Meet the Doctors

Dr. French Moore III

DDS - Abingdon, Virginia Dentist - COSMETIC DENTIST

French Moore III, DDS

French Moore III, DDS

Dr. Moore was born and raised in Abingdon, Virginia. He earned his B.S. in Biology from James Madison University and his D.D.S. from the Medical College of Virginia School of Dentistry in Richmond in 1982.  Upon graduation, he married Laura, the love of his life, and moved to Germany to serve three years in the U.S. Army Dental Corps. In 1985, he returned to Abingdon to join the family practice with his father, Dr. French Moore Jr.

After 38 years of experience, Dr. Moore continues to thrive in serving patients in Abingdon and surrounding areas, and enjoys staying current on the latest dental procedures and technologies.

Credentials:

  • Graduate MCV School of Dentistry, D.D.S.
  • Graduate James Madison University, B.S. Biology

Memberships:

  • ADA-American Dental Association
  • Virginia Dental Association
  • Southwest Virginia Dental Association
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • Christian Dental Society
  • Christian Dental Association
  • ICOI Membership

Dr. Stuart Lee Laningham

DDS - Abingdon, Virginia Dentist

Stuart Lee Laningham, DDS

Stuart Lee Laningham, DDS

Dr. Laningham grew up in Lee County, Virginia on the farm that has been home to six generations of his family. Upon graduation from high school, he attended the College of William & Mary, then transferred to the University of Virginia, where he received his Bachelor’s in Biology and graduated with honors.

In 2015, Dr. Laningham earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the School of Dentistry at Virginia Commonwealth University. It was here that he developed an avid interest and talent in restorative dentistry. While in dental school, Dr. Laningham was an active member in the Cosmetic Dentistry Club and served as a tutor for dental students who required remediation in operative and restorative dentistry.

Credentials:

  • Attended College of William & Mary
  • Graduate of University of Virginia, BS Biology
  • Graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry, DDS

Membership:

  • Cosmetic Dentistry Club

 

Dr. Benjamin Mavelil

DDS - Abingdon, Virginia Dentist

French Moore III, DDS

Benjamin Mavelil, DDS

Dr. Mavelil was born and raised in Dubai. He was born to Indian first-generation immigrants and has two brothers. He moved to India after high school to pursue dentistry. He completed 5 years of dental training and went on to complete a residency in Orthodontics. His clinical practice was primarily in Orthodontics for four years before he decided to come to the US to pursue professional licensure here. He graduated with a Doctor in Dental Surgery degree in May 2021 from Virginia Commonwealth University. Focused on holistic patient-centric dental care, he wants to help restore and maintain patients’ oral health using his education and experience.

Dr. Mavelil is energetic and committed to becoming a part of the Abingdon Smiles dental family and is excited at the prospect to meet new people and help them improve/maintain their oral health.

Credentials:

  • Meenakshi Ammal Dental College – Bachelor of Dental Surgery
  • Bharati Vidyapeeth University – Master of Dental Surgery (Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics)
  • Virginia Commonwealth University – Doctor of Dental Surgery


 

 

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Meet the Doctors

Dr. French Moore

Dr. French Moore III, DDS

Dr. Moore was born and raised in Abingdon, Virginia. He earned his B.S. in Biology from James Madison University and his D.D.S. from the Medical College of Virginia School of Dentistry in Richmond in 1982. Upon graduation, he married Laura, the love of his life, and moved to Germany to serve three years...

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Dr. Stuart Lee Laningham

Dr. Stuart Lee Laningham, DDS

Dr. Laningham grew up in Lee County, Virginia on the farm that has been home to six generations of his family. Upon graduation from high school, he attended the College of William & Mary, then transferred to the University of Virginia, where he received his Bachelor’s in Biology and graduated with honors...

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