Dr. Ethan Moulton graduated with Honors from the Medical College of Virginia -VCU School of Dentistry in 2001. He is a native of Teton Valley, Idaho and now lives in Ammon with his wife Angela and their five children. Dr. Moulton and his family enjoy the outdoors and he can often be found on his snowmobile or loading up the four-wheeler for some time in the hills.
Following Graduation in 2006, Dr. Moulton joined a group dental practice in Oklahoma City where he practiced full time as a specialist in periodontics. Dr. Moulton has extensive experience with 9 different dental implant systems. He is proficient in bone and tissue grafting, including sinus and ridge augmentation, for improved functional and cosmetic results.
Prior to opening his practice in Idaho Falls, Dr. Moulton had planned and completed the restorations on over 125 implants; and placed over 300 dental implants. It is rare to have a surgical specialist with this amount of comprehensive training prior to opening practice.
Dr. Moulton and his team are dedicated to helping the patients of their referring dentists achieve improved oral health, cosmetic improvement through periodontal surgery, and restoration of smiles and confidence through dental implant care.
RESIDENCY AND FELLOWSHIP TRAINING
- 1 year Advanced Education General Dentistry Residency 2002
- 1 year Comprehensive Restorative Dentistry Fellowship 2003
- 3 years residency in Periodontics and Dental Implant training at the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry 2003-2006
- Publications: Research related to dental implant surgical protocol.
- North American Society of Periodontists
- Spear Study Club Leader
- American Academy of Periodontology
- American Academy of Implant Dentistry
- Academy of Osseointegration
- Southwest Society of Periodontists
DENTAL IMPLANT TREATMENT
While the general focus of modern dentistry is to preserve a damaged tooth whenever possible, tooth loss can still result from decay, periodontal disease or injury. Possibilities for filling the gaps left by lost teeth were once limited to bridges or dentures; but they now include dental implants. Dental implants are posts that are surgically placed into the jawbone and function much like the roots of natural teeth. They can serve as anchors for crowns, bridges, or full and/or partial dentures depending on individual need. Because these “root replacements” actually fuse with the jawbone, the resulting “root” is very solid and stable.
ROOT COVERAGE GRAFTING
Dr. Moulton specializes in caring for patients who need root coverage grafts. In fact, it is one of his favorite types of treatment to offer to his patients. Depending upon the type and severity of your specific periodontal defect, there are several different types of root coverage treatments available. Dr. Moulton enjoys sitting down with his patients during an oral examination to determine which type of grafting procedure will give each individual the most predictable, best esthetic, long term outcome.
LASER ASSISTED NEW ATTACHMENT PROCEDURE
Dr. Moulton became the first dentist in Idaho certified to provide the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP) by use of the Periolase Laser. The LANAP protocol is a less invasive approach to periodontal pocket reduction, yet proves to have the same outcome (or better in many cases) as traditional periodontal surgery. While it is not always the best treatment protocol for every patient, ask Dr. Moulton if he would recommend it for you!Dr. Moulton takes the time to do a thorough medical and dental history review during all Comprehensive Periodontal Evaluations, and he dedicates time to get to know each patient personally in order to ensure that he meets their physical, emotional, and overall health needs through their periodontal treatment.