Doctors Ed Moody and Beth Fancher are pediatric dentists specializing in the oral health of children from infancy through the teenage years. The doctors and staff have had special training which allow them to provide the most up‐to‐date treatment for a wide variety of children's dental problems. They are also trained and qualified to treat patients with special healthcare needs. Dr. Moody has been in practice in Morristown since 1985 and in 2016 moved into a new facility at 3005 West Andrew Johnson Highway. Dr. Fancher joined the practice in Fall of 2017.
We welcome you to visit and make Pediatric Dental Associates, Morristown your child’s dental home.
Dr. Moody has been in practice in Morristown since 1985 and in 2016, moved into a new state‐of‐the‐art facility at 3005 West Andrew Johnson Highway to allow for the continued growth of his practice for both patients and staff.
Dr. Moody was born in Teaneck, NJ, but grew up in Morristown and calls it home. When he is not helping children and families, he loves to play golf and watch SEC sports. He is married and has three grown daughters (and yes, they all have beautiful, healthy smiles).
Dr. Moody is a graduate of Auburn University and the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry, and received his certificate in pediatric dentistry from the Medical College of Virginia.
He has been certified by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) and the American College of Dentists. He has been a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry for over 25 years and is also a member of the American Dental Association and Tennessee Dental Association. He has served as President of the Lakeway Dental Society, the Southeastern Society of Pediatric Dentistry and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the preeminent organization of children’s oral health professionals.
Dr. Beth Fancher (Dr. Beth, as she prefers to be called) joined Pediatric Dental Associates, Morristown, TN in September 2017.
She was born and raised in Lebanon, TN and has recently relocated with her husband, a Knoxville native, and their daughter. When she’s not working, she loves traveling, reading, and watching college football.
Dr. Beth is a graduate of Vanderbilt University and the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry and received her certificate in pediatric dentistry from Louisiana State University.
While at University of Tennessee, Dr. Beth was awarded the Winfield Dunn Scholarship which recognizes students for their scholastic achievements and dedication to community service, and the Malcolm Overbey Leadership Award, given to the student who exhibits outstanding leadership potential and integrity. Following dental school, she completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency, served as a civilian dentist for the US Army in Germany, and then returned to Tennessee and worked in public health for three years before beginning her pediatric dental training.
She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), the American Dental Association and Tennessee Dental Association and has volunteered throughout the U.S. to provide dental services to those most in need.
Ashley has been an integral part of our team since 2013, and is the first smiling face you see when you enter our office.
She is originally from South Carolina but has lived in the great state of Tennessee since 2008. Ashley received her Associates Degree in Business Administration from Walters State Community College.
She is married and has one son. When she is not working, she enjoys reading, going to the movies and spending time with family and friends.
Connie is the newest member of Pediatric Dental Associates, joining the practice in May 2016. She brings with her over 15 years of experience in the dental field. She enjoys spending time with her husband and son.
Connie’s favorite quote: “Children are our most valuable natural resource.” - Herbert Hoover
Lucy is a Dental Hygienist and has been with Dr. Moody for 16 years. She received her Dental Hygiene degree from Florence-Darlington in Florence, SC.
She is married with one daughter (who is following in her Mom’s footsteps and currently pursuing a Dental Hygiene degree at ETSU). Lucy knew she wanted to work with kids because of her love of children and the rewarding and challenging environment it provides.
She is a believer in giving back and she enjoys donating time or money to several local and national charities.
When she is not working, she enjoys spending time her family, including her Goldendoodle Bentley, going to the beach (any beach), boating, camping, running and watching University of Kentucky Basketball.
Amanda McGill is excited to have joined the team at Pediatric Dental Associates of Morristown with Dr. Moody and the fantastic staff in the summer of 2017. She loves working with kids, so it’s a natural fit!
Amanda is from the Talbott area and went to school in west Hamblen County. She graduated summa cum laude from ETSU's Dental Hygiene program in 2013. She is a member at Lebanon Baptist Church in Talbott where she and her Dad both play the acoustic guitar and sing. She is also involved with the kids’ program, AWANA, at her church.
When Amanda is not at work she enjoys being outdoors and loves to spend her summers fishing, water skiing, camping and hiking.
Carrie has been with the practice for 15 years. She received her Dental Assisting license from Walters State Community College.
Carrie and her husband have one son, who was diagnosed with autism in 2014. Due to the challenges that come along with autism, Carrie has experience and insight into some of the challenges kids with special-needs face.
Carrie has always loved children, and as a former patient of Dr. Moody’s, she knew this was the field she wanted to work in. She is a huge animal lover, and she loves spending time with her Beagle named Piper.
Samantha (who goes by Sam) is originally from Columbia, TN, but she loves Morristown. She received her Dental Assistant license from Remington College in Nashville and has been with the practice since 2011.
She is married with three children.
Misty is a Registered Dental Assistant and has been a part of our team since 2012. She received her license from Walters State Community College in 2007.
When Misty is not assisting, she enjoys spending time with her family, friends and her dog.
She loves children and has always wanted to work with them in some capacity. At Pediatric Dental Associates, her goal is to make sure each child is as comfortable and relaxed as possible.
A pediatric dentist has had additional training (a minimum of two years beyond dental school) and the Pediatric Dentist and team are dedicated to helping children, from infants to teenagers (and their families), properly care for their teeth and gums and learn how to establish and maintain good dental health.
Being an age‐specific specialty, pediatric dentists receive extensive training in child specific skills such as behavior guidance, care of the medically and developmentally compromised and patients with special health‐care needs, supervision of orofacial growth and development, caries prevention, sedation, pharmacological management and hospital dentistry. These skills are applied to the needs of children throughout their ever‐changing stages of growth and development and to treating various conditions and/or diseases unique to the growing individual.
Because children are growing and changing so rapidly, establishing a dental home early (as soon as teeth are present and no later than age one) provides the best opportunity to intercept problems before they become serious and typically leads to children having fewer dental concerns as they mature.
Pediatric Dental Associates’ office is set up with fun activities for children, such as various playrooms (some with pre‐loaded, age‐appropriate video games) and exam rooms with TV monitors set up above each chair so that the patient can watch an age‐appropriate movie of their choice. Having a child‐friendly environment is an important aspect of taking the stress out of a child’s dental visit and everything about our office has been designed with that in mind.
We serve patients from all over the East Tennessee region, so give us a call at 423-587-1421 to schedule an appointment. The office is open Monday – Thursday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Fridays are reserved for out-patient surgical cases.