Marquette University News Release

Marquette alumni to give $1 million gift for dental school expansion

August 15, 2012

MILWAUKEE— Marquette University School of Dentistry alumnus Dr. Jeff Moos and his wife, Beth, have pledged $1 million to the school’s Building for the Future campaign. The campaign supports the school’s 40,000-square-foot expansion.

Jeff, a 1983 graduate of the dental school and 1979 biology graduate, is part owner and CEO of Midwest and Mountain Dental, a group dental practice with offices in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, New Mexico and Colorado. He also acts as Midwest Dental’s Chief Dental Officer, directing and guiding patient care and clinical services. Beth, a 1979 Marquette University physical therapy graduate, practices at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire, Wis.

Residents of Mondovi, Wis., Jeff and Beth met during freshman orientation at Marquette in 1975. Today, their oldest son is in his third year at the dental school, and another son will begin dental school this fall. Jeff’s uncle and two cousins are also Marquette dentists. For the couple, the gift to the campaign represents their appreciation for the value of their Marquette education.

“Our gift shows how important my Marquette education was in giving me an opportunity, and how I was able to put it to work. It’s a way of giving back. My position at Midwest Dental was put in motion by my dental education, and dentistry has brought me great personal reward and success,” Jeff said. “Beth and I have such respect for the values and foundation that Marquette provides. It’s a legacy for us, and we’re thrilled that our children will benefit from the same influences we did when we were in school.”

In recognition for the Moos gift, the dental school will name the faculty practice clinic in Jeff and Beth’s honor.  The faculty practice clinic is a full-service general dentistry and multi-specialty facility where the school’s faculty members provide dental care to the public.

“The faculty practice makes Marquette’s dental school an even more competitive place to attract and retain the best teaching professionals. Retaining the best dental educators is critical to the long-term, continued success and reputation of the dental school,” Jeff said.

Midwest Dental is also a significant benefactor to Marquette dental school both through scholarship aid as well their support of the Building for the Future campaign.

“I want to recognize our Midwest Dental Board of Directors for their support of both the dental students and the dental school,” Jeff said.

About Marquette University School of Dentistry
Founded in 1894, the Marquette University School of Dentistry is a fully accredited, nationally recognized school with a reputation for graduating highly skilled, caring dentists who give back to their communities. The School of Dentistry is Wisconsin’s only dental school.

One of the state’s largest dental Medicaid providers, the School of Dentistry treats more than 27,000 unduplicated patients annually in 64 of Wisconsin’s 72 counties.  The school operates a clinic on the Marquette campus and two others on the north and south sides of Milwaukee and is affiliated with four additional clinics serving underserved patients throughout the state.

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