Meet Dr. Moriarty
Dr. Sarah Moriarty is a highly trained pediatric dental specialist and board-certified by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. Her passion for assisting atypical children was ignited while teaching swim lessons at the neighborhood lake in her hometown. After earning her doctor of dental surgery degree from West Virginia University, Dr. Moriarty moved to Maryland where she served as a general dentist for two years. During this time, she found her passion for pediatric dental care and determined that she wanted to exclusively treat children and individuals with special needs. She then returned to school and completed both her Master of Science in dentistry and pediatric dental residency at Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Dr. Moriarty excels at connecting with children of all ages and helping her patients experience the benefits of a healthy, happy smile.
Expertise and Affiliations
Throughout her career, Dr. Moriarty has focused her research on the behavioral guidance of dental anxiety and fear, and etiology and treatment of the gag reflex. She is inspired by the adventure experienced when working with children and has a profound passion for helping children enjoy positive, successful experiences within the dental environment. Dr. Moriarty has advanced expertise in treating children who have Autism Spectrum Disorder and is proficient at guiding them to progressively overcome dental anxiety. Additionally, she is a notable diplomate with the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and respected member of the American Dental Association. She maintains hospital privileges at Lancaster General Hospital to address the needs of children requiring more complex types of care.
Though she is a Massachusetts native, Dr. Moriarty has relocated to Lancaster, PA, which allows her to spend more time with her family. As foodies, she and her husband can be found taking in the culinary delights throughout the up-and-coming restaurants of Lancaster, as well as enjoying the art and music scene around town.