Since 2006 when James C. Morrison, Jr., D.M.D. opened his first Endodontic practice, Moberi Endodontics, in northwest Houston, he has been a preferred provider among patients and referring dentists. “I understand that a patient in pain is a patient in need,” says Dr. Morrison, “so we see patients right away.”
His philosophy of not making patients wait continued when his second practice, Greater Houston Endodontics, in the Galleria area was opened in 2007.
Second to timelines, or perhaps equal to it, a stellar team is another reason the Moberi group of practices receives high praise from both practitioners and patients. Not only are Moberi team members knowledgeable and compassionate, Dr. Morrison selects individuals who are charismatic and driven.
“When you’re listing options for a good time, having a root canal never makes the list. So, when someone comes to a Moberi practice, I want the experience to be as pleasant as humanly possible,” he says.
The two practitioners joining the Moberi Dental Specialties team embrace Dr. Morrison’s approach to superlative patient care.
For Dr. Morrison, Endodontics is a combination of art and science, and the ideal outlet for his talent and temperament. After completing dental school at the University of Pennsylvania, a passion and respect for the methodical, scientific approach he takes toward treating patients was more deeply rooted in him during his Endodontic residency at Boston University School of Dental Medicine Department of Endodontics. “As an Endodontist, I get to be the player who saves the game. I like that.”
Throughout his life, Dr. Morrison has played to win. The eldest son in a family of two boys, his father implanted an ethic of hard work while his mother nurtured his innate belief that no dream is too big to achieve. “It wasn’t until I was in college,” he says, “that I realized the family dynamic that I thought was ordinary was really quite extraordinary.”
Lettering in both football and baseball at the University of Pittsburgh, James Morrison, Jr. was also an accomplished scholar. His experience as an athlete scholar, however, is more the exception than the rule. “Athletes not being scholastically sound is a huge issue,” he observes. “Too often there’s not as much attention on the academics as on the sports. Kids are being pushed through the system and end up not graduating or matriculating with meaningless degrees.”
True to the value set his father, a teacher and high school coach, and mother, a college administrator, engrained in him as a child, Dr. Morrison saw a problem, set a goal to do something about it, and is diligently working towards implementing that solution. He is the founder of Team Moberi Scholastic Sports Development.