Interview with Dr. Noel Moser, D.D.S.

About Dr. Moser

Dr. Noel MoserSan Diego native Dr. Noel Moser attended college and dental school at the University of the Pacific, where she obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in biology, as well as her Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree. She was active in the Phi Beta Kappa honor society throughout her tenure at University of the Pacific. After dental school, Dr. Moser continued her studies at Loma Linda University, where she earned her Master's Degree in orthodontics.

After finishing her orthodontic residency program, Dr. Moser was an associate with a San Francisco orthodontist known for her expertise in treating craniofacial malformations. Dr. Moser was also part of a surgical-orthodontic team with Stanford Hospital, treating birth defects, as well as facial and dental deformities.

Dr. Moser is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics (the highest distinction achievable in the specialty of orthodontics), an active member of the American Association of Orthodontists, Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists, California Dental Association and American Dental Association. She has been a featured speaker at orthodontic society meetings, discussing her research from various published association journals and has helped advance the field of orthodontics.

Dr. Moser enjoys snow skiing, tennis, golf, theater and scrapbooking. She and her husband, Robert, have three daughters, Lauren, Hannah and Aubrey.

DF: Did you always want to be an orthodontist or decide while in dental school?

Dr. Moser: I found my 'calling' for orthodontics at an early age. As an adolescent in braces, I was very much inspired by my very own orthodontist and enjoyed volunteering in his practice. I even went on to attend the very same dental schools that he had attended.

DF: How would you describe the "Moser Orthodontics" office experience?

Dr. Moser:

  • Personable care for adults and children from a Board Certified Orthodontist
  • Kid friendly and fun atmosphere—PlayStation 2/ Nintendo Game Cube in the reception area and a movie nook for your viewing enjoyment…We even have braces shaped like stars, hearts and footballs!
  • Comfortable atmosphere for adults—Latte machine, internet nook and spa-like feel to kick up your feet and relax
  • Oral health care is a priority—We offer a "MO MONEY" rewards program where prizes are given to encourage immaculate oral hygiene and patient cooperation.
  • Dr. Noel uses wires developed from NASA which increase patient comfort, shorten treatment time and allow less disruption to your life.
  • Flexible hours, including late and early appointments
  • Records taken in the office with a digital camera and digital x- ray machine which greatly reduces radiation
  • Computer analysis for thorough diagnosis and treatment planning and growth prediction
  • Hospital-level sterilization
  • We handle all paperwork to maximize your insurance coverage and offer a number of payment options to fit your needs

DF: What has been the most important or rewarding part of your career?

Dr. Moser: It's a very positive, upbeat specialty. When they finish treatment, people are happy. I get to form relationships with people along the way, change smiles and increase self-confidence. I've been very blessed.

DF: How has the field of orthodontics changed since you started practicing?

Dr. Moser: The new techniques and appliances we use greatly reduce discomfort levels, decrease the frequency of visits, shorten treatment time and may allow you to choose from several orthodontic options. We are able to accomplish treatment quicker and in a much more comfortable manner for patients.

DF: What advice can you give to anyone who needs orthodontic treatment?

Dr. Moser: My advice would be for children to get an initial orthodontic evaluation at an early age. Although orthodontic treatment may not be necessary, a vigilant examination can anticipate the most advantageous time to begin treatment. Also, a large percentage of our patients are adults. They agree that it's never too late to improve their smile so they in return improve their personal appearance, self-esteem, health of teeth and their gums.

DF: Is there something you wish all your patients would do before their regular visits to your office?

Dr. Moser: Patients should regularly see their general dentist for their check-up and cleaning in order to detect any early signs of periodontal disease and to prevent and treat any signs of decay. Patients should actively participate as this is always essential for the success of treatment.

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