135 North Arlington Heights Road Suite 150
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089

Practice Philosophy

At Moats Dental, we provide excellent dental care with the most advanced materials and equipment. Our desire is to serve you with comprehensive services while developing a long-term relationship. Our dental team is committed to our patients, assisting our dentist with individualized treatment plans based on the needs our patients. When you visit Dr. Moats Dental, we will conduct a thorough review of:

  • Your dental condition
  • Medical records
  • Blood pressure
  • Condition of gums
  • Screening for TMJ
  • Dental restorative history
  • Oral cancer exam with Velscope

Our dentist will also order X-rays and provide diagnostic models and photographs, as well as go over treatment goals with you and the types of care we implement in our periodontal hygiene department.

Because you are our top priority, you come first, although we give to our community both professionally and personally. We look forward to a long-term relationship with you!

Michael E. Moats, DDS

Dr. Michael E. Moats has been practicing for more than 30 years in the Buffalo Grove area. Dr. Moats is a general practitioner who also focuses on cosmetic and reconstructive dentistry. After receiving his Bachelor of Science degree from Davidson College in 1969, Dr. Moats taught biology and chemistry at New Trier West High School from 1969-1973, gaining an appreciation for communication and education.

Dr. Moats graduated cum laude from Loyola University School of Dentistry in 1977, where he received the school’s highest clinical award. Since that time, he has remained a prominent influence in his profession, receiving numerous awards.

In 2002, Dr. Moats was selected as the Grand Prize Award Winner in the Smart Practice national photo contest, showcasing “before” and “after” pictures of cosmetic dentistry. He repeated the feat in 2003. Time after time, Dr. Moats’ cosmetic work has received praise not only from his professional peers, but more importantly from his “happy, smiling” patients.

More recently, Dr. Moats was invited to guest author in a recent issue of the Contemporary Esthetics and Restorative Practice dental publication on an exacting procedure that he successfully performs routinely. This procedure can improve the overall dental health of a patient in one appointment.

Dr. Moats remains active in professional societies and in 1992 was elected to the American Academy of Dental Practice Administration, whose focus is education, excellence and the exchange of knowledge. With only 270 members allowed in the AADPA internationally, they are considered to be a preeminent group in dentistry.

He is honored to have been selected yearly as one of America’s Top Dentists by the Consumer’s Research Council of America.  His inclusion began in 2008. Dr. Moats has also been given the Super Service Award for General and Cosmetic Dentistry by Angie’s List annually since 2011.

Dr. Moats has also been involved in Buffalo Grove community activities, including Omni Youth Services, Rotary Club of Buffalo Grove and Midwest Epilepsy Center.

Dr. Moats and his wife have been involved for many years in the breeding and showing of top winning Doberman Pinschers.

Meet Our Team

We would love for you to meet our dedicated and experienced dental team at Moats Dental. These ladies keep our dental office running smoothly and without problems or delay. They are an integral part of our practice and to Dr. Moats Dental especially, who provides top-quality dental care in Buffalo Grove, Illinois.

Janet – Dental Hygienist

Janet has been with our team for since 2004, and loves our patients and the quality of work provided by Dr. Moats. She attended the Harper College Dental Hygiene Program, and has practiced dental hygiene for 37 years, 15 of which were at a periodontal office. Janet takes the time to get to know each of her patients personally, and works hard to care for them both medically and dentally.

Janet has been married to her husband Bernie for 33 years. They have 5 children, 2 of whom are married.

Jenny – Front Desk Administrator

Jenny has been with our team for 3 ½ years. She received her CDA early in her career, but then transitioned to front desk administration. Jenny works hard to keep every aspect of Moats Dental running smoothly. She loves being part of an integral team where everyone contributes to patient care, comfort, and satisfaction, and where everyone truly cares for their patients and does everything possible to ensure their dental health.

Jenny and her husband have 2 sons and a new granddaughter. She loves movies and reading, and feeding her animals in the backyard, especially her birds.

Nancy – Certified Dental Assistant

Nancy joined our team in in 2016. She received her certification as a dental assistant during high school, after attending dental assisting school for 2 years, and began working as a dental assistant at the age or 17. She has 31 years of experience in the dental field. She enjoys coming to work with her coworkers, and cares for each of our patients from the moment they walk through the door, working to help them be happy and healthy and inspired to feel better when they leave our office.

Nancy and her husband, Bob, have been married for 26 years. Bob works for an asphalt company out of Palatine. Together they have one daughter, Courtney, who graduated from Eastern University with a degree in business. Outside of the office, Nancy enjoys working in her yard and garden, and walking.