More Smiles Dental Spa Dentistry Blog | James A. Moreau, Jr., D.D.S.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Dr. Moreau Certified in ACLS





Dr. Moreau has completed certification in the American Heart Association's Advanced Cardiac Life Support protocol as presented by the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation (DOCS) of which he is a member. DOCS tailors the extensive material specifically to dental office applications in compliance with requirements of the Louisiana State Board of Dentistry for dentists who administer oral conscious sedation in their dental offices. Dr. Moreau worked as a Basic Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) at both Charity Hospital and Mercy Hospital emergency rooms in New Orleans while in college and dental school. Through these experiences, Dr. Moreau recognizes the need for this training to benefit not only his patients but the community at large.











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Dental Dignitaries at NDA Dinner

The Northlake Dental Association (NDA) hosted area legislators at its annual Installation and Legislative dinner. Pictured are left to right, NDA President Dr. Charles Roy; State Senator Ben Nevers; Dr. Billy LeDoux; Dr. Moreau; Dr. Marija LaSalle, newly-appointed member of the Louisiana State Board of Dentistry; and Louisiana Dental Association President-Elect Dr. Marty Garrity of Baton Rouge. Dr. Moreau is the statewide coordinator for the American Dental Association's Grassroots Legislative Initiative. Attendees not pictured are State Senator Jack Donahue and State Representative Tim Burns.

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Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Payment Plans: 3 Months No Interest Now Available

We believe that everyone should be able to have the level of dentistry that we provide at MoreSmiles. So, for over a decade now, we've partnered with Care Credit to provide payment plans that help make our dentistry comfortable for every family's budget.

And now, we are able to offer 3 months interest-free with no minimum balance. This means that you can take 3 months to pay for any treatment received in our office...even cleanings, x-rays or dental products. Just ask us how to qualify for this interest-free offer.

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Sunday, January 20, 2008

Local Magazine Features Makeover Candidate


When "Inside Northside" magazine decided to plan a feature called "New Year, New You" and treat one of their readers to a makeover to start the year in 2008, they called Dr. Moreau for help with the dental part of the makeover. Back in November, we met with Dr. Eric Tabor, dermatologist, and reps from the magazine to view the applications and make recommendations for components of the makeover. Once the candidate was selected by the magazine's committee, we had less than one month (really more like 2-3 weeks) to complete the whole transformation. Kimberly Lambert, the chosen subject, underwent a comprehensive exam and cleaning in our office, followed by BriteSmile whitening. You can see the full story in "Inside Northside", Jan.-Feb. 2008.

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Monday, January 14, 2008

Dr. Moreau Named One of America's Top Dentists

We received notification today that Dr. Moreau has been selected for inclusion in the 2008 "Guide to America's Top Dentists." Selection for this honor by the Consumers' Research Council of America is based on a point value system that awards points for education, years in practice, affiliations with professional associations and board certifications.

The Consumers' Research Council of America is an independent research company based in Washington, D.C., that evaluates professional services throughout America. It's purpose is to help educate and assist consumers in obtaining the finest professional services. The Guide is made available to corporate human resource departments and consumers.

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Tuesday, January 08, 2008

How 'Bout Dem Tigers?!

I hate to say it, because anyone who knows me knows that I am an alum and eternally devoted fan of the Crimson Tide, but being a resident of Louisiana for almost 27 years now, The LSU Tigers have to be my #2 team. But today, they ARE the nation's #1 team!!

True, they had two losses this season, and both were in triple overtime. But, Tiger fans owe a debt to Alabama's QB (Sarah Jessica) John Parker Wilson...except for his fumble at the wrong end of the field in the Alabama/LSU game, LSU would have logged a 3rd loss! But, as it were, LSU was able to capitalize on that fumble and come from behind to beat Alabama in the final minutes of the game. I guess that's what you'd expect of a #1 team.

Also, I was very proud at the end of last night's game when, first the fans in the stands, and then the LSU team when gathered around the anchor desk for the closing comments, chanted "S-E-C!!" The SEC has to be the toughest conference in the nation! It's hard to emerge at the end of the season without an "L" ...even the SEC teams with the worst records can stand up against some of the better teams in other conferences.

And did anybody else notice the bling around Jamarcus Russell's neck while he was being interviewed? It said "Bama Boy" with a big (Crimson Tide) elephant head!! Nice of an LSU standout to give a nod to his Alabama roots! Thanks.

FOOTNOTE: Dr. Moreau, an LSU Dental School grad and lifelong New Orleanian, pledges allegiance to LSU, but under certain circumstances with proper arm twisting at home, he will support my Tide.

-Julie

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Monday, January 07, 2008

A Whistlestop Farewell to 2007

ALL ABOARD FOR A NEW YEAR AT MORESMILES!


Well, the Christmas tree has been stripped naked and dragged to the end of the driveway, and our college student daughter has returned to campus. But, I'm just not willing to concede 2007 just yet. As always, the last few months of the year became a blur. I look back and wonder why life has to pass so quickly sometimes. I want to hang on to 2007 just a bit longer and savor some of the wonderful experiences that came and went without the luxury of dwelling.

From a business perspective, not starting in order of importance, it was the most successful year ever for MoreSmiles. We exceeded all our goals, added a new fully-equipped operatory, continued to expand the services we are able to offer to patients with the dental laser technology and oral conscious sedation, and added two top-notch team members who you, no doubt, will come to love and appreciate as they make all your experiences at MoreSmiles even more wonderful.
Over the holidays, our entire team traveled together by train to a nearby city for a weekend retreat and Christmas shopping. Our daughter had traveled home from college one weekend on the train, and a couple of our team members commented that they had never ridden a train. So, we decided to plan a train trip in lieu of our annual Christmas dinner celebration.

What a fun weekend it turned out to be! And we were able to step back from the daily routine and take some fresh looks at how we can better serve our patients.
Dr. Moreau and Cindi make plans for 2008 on board Amtrak.

Left to right, me, Jill, Theresa, Melissa and Cindi wait patiently at the train station.


Jill's mom and grandmother came out for a quick reunion at the depot in her hometown as we passed through.








The travel time provided a great opportunity
for team training via laptop-viewed
continuing education DVD's.


The whole gang enjoyed the festive Christmas decorations at the hotel.






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