40 UNDER 40 HONOREES

Alexis K. Moore

  • Valencia, California
  • Specialty

Age:

36

Name of Practice:

Daniel J. Iannotti, DDS, Inc.

Specialty:

Endodontics

Education:

Harvard University School of Dental Medicine


Why They Were Nominated

She’s the endodontist in a multi- speciality practice that she opened with her husband, Dr. Dan Iannotti and has made it her mission to give root canals a good reputation by making a potentially uncomfortable procedure as comfortable as possible. She also works closely with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to provide dental care to our nation’s veterans.

Why They Became a Dentist

“When I was in high school I had to have a lot of dental work done and saw just about every differ- ent kind of dental specialist in existence. Seeing so many dentists in a short period of time made me realize that the bedside manner of a practitioner could dramatically change my experience as a patient.”

Most Memorable Patient

“One who had been told by another dentist that she needed a root canal. She was so terrified that she was crying hysterically before I even walked into the room to start the consultation. She did need a root canal—and although treating her took extra special care and patience, at the end she gave me a big hug and thanked me for taking away her pain.”

Something People Don’t Know

At age 12, Dr. Moore moved away from her family to attend the Royal Ballet School in London with dreams of becoming a professional ballerina.