Paul A Moore

Paul A Moore


386 Salk Hall
Administrative Assistant
Donna Yurko


Dr. Moore received his DMD and a Ph.D. in Pharmacology from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine.  His professional career has included private practice in Oakmont PA, a hospital residency in dental anesthesiology at the Presbyterian Hospital Medical Center in Pittsburgh, a postdoctoral fellowship in chronic pain management at the University of North Carolina, and faculty appointments at Harvard School of Dental Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical Center, and Forsyth Dental Center.  During his extensive academic career, Dr. Moore has served as Director of the Oral Health Science Institute, Director of Research, Director of Graduate Education, and Chair of the Department of Dental Anesthesiology for the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine.  He is a member of the editorial boards of several journals including the Journal of American Dental Association.  He has recently been asked to serve on the U.S. Surgeon General’s Expert Panel of Prescription Drug Abuse.

Dr. Moore is active in clinical dental research, having served as the principal investigator of over 40 clinical research projects sponsored by the NIH as well as the pharmaceutical industry.  Additionally, he has authored over 250 scientific articles on clinical pharmacology/dental therapeutics in peer reviewed journals and has presented over 150 invited lectures throughout the world on the topics of local anesthetics, antibiotics, analgesics, sedation, drug interactions, and oral complications of diabetes.

Dr. Moore has been honored extensively over his professional career, receiving the Harold Loe National Scholars Award in 2000, the Distinguished Alumnus Award for Advanced Education at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine in 2005, and the Distinguished Scientist Award of the International Association for Dental Research PTTG section in 2006, and most recently, the Heidbrink Award for lifetime achievement from the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology and the Norton M. Ross Award for Excellence in Clinical Research from the American Dental Association in 2013.

University of Pittsburgh, BS 1969
University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine, DMD 1973
Academic Department: 
Dental Public Health