Already a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin with an established background in engineering and art, John A. Moore, Jr. decided to take on the challenge of dental school. It was widely understood by his peers and professors that he would rise straight to the top of his field. In dental school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, his senior task was to work on 12 dental crowns and dental bridges. Dr. Moore completed 65. His record remains unbroken to this day. And his passion for dentistry lives on in the patients he’s helped feel better and more confident over the last 35 years at Cosmetic Dental Associates.
Dr. John Moore, DDS started as a research assistant and teaching assistant at the University of Colorado and University of Texas. He moved on to become a Clinical Instructor and the Assistant Professor of Dentistry at The University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, where he taught dental anatomy, restorative dentistry and clinical dentistry for 10 years (1978-1989). In addition to teaching, he has lectured both nationally and internationally (at UTHSC, TDA meetings and at The Mexican Academy of Prosthodontics).
Take a moment to listen to Dr. Moore discuss his journey through the dental field.
An Award-Winning San Antonio Dentist
Dr. John Moore, DDS, a San Antonio general dentist using orthodontics, has been voted into America’s Top Dentists in Cosmetic Dentistry. He has also received the DENTSPLY International Merit Award and has been recognized for outstanding achievement by the Southwest Society of Prosthodontists, The University of Texas Health Science Center, and Mexican Academy of Prosthodontics. In addition to being recognized as one of the very few Invisalign Elite Providers nationally, he has been awarded the Outstanding Case Presentation Award for his contribution to the prestigious 2009 International Invisalign Summit.
Dr. Moore has also received accolades in:
- Cosmetic dentistry
- Occlusal rehabilitation
- Computerized dentistry
- Dental laboratory technology
Despite the awards and acknowledgement, Dr. Moore’s greatest accomplishments are patient smiles. You can see some below.
A Dentist Who Values EducationDr. Moore on why he chose to become a dentist
Through the years Dr. Moore has written and illustrated numerous published articles. In addition, he has created numerous educational recordings for use in the training of dentists at the University of Texas-Dental School. Dr. John Moore, DDS is a member of the American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association, San Antonio District Dental Society, Dental Honor Society – Omicron Kappa Upsilon, Clinical Foundation of Orthopedics and Orthodontics, and an Honorary Member of the Mexican Academy of Prosthodontists.
In his work with San Antonio orthodontics, Dr. Moore has developed a groundbreaking method of combining Invisalign invisible braces and porcelain veneers in a system to correct major jaw and tooth alignment problems. He has successfully applied this method to treat patients that otherwise would have required years of metal braces and surgery to cut their jaws apart and realign them.
Dr. Moore is always seeking to make the patient experience nothing short of excellent. Listen to some of our patients describe their interactions with Dr. Moore here at the office.
A Dentist Who Gives Back
Beyond his achievements in dentistry, Dr. Moore and his wife, Carol, are active humanitarians who have received recognition from the Citizens Commission on Human Rights, National Humane Education Society, and International Fund for Animal Welfare, just to name a few organizations. Dr. Moore has also been a contributing member of Texas Dentists for Healthy Smiles, donating over $21,000 in dental care to underprivileged people of San Antonio since 2001.
Dr. John Moore, DDS and his wife, Carol, reside in San Antonio and together have three children: Johnny, Jason, and Lauren, and two grandchildren: Delaney and Kinley. When away from the office, Dr. Moore likes collecting, engineering, and competitively racing cars. He also enjoys illustrating, painting, skiing, and outdoor adventure sports when it is time to get out.