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What is The Pathway?

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The Pathway is a continuing education program for dentists that was founded by Justin Moody, DDS. Dr. Moody’s vision is to give all dentists a pathway where they can improve their skills through continuing education and provide a hands-on component with live patients in the USA.

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How it Started

In 2017, Dr. Justin Moody founded Implant Pathway which is a continuing education company based in Arizona that teaches dentists how to place dental implants with a live surgical component. His program quickly took off in popularity as doctors were eager to learn new skills that could help them better serve their patients back home. Dr. Moody added additional courses to the mix like sinus grafting, complications, and soft tissue grafting as the demand for more knowledge grew.

How it’s Going…

Due to increased popularity, Dr. Moody opened the doors to different Pathways to accommodate dentists who weren’t necessarily interested in the surgical component of dentistry. This is where The Pathway was born. In 2021, Dr. Moody decided to change the name of his company from Implant Pathway to The Pathway to show that we aren’t just a continuing education program focused on implants — we are a continuing education program focused on all pathways of dentistry. Since then, we've added courses on CEREC, oral conscious sedation, and advanced restoration. As we continue to grow, we will offer new courses in different avenues of dentistry to allow everyone to experience The Pathway.

How it's Going

Due to increased popularity, Dr. Moody opened the doors to different Pathways to accommodate dentists who weren’t necessarily interested in the surgical component of dentistry. This is where The Pathway was born. In 2021, Dr. Moody decided to change the name of his company from Implant Pathway to The Pathway to show that we aren’t just a continuing education program focused on implants — we are a continuing education program focused on all pathways of dentistry. Since then, we've added courses on CEREC, oral conscious sedation, and advanced restoration. As we continue to grow, we will offer new courses in different avenues of dentistry to allow everyone to experience The Pathway.

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It’s been a long road,
and we’ve enjoyed every step

1997
Dr. Moody

Justin Moody becomes Dr. Moody

Dr. Justin Moody graduated from the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center College of Dentistry in 1997. Early on, he knew he wanted to impact as many lives as possible with his skills. His first endeavor was private practice. But the more patients he saw, the more he realized he need more training to offer the kinds of services that would be truly life-changing.

1998

Dr. Moody trains in implantology

Dr. Moody quickly saw a need for implantology services at his practice. He dove into CE courses and has spent hundreds of hours training at some of the most prestigious institutes in America. The goal was not only to become competent in placing implants, but to be one of the best sources of treatment for patients. Over the years, Dr. Moody has gained a wealth of knowledge and experience that he felt could help a larger community if it were shared.

2014
Implant Pathway office

Dr. Moody founds Implant Pathway

In an effort to share his knowledge and experience with other doctors interested in implantology, Dr. Moody founded Implant Pathway in 2014. Since then, hundreds of alumni have walked out our doors and gone on to confidently place implants, changing patients’ lives.

2017
New Horizons Institute office

New Horizon Institute is founded

Dr. Moody saw the life-changing benefits of implant dentistry, but knew that some patients would never be able to afford it. His solution was founding New Horizon Institute, a 501(c)3 non-profit dental and surgical clinic that provides affordable, comprehensive dental care to those who cannot afford private practice fees. With the help of our sponsors, and in partnership with The Pathway, the clinic is able to significantly reduce the cost of treatment.

2021

The Pathway officially launches

We announced our official rebrand to The Pathway and began offering a range of CE courses to accommodate the interests of our attendees, alumni, and mentors. As we grow in other areas of expertise, we hold on to Dr. Moody’s original mission — to offer life-changing dentistry to the community at large.

1997

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Dr. Moody

Justin Moody becomes Dr. Moody

Dr. Justin Moody graduated from the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center College of Dentistry in 1997. Early on, he knew he wanted to impact as many lives as possible with his skills. His first endeavor was private practice. But the more patients he saw, the more he realized he need more training to offer the kinds of services that would be truly life-changing.

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Meet the people behind
The Pathway

Austin Schmitt

Austin Schmitt

Chief Operating Officer

From the moment you register at The Pathway, Austin will be by your side to help you with any registration needs or questions you may have.

Justin Moody, DDS

Justin Moody, DDS

Founder

Dr. Moody grew up on a ranch just outside Crawford, Nebraska where his family has called home for 6 generations. He graduated from Crawford High School in 1989 and attended the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, studying Biological Sciences.

John Murphy

John Murphy

Media Production

John Murphy attended Chadron State College, earning his bachelor's degree in 2018 and his masters in Organizational Management in 2020.

Jeannie Chapman

Jeannie Chapman

CE Compliance Coordinator

Jeannie is on a mission to ensure compliance and quality education for all Pathway courses.

Brittany Geersen

Brittany Geersen

Director of Marketing and Outreach

Brittany Geersen is the Director of Marketing & Outreach at The Pathway.

Austin Schmitt

Austin Schmitt

Chief Operating Officer

From the moment you register at The Pathway, Austin will be by your side to help you with any registration needs or questions you may have.

Steven Vorholt, DDS

Steven Vorholt, DDS

Surgical Director

Dr. Steven Vorholt holds a simple goal – to provide all patients with a strong, healthy smile they can truly love.

Find your pathway

With over 20 courses, 15+ seasoned mentors, and new Pathways being added to our curriculum, you can explore new ways to enhance your offerings and gain the confidence to treat patients with the high quality care they deserve.

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