Come to Pediatric Dentistry of Central Georgia – You’ll notice the difference.
Three important events helped shape Dr. Moore’s career.
The most important events were the births of Dr. Moore’s sons – Graham and Charlie. As a parent herself, Dr. Moore understands parents’ desire to be involved in their children’s dental care decisions. She always encourages parents to ask questions and be present during dental visits.
Before becoming a parent, Dr. Moore was invited to serve on two missions trips to Peru and Ecuador. The experiences she had working with children in dire need of dental care convinced her that she had chosen the right career. “I saw such strong family support,” she recalls. “Dad and mom were always present, and they were so appreciative of everything we did.” Today, that is reflected in the practice’s open door policy, where parents are encouraged to participate fully in their children’s dental care.
After graduating dental school at the Medical College of Georgia, Dr. Moore completed an additional two years of training to become a pediatric dentist and is now a Diplomat of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. She came to the middle Georgia area after marrying her husband Cory, who was raised in the area.
What drew Dr. Flournoy to this practice was the signature approach we take to pediatric dentistry.
Dr. Megan Powers Flournoy graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology in 2007. She received her dental degree from the Medical College of Georgia in 2013 and then completed a two-year residency in pediatric dentistry at Georgia Regents University.
Throughout her life, Dr. Flournoy has always stayed involved in children’s lives through her involvement in community service and church activities. During pediatric residency, her experiences treating children with various medical, emotional, and developmental conditions have strengthened her love for pediatric dentistry and her commitment to treat patients with comprehensive and advanced care. She has also had extensive experience with treating dental trauma and patients under general anesthesia at both the Children’s Hospital of Georgia (GRU) and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite and Egleston.
Dr. Flournoy is married to Jef Flournoy, who grew up in Macon, and they have three sons. As a mom, she understands the unique compassion needed to treat young children and loves watching families grow. Originally from Barnesville, GA, Dr. Flournoy is very excited to return to the middle Georgia area!
After all, you care enough about your child’s health to visit a
pediatrician. Just as pediatricians are trained to meet a child’s
medical needs, a pediatric dentist is specially trained to meet the
unique treatment needs of children.
A pediatric dentist knows how to put children at ease. Sure, it
helps to have a gentle touch and a special way with kids, but Dr.
Moore has also received specialized training that recognizes the
unique qualities of children and how to make them feel comfortable.
She is also trained and qualified to treat special needs
patients, such as children with autism, ADHD and Downs
Children, pre-teens and teenagers all need different approaches
to guiding their dental health and oral-facial development. Our
job is to keep them healthy now — and help them avoid future
Unfortunately, dental problems can begin early in life. For
instance, tooth decay is more common with children who have
frequent and prolonged breast milk feedings or who receive juice
in nighttime bottles. Older children can easily develop poor
brushing and flossing habits or prolonged and troublesome
thumb sucking. Early dental visits can help address and prevent
these and many more issues.
Truth is, your child’s dentist knows that these teeth are important
for your child. Healthy primary teeth allow normal development of
the jaw bones and muscles, save space for the permanent teeth
and guide them into place. A child who can chew easily,
speak clearly and smile confidently is also a happier child.
As you join your child for a first visit, you will learn together. We will gently examine your child’s teeth and gums. Depending on the child’s age and oral health, x-rays may be taken in order to reveal decay and check on the progress of your child’s permanent teeth. Most important, we will review with you how to clean and care for your child’s teeth at home.
As early as age two, we may clean your child’s teeth and apply topical fluoride to help protect the primary and the developing permanent teeth against decay. We will assess whether your child is receiving adequate fluoride in their drinking water. At some point, we may recommend sealants to protect decay-prone back teeth. Tooth sealant bonds into the grooves of the chewing surface to help prevent the formation of cavities.
Finally, we teach your children good eating habits and home care
to take care of their teeth for a lifetime of good dental health.
*We are in network with most Aetna PPO and Cigna PPO plans. If you have a question about this, we are happy to call to determine whether our office is in network with your specific plan.