by KATHY LOY

Very few people have naturally straight teeth so kids wearing orthodontia has become almost a rite of passage. It’s pretty common to see kids peering into the mouths of their friends, looking at each other’s new braces, mouth spacers or retainers. In our area, a name that is synonymous with orthodontics is “Moser”.

Noel Moser opened Moser Orthodontics in San Diego six years ago because she wanted her practice to be close to where she grew up (Escondido and Rancho Peñasquitos) and where she currently resides (4S Ranch). Ever since, these communities have been benefiting from her practice. Moser Orthodontics partners with PUSD elementary and middle schools to sponsor programs like Biz Town (a business program for 5th graders), fun runs, and dental education programs. Moser sponsors sports teams such as 4S Ranch soccer, basketball, volleyball, baseball, softball, water polo, and swimming, plus provides funding for sport field maintenance programs. “It is important as a business to give back to the local community,” said Moser.

Presently, they are on their 5th year of the Halloween Candy Buy Back Program – their biggest event of the year to help local schools. “Kids bring us their Halloween candy and we give their schools $1/pound of candy donated. All the candy collected is donated to the San Diego Rescue Mission and will be sent overseas to military troops. We collected over 2,500 pounds of candy last year and have donated over $5,100 to the schools over the last five years,” explained Moser.

Dr. Moser is keen on educating her patients as well. The Moser team regularly shares the importance of brushing, flossing and having a healthy diet with personal visits to classrooms, through their dental education program. As an incentive to the students, she is committed to donating $100 to a patient’s teacher or school when he or she begins interceptive/full orthodontic treatment. The donation is intended to apply toward advancing the level of education within the schools.

[quote]We wanted a way to reward positive dental behaviors and also offer a reward for helping their community while being a student star or flourishing athlete.
                              ~Dr. Noel Moser,
                               Moser Orthodontics[/quote]

Not only does Moser sponsor local programs, she also encourages her patients to be good citizens. The Moser “MO money” program lets kids and adults earn points on a credit card that can be redeemed for gift cards. Patients can earn extra points by completing community service, getting good grades, winning awards, and demonstrating good brushing and care of orthodontic devices. “We wanted a way to reward positive dental behaviors and also offer a reward for helping their community while being a student star or flourishing athlete,” explained Moser.

Dr. Moser and her staff feel that going to the orthodontist has never been so much fun! There is a latte machine and computer for adults in the lobby, and video games for the kids. Patient appreciation events have included fun at the Wave Waterpark and watching the final Harry Potter movie on opening night. These events and monthly contests are just some of the ways Moser Orthodontics have let their patients know they are their number one priority while Making Smiles Happen.

 

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Name of Business:  Moser Orthodontics
Owner/Manager:  Noel Moser
Years in Position:  12 years
Year at Current Location:  6 years
Address:   14701 Via Bettona, Ste. 205  San Diego, CA 92127
Website:  www.moserortho.com
Email contact:  info@moserorthodontics.com
Phone:  858-756-6878

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