Traditional & Holistic Dental Care


Dr. Jessica Shireman DMD AIAOMT

Dr. Jessica Shireman DMD AIAOMT loves practicing holistic dentistry. She has been practicing holistic dentistry for over a decade. Her interest in dentistry started during her childhood and she has never looked back. She has a unique, patient-health-based approached to dentistry. She holds both SMART certification and is Accredited by the IAOMT in safe-mercury removal. She strives to keep up with safe and healthy dental treatments for patients. She has completed extensive continuing education in the Spear-based codiagnostic treatment planning methodology, ozone therapy and airway management and many other areas.

In her first years of practice, she focused on ensuring safety during mercury removals and the toxicity of fluoride. She enhanced her journey in holistic dentistry by understanding how airway issues can be the root cause of many holistic health issues. She understands how lifelong learning is important to the profession of dentistry and is always exceeding the annual requirements for continuing education. In the past several years, she has added many services to her practice including 3-D imaging, ozone therapy, zirconia implants, microscope identification of oral pathogens.

Dr. Shireman is originally from Kansas City, Missouri, where she demonstrated her commitment to research and health during a high school Americorps program. She got her undergraduate degree from Grinnell College, in Grinnell, Iowa and attended dental school at Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in 2009, where she served in many dental leadership groups. During dental school, she completed a one-year research fellowship through Howard Hughes Medical Institute where she did research at the National Institute of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. She holds numerous patents and publications. She completed one year of residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology.

Dr. Shireman enjoys traveling, cooking and hanging out with her husband and three kids Zachary, Samantha and Shane. In her free time, Dr. Shireman enjoys cooking, saltwater fishing and travelling. She has travelled to 5 out of 7 continents and one day hopes to visit the other two.

List, K, Currie, B, Scharschmidt T, Szabo R, Shireman J, et al.
Autosomal Ichthyosis with hypotrichosis syndrome displays low matriptase proteolytic activity and is phenocopied in ST14 hypomorphic mice. Journal of Biological Chemistry. E-published on October 27, 2007. Cover article.

Sulek, J, Wagenaar-Miller RA, Shireman J, Molinolo A, Masden DH, Engelholm LH, Behrendt N, Bugge TH.
Increased expression of the Collagen Internalization Receptor uPARAP/Endo180 in the Stroma of Head and Neck Cancer. Journal of Cytochemistry and Histochemistry. April 2007.

The effects of Oculo-Facio-Cardio-Dento Disorder (OFCD) on cell cycle regulation proteins. Poster Presentation. 42nd Annual Dental Students Conference on Research. March 2006.
US Patents: 20050061962, 20050121604.


Dr. Melanie Goforth-Moore DMD

Dr. Melanie Goforth-Moore is a Brunswick County native, born and raised in Boiling Spring Lakes, NC. She received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Goforth-Moore is a member of the inaugural class of the East Carolina University School of Dental Medicine where she received her Doctorate of Dental Medicine.

Dr. Goforth-Moore enjoys getting to know her patients and providing comprehensive dental care. She has a passion for cosmetic dentistry and takes pride in restoring health and confidence in her patients. Dr. Goforth-Moore believes in regularly attending continuing education courses to provide the best and most up-to-date dental care.

Dr. Goforth-Moore and her husband, Mike, have three children: Ariya, Julian, and Mirabella, along with three “fur babies”, Max, Nala, and Rita. Dr. Goforth-Moore loves spending time with family, going to the beach, and reading a good book.


Professional Memberships:

  • American Dental Association
  • North Carolina Dental Society
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • International Academy of Oral Medicine & Toxicology
  • Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique (SMART) certified
Dr. Melanie Goforth Moore