Meet the Doctors
Sean Moriarty, DMD
A native of Pennsylvania and a graduate of The Pennsylvania State University, Dr. Sean Moriarty is proud to conduct business and raise his family in Lancaster County. He owns and operates two thriving dental practices; Mor Smiles in Lititz, PA and Ephrata Family Dentistry in Ephrata, PA. He takes great pride in offering his patients the highest level of clinical care in a calm, relaxed environment. He is also grateful to have two amazing teams of assistants, hygienists and support staff that enable every patient to have a world-class experience.
After graduating from Penn State, Dr. Moriarty attended the Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry at Temple University. Before graduating with his Doctorate in Dental Medicine, he was a member of the Oral Surgery Honor Society and served as President of the Endodontic Honor Society. He also conducted extensive research in the graduate endodontic clinic. Most importantly, he was inspired to maintain a life-long commitment to learning to ensure he is well-versed and trained on the latest dental research and techniques.
Since becoming a full-time dentist in 2006, Dr. Moriarty has completed in excess of 100 hours of continuing education on an annual basis. Most of this focus has been on advanced procedures such as the placement of dental implants and IV sedation, which allows him to provide a more comprehensive range of treatment options to his patients. He is proud to participate in two of the most prestigious professional development programs in dentistry – the Kois Center in Seattle, WA and the Spear Institute in Scottsdale, AZ. Dr. Moriarty was hand-picked to join an exclusive study club through Spear Education with Imtiaz Manji, former CEO of Spear Education. He currently serves as the co-leader of the local Spear Study Club and is also an active member of the Pennsylvania Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry.
Dr. Moriarty works hard to raise public awareness of the benefits of great dental hygiene and is very proud to support his local and global communities. Making a difference in the lives and smiles of others is what drives Dr. Moriarty on a daily basis. He is honored to serve with the Open Wide Foundation, an organization that supports communities in Guatemala that typically do not have access to dental care, communities that have never seen or been treated by a dentist. The Open Wide Foundation was founded in 2011 and its mission is to significantly impact oral health for communities in need, with access to better dental care.
Dr. Moriarty also enjoys giving back to his local community each year by providing dental care for individuals who reside at the Water Street Mission and by providing Free Dentistry Days at Mor Smiles. The Free Dentistry Days provide dental care to 75 patients throughout the course of three days. This community outreach effort is supported and staffed by the entire team at Mor Smiles and the Sedation Consulting Group. All dentists who volunteer their time and talents for the Free Dentistry Days complete dental procedures by utilizing IV sedation to ensure a positive, peaceful experience.
Away from the office, Dr. Moriarty and his wife, Ashley, are devoted to raising their family; Mia, Charlotte, and Conor, and their two loyal dogs. In addition, he enjoys golf, tennis, traveling, and flying airplanes.
Zachary Emerson, DMD
Ephrata Family Dentistry would like to introduce you to Dr. Zachary Emerson!
Originally from West Chester, Pennsylvania, Dr. Emerson is a graduate of Penn State University and received his Doctor of Dental Medicine from Temple University. He has been practicing in the Pocono area for the last few years, where he has occasionally been able to hit the slopes on his snowboard. Dr. Emerson always knew he wanted to be a dentist, despite majoring in Food Science. Being a “foodie”, he says his best dish is his Italian seasoned chicken. He tries to eat healthily, but if pressed will admit that he enjoys Chick-Fil-A and claims to only have a sweet tooth at Christmas time.
Dr. Emerson likes being outdoors, plays hockey and runs when the weather is nice. He enjoys watersports and wakeboarding. Some of his favorite vacation destinations are Pacific Beach and Laguna Beach in California, where he recently learned to surf! He follows football and is an Eagles fan. A BIG movie buff, some of his favorite films are the James Bond series. In true 007 style, he is a fan of sports cars and favors Porsche and Audi.
Dr. Emerson is recently married. He and his new bride Elizabeth spent their honeymoon in Disney. He said that he was not a big Disney fan before, but he is now. When asked what Disney character he would be, he said he is not sure, he doesn’t know them all that well, but he would definitely be a hero.
Dr. Emerson is excited to join our team and looks forward to learning some fun facts about you too!