About Our Dentists

Our doctors and staff at New Haven Dental will provide the very best patient care possible and offer it in a timely manner. Our staff is especially well educated, experienced, and trained in the most modern and safe techniques available. Local anesthetics are utilized, as well as conscious sedation (laughing gas), to make your experience in our office a pleasant one. Clinical and technical excellence, combined with personal superior patient care, is the minimum standard that we have set for our staff. This unconditional commitment to our patients has become the hallmark of our practice. We welcome you as a patient and appreciate the opportunity to provide your dental care. We hope you share in our belief that regular, preventive dental care is a sound investment.

Jenifer K. Moser, D.D.S.

Dr. Jenifer K.Moser

Dr. Jenifer Moser is a general dentist. She attended Missouri State University and then went on to attend the University of Missouri-Kansas City School Of Dentistry where she received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 1998. From 1998-2001 Dr. Moser served as a captain in the United States Air Force Base in Biloxi, Mississippi. There she treated the dental needs of many service members readying for deployment. Upon her honorable discharge from active duty in 2001, she began practicing dentistry at New Haven Dental, which has been treating dental patients in New Haven and the surrounding areas for over 40 years. In 2006, Dr. Moser became the owner of New Haven Dental. Dr. Moser’s professional memberships include the American Dental Association, the Missouri Dental Association, the Greater St. Louis Dental Society, the Academy of General Dentistry and the International Dental Implant Association. Dr. Moser highly values continuing education and attends multiple courses each year to keep up with the newest dental techniques.

Dr. Moser enjoys volunteering her time. She and the staff at New Haven Dental yearly provide complimentary screenings and fluoride varnish to the local elementary school aged children. Dr. Moser participates in Give Kids a Smile in St. Louis. Donating her time abroad, she loved her mission trip to the Dominican Republic, where she performed implant surgeries. “Implants are by far the best replacement option for missing teeth. Being able to provide this service to so many people in need was an amazing experience,” said Dr. Moser.

Dr. Moser and her husband, Darrel, live outside of town with their three beautiful children- Meghan, Ava, and Maxwell. Outside of dentistry she enjoys walking, snow skiing, boating, camping, and going to the race tracks to watch her husband and son race cars.

Dr. Jenifer Moser has a very gentle and caring approach. She is committed to providing exceptional dental care for children and adults. She has been voted “Top Dentists” by St. Louis Magazine several times and has been voted “Favorite Dentist” by Reader’s Choice in the Missourian.

Jay R. Pontious, D.D.S.

Dr. Jay Pontius

Dr. Jay graduated from Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas, TX in 1977. He has completed advanced training in several areas of dentistry including endodontics, oral surgery and implants. Dr. Jay enjoyed owning his own practice for 27 years in Las Cruces, New Mexico before relocating to Missouri. In Hermann, MO he owned Hermann Dental from 2002-2009.

Dr. Pontious joined New Haven Dental in 2009, working as a part time dentist. He is a Current member of the American Dental Association, Greater St. Louis Dental Society and the Southwest County District Dental Society and enjoys volunteering his dental talents abroad and has completed several mission trips to Belize, Honduras and Peru. He has also donated numerous hours of volunteer dentistry in Missouri and participates in Give Kids a Smile in St. Louis.

Dr. Jay was, recognized as a ‘Life Member’ with over 40 years service to his patients. He has cut back his time providing general dentistry to 1-2 weeks per month.

Dr. Jay is married to Lisa; together they have 5 children, and 1 grandchild. In his free time he enjoys traveling, hiking, golfing and other outdoor sports.

Nicole Matthews, D.D.S

Nicole Matthews

Dr. Nicole Matthews is a general dentist that enjoys offering a variety of dental services to every age group. She is from the New Haven area and a graduate of Washington High School.

Dr. Matthews attended Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri. She received her Bachelor of Science in Health Science. She went on to obtain her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry in 2016. After graduating, Dr. Matthews decided to further her education at the University of New Mexico Advanced Education in General Dentistry program in Albuquerque, New Mexico. In this year long residency, Dr. Matthews gained additional experience in various dental techniques such as implants, oral surgery, oral conscious sedation, and hospital dentistry.

Dr. Matthews is currently a member of the American Dental Association, Missouri Dental Association, Greater St. Louis Dental Society, and Academy of General Dentistry. She enjoys volunteering in dental settings such as Give Kids a Smile and Missouri Mission of Mercy and is looking forward to participating in the Washington Overseas Mission trips to Honduras.

She loves experiencing new things, spending time with her family and friends, and outdoor activities like running, skiing, and hiking. She and her husband, Tippy, live in Washington and are happy to be back in their hometown.