Dr. E. Drew Moore, DDS, MS, was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. After graduating from Texas Christian University and Baylor College of Dentistry, Dr. Moore was commissioned in the US Army as a Captain. He and his family served for 14 years on active duty in the Army Dental Corps. Dr. Moore served for 4 years in Germany. Drew and his wife, Jane, had their first child, Forest, during their time in Germany. MAJ Moore, Jane and Forest served in Texas, Hawaii and Korea, until 1999. The Moores then moved to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, where Dr. Moore did a 3-year surgical residency in Periodontics, earning his certificate and Master of Science in Periodontology from the Oklahoma University, College Dentistry where he graduated with honors. In Oklahoma City, Drew and Jane added two more children to the family, delivering Victoria in December of 1999 and Wyatt in July of 2001.
After the completion of his residency and the defense of his thesis in the summer of 2002, MAJ Moore and his family moved to Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. MAJ Moore attended the Command and General Staff College and served as the Vice President of the class of over 1200 majors and lieutenant colonels from the US Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard and Armies of 89 other countries.
The Moores then moved to West Point, New York, where they spent their last two years on active duty. Dr. Moore served as the Chief of Periodontics and was promoted to LTC.
In 2005, the Moores left active duty moving to Texas during Hurricane Katrina. Dr. Moore began his career in private practice of periodontics and became board-certified after his return to Texas. Dr. Moore transitioned into the TX ARNG in October 2005. LTC Moore took command of the 111th Multifunctional Medical Battalion. He is the only Dental Corps Officer to command any unit in the Texas Army National Guard.
LTC Moore and the 111th MMB, Alamo MED, deployed to Iraq where they had command and control of a Battalion Task Force of over 500 Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen in 14 Companies and Detachments and returned successfully from Operation Iraqi Freedom 08-09.
Upon the unit's homecoming, LTC Moore was promoted to full Colonel and was awarded the Bronze Star. COL Moore holds the Bronze Star, 2 Meritorious Service Medals, 3 Army Commendation Medals, 1 Army Achievement Medal, 2 National Defense Service Medals, 1 Global War on Terror Medal, and the Iraqi Campaign Medal. He has also earned the Expert Field Medical Badge and the German Sports Badge in Gold.
Dr. Moore spent 3 years as an assistant professor in the UTDB, Houston Periodontics Residency, mentoring future periodontics. Dr. Moore has lectured to many groups and study clubs, including active duty Army groups, civilian associations and American and Iraqi military and civilian dentists in Baghdad, Iraq. He is board certified and is a Diplomate of the American Academy of Periodontology and the American Board of Periodontology. Dr. Moore will soon join the local dental organizations.
Drew and his family are excited to be back in North Central Texas, where they can be closer to family and friends in Dallas, Fort Worth and surrounding areas. The Moore children attend Texas Christian University and Marcus High School.