Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Never Leave Your Child With Dr. David Moore, DDS

Remember Dr. David Moore, DDS, the dentist in Charlotte, North Carolina who was suspended a mere 6 months in 2006 for physically abusing several children?
One mother, Lachandra Beasley had filed a police report as far back as 2002 when her son, Tyreese has seen Dr. Moore. Tyreese had reported:
“I was struggling because everybody was holding me down-my arms and my shoes- so I kept struggling. He put something inside my tooth and started smacking me with gloves on.”
Tyreese’s mother said police were supposed to follow through on the complaint but she never received a follow up report from police.
I guess the police didn’t take the report about a dentist physically abusing a child very seriously back in 2002 and things haven’t changed much. Same with Keily’s mother who found her child was abused by Dr. Mike Kort in Bull Head, Arizona a few months back as reported and updated on this blog. (link)
Then in January 2006 WCNC TV in Charlotte reported Dr. David Moore had been suspended for 6 measly months for slapping, kicking, shaking, and pinching children. He reportedly banged children’s heads against chairs, pulling kids down on the chair with their ponytails, hit them in the forehead with his fist and grabbed them out of the dental chair by their necks and their upper teeth.
Dr. Moore, signed a consent order with the North Carolina Dental Board agreeing there were factual basis to the claims against him even though his attorney said he denied all the charges.
Few employees testify against Dr. Moore. However, at least two former employees, Tina Cooper and Meta Parsons talked to WCNC TV saying it was like working for Dr. Jeckyl and Mr. Hyde.
Cooper worked in Moore’s office for 10 years and Parsons worked there for five. Parsons reported she has seen him clamp his hand over the mouths and tell the children to shut up. She also said she had seen him pound on the children’s chests!
Both women reported they stayed as long as they did to try and protect the children under their care. Keepers of the child so to speak. Parson’s said her breaking point was when she found Dr. Moore sedating children without her presence and leaving them alone, unmonitored. These children could have died! Never leave your child alone with Dr. Moore!
Cooper left after testifying to the dental board. Both said it was tough for them to leave what they witnessed this doctor do to children behind them after they left his employment.
What ever happened to Dr. Moore, well he’s still in business. Yep, that's right. This dentist can do this, the dental board does little and the police do nothing!
He’s the top dog at Charlotte Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics with 3 locations:
Billingsley Medical Dental Center
411 Billingsley Rd.
Suite 106

Charlotte, NC 28211

(704) 377-3687
Mallard Creek Medical Park
10320 Mallard Creek Rd.
Suite 150

Charlotte, NC 28262

(704) 547-8438
Morris Professional Center
7215 Lebanon Rd.
Suite G
Charlotte, NC 28227
(704) 545-0390
Dr. Moore has a daughter named Ryan, wonder how he would like to have his daughter treated like he treated other children?
The Dental Board is ready and waiting for more reports of abuse by Dr. David Moore that could lead to further disciplinary actions, so if your child has been abused my Dr. Moore, I urge you to contact the police and the dental board as soon as possible.
Dr. Moore's license status says he's still under probation.

3 Must Read Comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the information. It is very scary to think this person is still able to see children who cannot defend themselves.

Anonymous said...

This is so disturbing. Children should NEVER have to be strapped down at the dentist. It happened to my child once and I was shocked during the event and outraged later when I took him to my own dentist who proved to me that children will cooperate, even a frightened young child who has been through a traumatic experience at a dentist, if they are treated with respect and kindness. I regret every day that my child ever had to endure a horrific event in a dentist office. My children actually enjoy going to the dentist now that they are under the care of a good dentist.

Anonymous said...

I have read all this and I've heard more about this doctor. I personally think Doctor David Moore doesn't need to be a dentist. I've heard through a reliable source that at one point doctor Moore had to pull a child's tooth, but when he went to pull it he didn't read any of the child's info from his file and pulled the wrong tooth out and played it off like nothing happened. I've have at one point taken my child to him and in my opinion my child wasn't treated well. My child told me he didn't ever want to go back. I also noticed that while I was in the waiting area I could see and hear how he treated his employees, treated them with no respect in my opinion. Now if he treats people that work for him like garbage then I can only imagine how he treats people he really doesn't know. Makes me think all that I've seen and heard and read about him is true. But like someone said, the dental board seems not to care about the safety of our children. They care more about keeping in good standing with doctors like these who will reelect them. I hope someone who reads all this and is considering taking their child(s) to this dentist.....I highly suggest not.