Dr. William Moorkamp
I became a dentist because I learned the rewards of patient care while helping my father develop x-rays at his dental office beginning at 12 years old. I was graduated from the University of Missouri Columbia with a degree in Psychology and a DDS degree from University of Missouri Kansas City, and established a solo private practice that continues today in Rolla.
Having spent 30+ years in a rural outstate practice I believe that patients are entitled to the best dental care regardless of geographic location. By respecting patients’ time and listening to individual concerns, I have helped many patients get healthier and achieve the smile they want. I have a firm belief that preventative and restorative dentistry can allow patients to keep their teeth for a lifetime.
I have actively pursued continuing dental education opportunities since arriving in Rolla. Each year I routinely participate in over 2 times the minimum for continuing education hours required by the state of Missouri. With over 1,500 hours of Continuing Education I have completed the Dawson series of post doctoral courses in restorative dentistry as well as the Pankey Institute continuum. I am a member of the American Dental Association, Missouri Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry and is a fellow of the American College of Dentists. I continue to be involved in professional study groups, both regionally and nationally and have also been an active teaching mentor with the Pankey Institute. I am a certified provider for “Invisible Orthodontics” with Clear Correct.
I have been married to my awesome wife Carol for 35 years. We have three children, Bill, Emily and Stephen. Our oldest son Bill is married to Emily Taylor, a pediatric dentist in Rolla. Our youngest son Stephen and our son-in-law Charlie have followed the career path of Dentistry and after post-graduate residencies both have returned to join our Dental practice. It is my honor to see these fine professionals follow a career path in preventive and comprehensive Dentistry continuing the care for patients who have come to trust this model for their Dental needs. As Dr. Charlie and Dr. Stephen join the practice it is our plan for them to take over the care of patients in the coming years as I become a part-time Dentist.
Our family enjoys many outdoor activities at the lake and river. I continue to be on the Centre Advisory and continue to be a member and past President of the Noon Kiwanis club since 1985.
My hobbies include: being a new Grandparent! outdoor activities, triathlon/multi-sport, hunting, fishing, canoeing/kayaking, boating, water/snow skiing, working for our son’s cattle operation on the family (“hobby”) farm, and handyman tasks. In addition, we enjoy traveling to see family outside of Rolla. Volunteering in the community is a priority for me as my life-long desire is to leave the world and our Rolla community better than I found it.