Meet Dr. Moriarty and His Team
Meet Dr. Patrick Moriarty
I have been providing high-quality dental care to the people of Lawrence for more than 20 years. It has been my pleasure to become a trustworthy member of the community, and I have enjoyed seeing many families grow up within our practice. I participate in a wide variety of continuing education in the field of dentistry and dental specialties. I have always had a keen interest in new technologies and advances, and am currently active in CEREC® in-office ceramic restorations and implant replacement therapies.
I am married to my wife Robyn, and am the proud father of six children and seven grandchildren. I enjoy radio-controlled model aircraft, hunting, fishing, sport shooting, golf, and gourmet cooking. I am also committed to improving the lives of people in my own community as well as in developing countries. I have participated in medical and dental missions that included trips to Pine Ridge Reservations in South Dakota and numerous missions to Haiti, Kenya, and Brazil through Methodist and Catholic charity organizations. Dr. Moriarty currently serves on the Board of Directors for Delta Dental of Kansas, Pinnacle Career Institute, as well as serving on the board of Family Promise of Lawrence.
American Dental Association
Academy of General Dentistry
International Dental Implant Association
Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation
Greater Kansas City Dental Society
Douglas County Dental Society
Chicago Dental Society
Dr. Moriarty talks about his mission trips.
My name is Betsaida Lopez. My family & friends call me Betsy. I am a dental assistant. I have been an assistant since 2017. I’ve always known that I love making people laugh and smile. My mom has been an assistant for over 20 years, so I would say I am following in her footsteps. I absolutely love my job and position. This job genuinely makes me happy. I treat every patient like a family member. I love being able to help bring back smiling.
My time outside of the office is spent with my loving husband, and our 3 lovely children. I have a 10-year-old daughter, Ja`Liana, and a 4-year-old son, Jy`Dinn. We love to read and watch movies together. I’m truly grateful to be a part of the Enhance Dental Team.
I have worked in dentistry since 1983 and joined Dr. Moriarty’s practice in 1997. I started working for Dr. Moriarty as a chair side assistant. Now, I am an Office Manager. One part of my job that I love is helping patients prioritize their treatment plan and work with their individual needs to get that treatment completed.
I feel so lucky to work with a great group of people who are not only my co-workers but also my friends.
I am married and a mother of four, a step-mother of three and a proud grandmother of nine! In my free time I enjoy playing golf and traveling.
My name is Diana Whiles and I am currently an Office Manager at Enhance Dental Care. I joined the Enhance Dental care team in January 2018 after leaving a 10 year position in Hospice Care. I feel very passionate about forming relationships with the people I work with as well as the patients we care for so Enhance Dental Care was a perfect fit for me.
I felt the welcoming feel of my new “work family” right away and have enjoyed being part of a team that cares for each other and the patients that come in every day. I commute to Lawrence every day from Kansas City, KS, where I have lived my whole life. I am married, have two children , a son (15) and a daughter (21) , and a sweet Boston Terrier named Maverick. We really enjoy spending time traveling, going out on the lake, and enjoying time with family and friends.
Registered Dental Hygienist
I began working in the dental profession in 2010 as a Certified Dental Assistant. I always knew I wanted to know more about the dental field so I expanded my knowledge in Dental Hygiene school at Ozarks Technical Community College in Springfield, MO and graduated in 2015. There is no better feeling than helping patients achieve a healthy smile. I love getting to know all of my patients and helping them overcome and fear, anxiety or struggles pertaining to their oral health. Working with Dr. Moriarty and the rest of the staff is a blessing. Everyone here is caring, compassionate and all have the ultimate goal of helping patients better themselves through optimal oral health care. I am married and have a wonderful baby boy who amazes and inspires my husband and me every day. We love spending time together as family, whether it’s at the lake fishing or just watching movies or playing card/board games at home but our most favorite activity is playing with our son, his belly laughs make any day a great day.
Registered Dental Hygienist
I started in the dental hygiene field in 1999 when I graduated from WSU with a Bachelor’s of General Studies with an emphasis in chemistry and biology and an Associates in Dental Hygiene. I have always worked in a general practice and I enjoy seeing a variety of patients. I like having the one on one experience and being able to develop a relationship with each of my patients. It is my desire to help them achieve their optimal oral health, and to assist them in realizing their oral health contributes to their overall well being. When I am not in the dental office I enjoy cooking, baking, reading and watching movies. I have two awesome sons who are the light of my life. They both are recent college graduates and divided our house between K-State and KU. Since becoming an empty nester I have adopted a precious little kitty named Stormie and an older Chihuahua named Phoebe.
Hi, my name is Rachel, I started working here for Dr. Moriarty in Jan 2020. I have been a dental assistant for the past 23 years. I graduated from high school with an art scholarship. I also attended Washburn University in Topeka, KS. I feel that my art background has really helped me in my career in dentistry. I have lived and worked in Missouri and Kansas. I am new to the Lawrence area. I have 1daughter that is in college. I am engaged to my long time boyfriend. I truly love and enjoy my job. I feel that my true passion in life is dentistry. I enjoy working with my boss, my staff, and my patients. I look forward to meeting you and working for you. Hope to see you soon.
Even as a kid I was a weirdo who enjoyed going to the dentist! So, it was an easy occupation choice for me and my heart is definitely in it. My career as a dental assistant began in 2012. I love working in a field that allows me to constantly learn and grow.
Getting to connect closely with so many individuals makes my heart happy and working in people’s mouths is a blast. I truly love it.
I was born in Ponca City, OK but mostly grew up here in Lawrence, KS. After high school I had the opportunity of living in multiple different states. I moved around from California, Utah, Colorado, and Oklahoma. I love hiking, traveling, and experiencing new things. That is why I am always looking forward to and planning my adventure!