Dr. Kära Keel Moody
My love for dentistry...
comes from a basic desire to help people in a way they can’t help themselves – improving the function and appearance of their teeth. I enjoy getting the opportunity to change some people’s mindset about going to the dentist. For those who dread going, I like to help them develop a new and positive attitude about dentistry.
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We have a great balance in our practice – it’s a fun, friendly, yet professional environment that puts our patients instantly at ease and makes it enjoyable for us to come to work.
If I could speak directly to a patient that is afraid of coming to the dentist, I would tell them…
So many advances have been made in dentistry – from the delivery of anesthetic to our equipment and materials – dental procedure have become much more comfortable and are done in a shorter amount of time. We are also sensitive to patients’ dears and can tailor appointments to meet your needs, whether it is with “laughing gas” or headphones to block out the noise.
It is wonderful to help patient that have been self-conscious about their smile because of missing, crooked, or discolored teeth. Once we complete their work, and they look in the mirror, the transformation of their face and their new smile is a very powerful and touching experience for all of us.
Dr. Moody was born in Chicago, IL yet moved at a very young age with her family to Marietta, GA where she graduated from Wheel High School. She went on to receive a B.S. in Biology from Piedmont College in Demorest, GA where she currently serves on the Board of Trustees. In 1998 she received her D.M.D. from the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, then continued on to complete the General Practice Residency (GPR) program further expanding her clinical skills.
Dr. Moody stays active in her neighborhood, often volunteering in her local community activities. She also gives time to Piedmont College – in addition to the Board of Trustees – as a member of the Alumni Board of Directors, which she has been a part of for almost 15 years. Dr. Moody and her husband, Chad, enjoy travelling, fitness, the Arts, and of course spending time with their family, friends, and their rescue dogs, Billie and Jack.
Dr. Moody is a member of the American Dental Association, Georgia Dental Association, Northwestern Dental Association, as well as the Hinman Dental Society. She is always staying current with the latest techniques in dentistry while attending advanced training and continuing education throughout the year.