Highly regarded by patients and colleagues alike, Dr. Kirk I. Moran is a board-certified orthodontist with a reputation for providing exceptional orthodontic results. His dedication and compassion for his patients is readily apparent, and he takes pride in providing an exceptional experience for his family of patients. Dr. Moran focuses on technical excellence and stresses attention to detail, because there are no exceptions when it comes to providing quality orthodontic care for his patients.
Growing up in Antioch, Illinois, Dr. Moran knew from an early age that he wanted to be an orthodontist. After graduating summa cum laude from Illinois State University, he received his dental degree from Southern Illinois University, where he graduated first in his class. He practiced general dentistry in Janesville, Wisconsin, for two years before attending the University of Nebraska to obtain his specialty degree in orthodontics.
Throughout his orthodontic residency, Dr. Moran received several honors for excellence and once again graduated first in his class. Upon graduation, he decided to leave the cold and snow behind and moved his family to sunny Arizona to begin his career as an orthodontist.
Dr. Moran is proud to be a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, a distinction attained by only 20% of practicing orthodontists. He has been named a “Phoenix Top Dentist” by Phoenix Magazine, and was also chosen as one of “America’s Top Dentists.” Dr. Moran was inducted into the prestigious Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society, and is an active member of the American Association of Orthodontists, American Dental Association, Arizona Dental Association, Arizona Orthodontic Study Group, and Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists, as well as an Invisalign® Certified Provider.
Dr. Moran and his wife Pamela live in Peoria and are the proud parents of their two children, Aaron and Kayli. Pam is a speech pathologist and feels blessed to have been able to work with children in the community. Outside of the office, Dr. Moran enjoys golf, bike riding, hiking, tennis, and being out in the Arizona sunshine. He recently checked off an item from his bucket list by going skydiving with his staff. Most importantly, his absolute favorite pastime is spending time with his family.