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Emerson Earl Moore(1924 - 2013)

Moore, Emerson Earl Emerson Earl Moore, DDS, BSD, MSD - CDR USN (ret), died, Sunday, at the age of 88. He was born in Fairland, IN on May 21st, 1924. Earl was one of the youngest Naval Aviators to fly fighter planes in the Pacific in WW2. He then flew the Berlin Airlift, from 48 to 49. He instructed Nationalist Chinese pilots in aviation and combat flying and flew in Korea. He attended Texas Christian University, and Baylor College of Dentistry, where he earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery. He spent some time with Dr. Debakey and others in Houston and made another study program and earned a BSD. His research into blood flow and other cardiac physiological areas was peaked by his invention of a blood flow meter, which was used in medicine for many years. Earl then earned his MSD in Periodontology, in 1959. He was the 4th trained periodontist in North Texas. He practiced for more than 50 years and taught in periodontics, and Hygiene, at Baylor and Carruth. He retired from the Navy Dental Corps in 1984 as a Commander (O-5). Earl holds several air medals and awards for the various Wars and campaigns in which he participated. Earl was a past President of the Dallas County Dental Society, President of the Berlin Airlift Veterans Association, and a Fellow of the American College of Dentists. He is survived by his wife, Betty Claire, sons, Tyler Police Officer, William Christopher, Chris' wife Kathy Moore, MD, their daughters, Lauren and Caitlin, and son E. Drew Moore, DDS, MS - COL, DC TX ARNG, his wife Jane, and their children Forest, Victoria and Wyatt. He had a stroke on the 26th of December and fought up until the end. We all loved him very much and he will be sorely missed. But, we know that he is made whole and is in Heaven. Memorial services will be held at Park Cities Presbyterian, at 2:00 pm, on Thursday, the 31st of December.

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Published in Dallas Morning News on Jan. 30, 2013
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