By Meredith Knight
It’s been a crazy year for the Moss family of healthcare heroes. With Mom and Dad an RN and family dentist respectively, one married daughter who’s an ER nurse, another married daughter who’s a hospitalist PA, and a son and daughter-in-law who are hospital scientific analysts with two small children, family get-togethers have been on the back burner. As if that wasn’t hard enough, the Mosses second grand daughter was born in the middle of the pandemic.
“We’ve managed two very short visits to Colorado in masks and shields—no kissing and snuggling like we wanted—with baby Molly and her big sister, Bonnie,” Polly Moss said. “It hasn’t been easy, but the good news is all of the above have had their vaccination now, so we’re planning a family gathering. We’ll finally get to kiss our Molly for the first time.”
This family calling toward medicine began when a young dental student met and fell in love with a recent nursing graduate. “We married three years later, and Polly’s been my rock, my inspiration, and my cheerleader ever since,” said Dr. Brad Moss. “We couldn’t be prouder that our kids have chosen to serve through medicine, too.”
When the Mosses began their family, they knew they wanted to return home to North Texas where Dr. Moss originally worked as a temporary dentist, traveling across DFW filling in at different dental offices. “It was an invaluable experience,” he said. “I could see how differently dentistry was being done. Some things I wanted to emulate and some I didn’t.”
30 years in private practice, Dr. Moss’ love of caregiving and lifelong passion for learning have served him well. He’s been blessed with a supportive patient care team and a growing patient base, often including three and four generations of family members. And when the pandemic hit, Polly put her 38 years of nursing to work helping screen patients and keep everyone safe.
“In these uncertain times, we’re all keenly aware of the importance of a strong immune system,” Dr. Moss said. “This makes preventative care and patient education all the more important. Research continues to link gum infections to many systemic health conditions, and we all need to stay as healthy as we can right now. By educating patients on the conditions of their mouth, we can be proactive, helping preserve natural, healthy teeth and hearty immune response.”
Since the practice reopened in mid-May, many patients have expressed their gratitude for how safe they’ve felt during their dental visit. “Our priority is everyone’s safety, and we’ll continue to act dynamically throughout this pandemic, “Dr. Moss said. “If you’ve stayed away from the dentist for one reason or another, you’re not alone. Our goal is to get you as healthy as possible, beginning with your oral health.”
Brad and Polly Moss make frequent medical mission trips to Guatemala and look forward to a time when it’s safe to return.
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1011 North Carroll Avenue
Southlake, Texas 76092