20,000 people in a packed arena. After a lifetime of hard work, in seven minutes or less one man's hand will be raised and he will be declared a national wrestling champion.

Our Patient Promise

Simon Sinek’s groundbreaking book “Start With Why” has been a source of inspiration to me since before I even opened Moore Dental at Lewis Center. Toward the end of my Navy career, it helped me define why I wanted to start a dental practice. I recently revisited his motivational and challenging book again in order to create our Patient Promise.

How Freezing Flies for Research Helped Me Become a Better Dentist

A wood frog lies within a wintry forest in Ohio. The frog's body is frozen solid. It doesn't move a muscle for months at a time and would appear dead to the naked eye. Spring's rays reach the frog and the ice begins to melt away. The frog eventually thaws, hops away and joins the rest of Ohio's forest creatures just in time for mating season.....

Introducing: Our Amazon Products Store

You can now visit the Store tab on our website to view and purchase all the products I recommend for our patients. Not only is this convenient, but Amazon actually sells these items for less than I can get them directly from the supplier AND the list contains all Amazon Prime items. I am excited to share all of my favorite products with our patients in one convenient webpage!

How Seattle Made Me a Better Dentist

Sitting in the same classroom. For 11 hours each day. For five straight days. Learning about teeth. It probably sounds like torture to most people, but the five days I spent in a classroom in Seattle last October changed the way I’ll look at teeth forever.

Why Should a Two-Year Old Have a Dental Checkup?

Loud hallways, hundreds of bustling students, a classroom full of strangers, a new teacher at the front of class. Anxiety, the unknown. We all remember that feeling we had on the first day of school. For most young children, a first visit to the dental office can have that same anxious feeling. Luckily, I love seeing children at Moore Dental and my team has many ways to reduce the anxiety some children might feel at the dental office.

Celebrating Two Years at Moore Dental at Lewis Center

It was still dark as I walked across the quiet parking lot towards the back door of my new dental practice. It was an early Tuesday morning in August of 2015. Everything was new to me – a new town, new patients, new staff and a new opportunity to be part of a growing community. Thanks to this wonderful community, the last two years have been more rewarding than I could have imagined.

Ask a Dentist: Why Do I Need a Night Guard?

Why might a dentist suggest a night guard for you or a loved one? Most of us know someone who grinds their teeth at night. In this month's blog post, I hope to summarize my thoughts to a question I often hear: "Why Do I Need a Night Guard?"

How the Infantry Helped me Decide to Buy a Dental Practice

The sharp sound of several M249 squad automatic weapons ring out across an open field. While the machine guns provide suppressive fire, a group of young Marines armed with M16A4 rifles advance on a target. Suddenly, the burst of an AT4 anti-tank rocket punctuates the battle.......

Our Grandparents and Our Path to Lewis Center

My grandparents had such an overwhelming influence on me as a child. They continue to make an impact on the decisions my family and I make to this day.

Ask a Dentist: How Should I Whiten my Teeth?

One of the most common questions I hear in our dental office is, "I would like whiter teeth, but how should I whiten my teeth?" There are so many options for tooth whitening today and it can be very confusing. I will try to simplify this popular topic once and for all in this month's blog post.

Why Breaking My Jaw Made Me Want to Become a Dentist

It was the summer of 1998. At fourteen years old, I was admitted to Mercy Hospital in Tiffin Ohio. A nun whispered a prayer as my parents stood at my bedside, holding my hand.....

How Training for Triathlons Has Made Me a Better Dentist

Five thousand people line up in front of a cold body of water just after dawn on a Sunday morning. Most are wearing nothing but swim suits, a swimming cap and goggles and are about to voluntarily endure hours of continuous pain.....