Dr. Elijah Stephens, DMD Cosmetic Dentist
• Brigham Young University’s
Marriott School of Business
• Midwestern University
College of Dental Medicine
• Cheering for the Georgia Bulldogs
Dr. Elijah (Eli) Stephens was born and raised in North Georgia. While living in the small community of Tate, he attended Pickens High School playing football, basketball, and tennis. After graduating from high school he volunteered to serve a two-year church mission helping the people of Chile. Upon returning from Chile, he attended Brigham Young University’s Marriott School of Business and graduated with a bachelor's degree in Management with an emphasis in General Business. While at BYU he served as the BYU Pre-Dental President and earned the Army’s Health Professions Scholarship. It was also during this time that Dr. Stephens met his wife, Ashley.
Dr. Stephens continued to further his education by attending Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine in Glendale, AZ. In addition to earning his doctorate, Dr. Stephens graduated from dental school as the honored recipient of the American Academy of Gold Foil Operators’ Achievement Award. He then reported to Fort Stewart, GA for active duty service with the US Army. While stationed at Fort Stewart he volunteered to assist in the Army’s humanitarian mission in Honduras and was selected to provide dental care to the impoverished children of Tegucigalpa, Honduras. When Dr. Stephens returned to Fort Stewart, he elected to attend the Army’s Air Assault School. Following his graduation from Air Assault School, he deployed to support Operation Anakonda in Poland, Germany, and Bulgaria for 4 months as the Brigade Dental Surgeon for the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division. While in Europe he performed dental procedures on US soldiers, civilians, and multinational forces in austere and challenging environments. Dr. Stephens remained stationed at Fort Stewart until 2017 when he was assigned to Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington State. He surpassed his military obligation and was promoted to the rank of Major. Despite Dr. Stephens’ exceptional experience with the military, he decided with his family to return home to Georgia, where they hope to settle down permanently.
Dr. Stephens enjoys spending time with his wife and 3 sons. When he isn’t working, he can most likely be found playing ball or wrestling with his boys. He also enjoys fishing, camping, hiking, and sports. He is a passionate Georgia Bulldogs fan. GO DAWGS!!
Dr. Shawn McMoran, DDS
• University of Central Arkansas
• LSU School of Dentistry
• University of Louisville
Dr. Shawn McMoran, a native of central Arkansas, graduated from Louisiana State University School of Dentistry in 1997. His undergrad was at University of Central Arkansas, Dental School at LSU School of Dentistry, Pediatric Residency at University of Louisville School of Dentistry. Over the next several years, Dr. Shawn had the unique experience of treating children at Arkansas Children's Hospital in his hometown of Little Rock, Arkansas. After 5 years of working with children in a hospital environment, Dr. Shawn decided to pursue the specialty of pediatric dentistry. He completed his 2 year specialty training in pediatric dentistry at the University of Louisville School of Dentistry/Kosair Children's Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky. Dr. Shawn achieved board certification with the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry in 2011 and is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the Southeastern Society of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Dental Association and The Georgia Dental Association.
He enjoys traveling, reading, cycling and just about all sports. He has lived in the Atlanta area since 2015.
Dr. Andrew Ray
• Brigham Young University
• Utah School of Dentistry
• Dental College of Georgia
Dr. Ray grew up down the street, in Norcross Georgia. Growing up he enjoyed playing basketball, competitive swimming, and any outdoor activity. As an identical twin, Dr. Ray’s also enjoyed switching places with his twin and seeing if or when people would notice.
After graduating Norcross High School, Dr. Ray attended Brigham Young University on academic scholarship. Dr. Ray graduated with honors and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Neuroscience and minors in both Chemistry and Business Management. Next came four years of Dental School at the University of Utah School of Dentistry. Dr. Ray graduated with many awards and honors but is most proud of the “Excellence in Orthodontics” award given to one student who excelled clinically in the field of orthodontics. Dr. Ray then returned home to Georgia to complete an Orthodontic Residency at the Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University.
Dr. Ray fell in love with orthodontics during his second year of dental school after attending a lecture that discussed how straight teeth and a pleasing smile boosts self-esteem and confidence. The lecture helped him realize that orthodontic treatment benefits all aspects of life; academically, socially, even professionally. Dr. Ray knew he wanted to build a career helping set people up for success in life.
In an effort to keep up with the ever-changing world of technology and continuing advances in orthodontic care, Dr. Ray regularly attends numerous training and educational seminars. He is also actively involved in many different orthodontic organizations, including:
- American Dental Association
- American Association of Orthodontics
- American Board of Orthodontics
- Southern Association of Orthodontics
- Georgia Foundation of Orthodontics
- Georgia Association of Orthodontics
- Georgia Dental Association
- Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society
Dr. Ray is constantly expanding his knowledge and is dedicated to providing the best state of the art care available. Dr. Ray looks forward to providing you with excellent orthodontic treatment.