Dr. Moody's Story

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Meet Justin D. Moody, DDS

Dr. Moody grew up on a ranch just outside Crawford, Nebraska where his family has called home for 6 generations. He graduated from Crawford High School in 1989 and attended the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, studying Biological Sciences. In 1997, he graduated from the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center College of Dentistry with his doctorate. While in dental school he was awarded the National Disaster Medical System Appreciation letter for his efforts during the Oklahoma City Bombing, the Teledyne Removable Prosthodontic outstanding student award, the Oral Pathology outstanding student award and completed a mini residency in the Advanced Education in General Dentistry department.

Learning didn’t stop after graduating from dental school, Dr. Moody knew that incorporating dental implants into his practice was the right thing to do for his patients. He attended the prestigious Misch International Implant Institute where he was awarded a fellowship and mastership. Once a month for a year he flew to Atlanta Georgia to attend the AAID maxi-course residency at the Medical College of Georgia. That education and countless other courses and seminars gave Dr. Moody the knowledge and experience to become one of the leading dental implantologists in the United States. He has earned Fellow and Diplomate status in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, Fellow and Associate Fellow status in the American Academy of Implant Dentistry and was one of the youngest Diplomates in the American Board of Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry. Dr. Moody is adjunct faculty at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, a Mentor at the Kois Center in Seattle Washington and recently became an Honored Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry.

Providing quality dental care to rural America is a priority of Dr. Moody’s, he is the owner of Horizon West Dental group which has multiple locations in western Nebraska providing state of the art dental care with the latest in technology by some of the most highly trained dentists around. In 2008, Dr. Moody limited his practice to the field of dental implants by opening the first Dental Implant Center in Rapid City South Dakota. Today, there are multiple centers in the Midwest providing cutting edge dental implant care to thousands of patients. Understanding how important continuing education is to today’s general dentists, Dr. Moody founded Implant Pathway in 2014. The curriculum and vision for Implant Pathway came from the many amazing dentists Dr. Moody learned from over the years and is now proud to call many of them faculty.  

Live surgery training has always been the best form of learning. In 2017, Dr. Moody helped found the New Horizons Institute in Tempe Arizona. This 501(c)3 non-profit clinic was designed to help those who can’t afford dental implants as well as the day to day dentistry involved with the treatment. It is here that the Implant Pathway attendees can gain the valuable live implant training while helping the most deserving people right here in the USA. Today, Dr Moody calls Scottsdale, Arizona home where he devotes his time to Implant Pathway and New Horizons Institutes, and continues to see patients in his private practices.

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Justin Moody becomes Dr. Moody

Dr. Justin Moody graduated from the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center College of Dentistry in 1997. Early on, he knew he wanted to impact as many lives as possible with his skills. His first endeavor was private practice. But the more patients he saw, the more he realized he need more training to offer the kinds of services that would be truly life-changing.

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Dr. Moody trains in implantology

Dr. Moody quickly saw a need for implantology services at his practice. He dove into CE courses and has spent hundreds of hours training at some of the most prestigious institutes in America. The goal was not only to become competent in placing implants, but to be one of the best sources of treatment for patients. Over the years, Dr. Moody has gained a wealth of knowledge and experience that he felt could help a larger community if it were shared.

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Dr. Moody founds Implant Pathway

Implant Pathway became the first series of courses that Dr. Moody offered when he finally opened the doors in Tempe, AZ. Since then, hundreds of alumni have walked out our doors and gone on to confidently offer implants for their patients. Thousands of implants have been placed in our facility during live surgeries. And millions of dollars in donated services have helped change patients’ lives.

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Enter New Horizons Institutes

Throughout Dr. Moody’s career, he saw how beneficial implant dentistry was for his patients, and knew that for some, dental implants would not be possible because of cost. The need for a non-profit was evident. Patients of New Horizons Institutes are able to receive services at a deeply discounted price while dentists of Implant Pathway perform the placement surgeries right here in the USA.

The Pathway officially launches

We announced our official rebrand to The Pathway and began offering a range of CE courses to accommodate the interests of our attendees, alumni, and mentors. As we grow in other areas of expertise, we hold on to Dr. Moody’s original mission — to offer life-changing dentistry to the community at large.