The Implant Guru
Your host and creator of the podcast. He is a fifth generation farm kid and the first generation to do something other than cows and wheat. Graduating from Crawford High School, attended the University of Nebraska and received his doctorate in Dental Surgery at the University of Oklahoma college of Dentistry. He returned to his hometown of Crawford Nebraska to practice upon his graduation in 1997, it is here that he began his career in implant dentistry. Continuing education and credentials are of the utmost importance to Dr. Moody as he has averaged over 100 hours of education per year since his graduation from dental school. He is a Diplomate in the American Board of Oral Implantology, a Diplomate,Master and Fellow in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, Fellow and associate fellow at the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, Master and Fellow at the Misch International Implant Institute, Adjunct Processor at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and is a Mentor at the Kois Center. He is in private practice in Rapid City South Dakota where his practice is limited to dental implants. Teaching and mentoring dentists across the country and around the world is his passion. You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org or at www.justinmoodydds.com
The Beer Connoisseur
Gabe started in the Dental world as a Dental assistant on board the USS Tortuga in 1991. Self described as a lousy assistant, he moved on to formal training in dental equipment service and was stationed in Rhode Island keeping all the Navy clinics in New England running smooth. In 1997 he went to work for a dental supply company in as a territory sales rep. In 2003 he relocated the family back to his home town in South Dakota and is currently a territory sales rep.
The Pasty Gangsta
Actor, director, graphic designer, drummer— cat-enthusiast. Jeff is a Rapid City, SD native who currently works for Dr. Justin Moody as Director of Business Development. His responsibilities include graphic design, website development, marketing, podcast production and the business development of all of Justin’s dental practices across the Midwest. Jeff is brand new to the dentistry world, having been hired by Dr. Moody in December 2015. He is thrilled to be apart of Dentists, Implants and Worms and will revel in his role as the designated “normal person” on the show. Jeff has a heavy background in graphic design and theatre. He has been hooked on theatre since he was a Junior at Central High School in 2003. Jeff graduated from Minnesota State University, Mankato with a Bachelor of Science degree in Theatre Arts and Graphic Design in December 2009. Since acting in his first play in high school, Jeff has gone onto act and direct in more than 40 theatrical productions. He has also done various film and voice-over work. Beginning with his first computer, Jeff was completely self-taught in graphic design until he pursued a higher education in college. While in college, Jeff successfully started his own graphic design business (which he still runs today!) called Vita Opus! (latin for “Live Art”).Fun fact: Jeff has a slight obsession with cats. He has two Maine Coon/Tabby mixes, Athena and Puck, who have been by his side since they were just a couple of weeks old.
John was born in Okemah, Oklahoma (home of Woody Guthrie) and was destined for a life in the oilfields. However, after his parents divorce, his mom relocated him to Tulsa. As a result he graduated from Tulsa Edison in 1989 all the while spending weekends in the oilfields working alongside his dad, Philip.
John attended Tulane University in New Orleans as a Biology Major and graduated with a dental degree from THE University of Oklahoma in 1997. He and his wife Gretchen moved immediately to Henryetta, OK to begin working as an associate dentist, with a special focus on Straight Wire orthodontics. He trained under one of the best general dentist-orthodontist mentors, Dr. Robert Gerety, and later bought his practice. After working 11 years in Henryetta, a special opportunity came his way – a chance to work in the oilfield afterall, due to his father’s ailing health. Within 7 years John had drilled wells, bought production and assumed his father’s position of President at Landers Oil and Gas in Okemah, OK. Upon his father’s passing in 2015, John began transitioning back into dentistry even before the oil company was sold. Today John performs children’s dentistry with his best friend, David Freet, DDS in Tulsa and sees adult patients at the office of Michael Toole, DDS. In his spare time he serves as chairman of the board of the Philip E. Landers Foundation and operates the most fun transportation service in Tulsa, TulsaPink.limo which has two pink limos rolling around the mean streets of T-Town. He and his wife of 20 years are raising three teenagers together, his middle with cerebral palsy. John enjoys traveling, volunteering and mentoring. You can reach him at email@example.com