Meet the Doctors
Dr. Julie Buchanan
Dr. Buchanan is the daughter of Dr. Jon Y. Moody. She was born in Lincoln, Nebraska and she
grew up working as a dental assistant for her father in Holden, Utah where she graduated
Valedictorian of Millard High School. From there she attended Southern Utah University where
she graduated with honors earning a bachelor’s degree in biology.
Upon applying to dental school in 1999, Dr. Buchanan was chosen as one of only ten students
to attend the prestigious Regional Dental Education Program (RDEP). This program allowed her
to attend the University of Utah Medical School her freshman year. She then completed her
remaining three years of dental education at Creighton University School of Dentistry located in
Omaha, Nebraska. She also completed an externship in Maxillofacial Prosthodontics while in
Dr. Buchanan graduated from dental school and started practicing with her father in Saint
George, Utah in 2003. She is a member of the Spear Education Faculty Club and is a Spear
Study Club Leader in the area meaning she promotes the growth and education of local
dentists. She also continues her dedication to extensive continuing education and the use of
cutting-edge technology. This in conjunction with a new 2700 square foot state-of-the-art office
that she built with her father in 2007 allows her to offer her patients unparalleled quality and
professionalism in their care and treatment.
When not seeing patients, Dr. Buchanan enjoys photography, cooking, traveling and going to
the movies. She lists ‘Beauty and the Beast’ as her favorite movie. Her favorite food is anything
Mexican and especially Street Tacos! When asked what she likes best about Apple A Day
Family Dentistry, she says, ‘my staff. I work with the best!’ Dr Buchanan resides in Washington
fields with her two sons.
Dr. Jon Y. Moody
Dr. Moody has been practicing dentistry for over twenty-five years. He was born in Payson, Utah and grew up in Delta, Utah. He developed an interest in dentistry while attending Southern Utah University (SUU). After graduating from SUU, he was then accepted and graduated from the dental school at the University of Nebraska, home of the Nebraska Cornhuskers. He is still an avid football fan – Go Huskers!
His wife, Susan, and he then moved to Holden, Utah to raise their family and open the first Apple A Day Family Dentistry practice in Fillmore, Utah. Hopeful that he might someday be joined by his daughter, Dr. Moody opened a second An Apple A Day Family Dentistry location in St. George, Utah in 1997. In 2003, he welcomed his daughter back to St. George where they have been practicing together ever since.
Dr. Moody strives to be on the cutting edge of dentistry by attending continuing education programs offered through the American Dental Association and Academy of General Dentistry. He is excited to offer you the opportunity to experience the powerful combination of modern technology and an experienced touch.
In his spare time, Dr. Moody enjoys fishing, gardening, camping, and being with his grandkids. His favorite movie is ‘The Quiet Man’ with John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara. He also lists Thanksgiving Dinner as his favorite food and something unique about Dr. Moody is that he comes from a family of 11 children where he has seven brothers and three sisters.
Dr. Moody says the best thing about Apple A Day Family Dentistry is ‘the fun people I work with every day.’