Dr. David Moore, a Charlotte pediatric dentist, is committed to providing quality dental education to patients and kids of all ages. Beginning at a patient’s first visit to the office, he shares information about teeth, best ways to brush, how to keep smiles bright, and even a few dental jokes. As patients get older, Dr. Moore continues to provide opportunities for learning, including education about pediatric orthodontics, as needed.
His commitment to dental education continues beyond his practice. He contributes to the Vann Endowment Fund, has served as an adjunct professor, worked to establish the David H. Moore Graduate Pediatric Dentistry Learning Center, and created the Moore Family Fund at UNC at Chapel Hill.
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Dr. Moore believes positive experiences with pediatric dentistry can impact a child for life. In addition to all of the dental education initiatives mentioned above, he also provides the opportunity for interns to job shadow doctors at the practice in the summer.
From Dr. Moore, “We have always invited interns to our offices, and every summer we'll have 2-3 throughout the practice. Many are former patients, which is the highest compliment for the practice, and the others are often referred by other dental practices.”
This summer, Charlotte Pediatric Dentistry invited three interns to be involved at the practice. One of the interns, Abby Gribble, is a former patient. She spent time at the University office and is currently enrolled at the dental hygiene program at UNC.
Abby shared her experience of being an intern.
The only dentist I went to as a child was CPD, so when I needed an office to shadow this summer, the bright and happy office and smiling staff of CPD that I remembered as a little girl was the first place I thought of. As I consider my future career, I know combining working with children and dentistry most appeals to me, so CPD was a perfect fit.
While shadowing at CPD I learned greeting patients and parents with a welcoming smile goes a long way. Some children are nervous about coming to the dentist so helping them feel safe and comfortable is key. It is also important to explain that they need to take care of their teeth by brushing and flossing at home because often children don’t understand what cavities are and what can prevent them.
I am excited about actually being able to start working on patients because now that I’ve seen everything I’m ready to actually try doing it myself. I am also excited to work with children in the future and this shadowing opportunity has helped prepare me for that.
“My hope for Abby, as it is with them all, is she is inspired by the experience in our practice and with our incredible group of doctors and staff to the point that she will be even more motivated to embrace dentistry as a career,” said Dr. Moore.
Charlotte Pediatric Dentistry is looking forward to continuing to work with the other two summer interns, Mallory and Jay.