Paul A. Moore DMD, PhD, MPH
Professor; Pharmacology, Dental Anesthesiology, and Dental Public Health, University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine
“I am extremely pleased to have been nominated by Dean Thomas Braun and to be recognized by the officers and the members of the Pennsylvania Dental Association for this year’s Recognition Award. I have been a member of the ADA long enough to qualify for the senior dues rate, proving that good things like this honor may come your way if you live long enough.
My dental career began with a great education at Penn State University and the University of Pittsburgh. I was provided with an opportunity to earn a master’s degree in pharmacology during my clinical years. I will always be grateful to Dr. James Smudski who developed the program and created a vision for me to consider a career in academic dentistry.
I practiced general dentistry for several years in Oakmont, Pa., and much to my wife’s dismay, decided to pursue a full-time career in academic dentistry. Most of my career has focused on teaching pharmacology and dental therapeutics, providing anesthesia services, preparing grant applications, organizing clinical research projects, and publishing the findings primarily to dental practitioners.
Being recognized by one’s colleagues with this special recognition award is quite gratifying. Thank you all: my wife of almost 48 years, the members of the PDA, and the life-long learners of our profession.”