40 UNDER 40 HONOREES

ADAM MOORE

  • Garner, North Carolina
  • Moore Family Dentistry

Age:

34

Name of Practice:

Moore Family Dentistry

Specialty:

General dentistry

Education:

DDS, University of North Carolina School of Dentistry


Why He Was Nominated

Dr. Moore’s five-year-old practice is thriving thanks to his collaborative approach — and passion for engaging his patients. “I think my only non-five-star review on the Internet was when somebody called me a ‘chatty Kathy,’” he says with a laugh.

Inspiration

As a freshman pledge at his UNC fraternity, Dr. Moore disliked attending Monday-night chapter meetings, so he signed up for an introductory health-sciences class held at the same time. He would never have guessed it would lead to a career in dentistry. The following summer, he shadowed UNC Dental’s associate dean, as well as other dentists. “And here
I am now.”

Exciting New Trend

“I love taking digital impressions and receiving a perfect crown within a few days.”

Advice To Aspiring Dentists

“If you decide to go into dentistry, do a residency after completing school,” says Dr. Moore, who did an AEGD/General Dental Practice Residency at the University of New Mexico. It afforded him time to practice all aspects of dentistry. “I couldn’t imagine finishing school and going directly into practice.”