William J. Artrip III, DDS
Carol Buffington, DDS

Hamlin, WV
Alum Creek, WV

Hello, I am William J. Artrip III and I graduated from West Virginia University School of Dentistry in 1984 and I am Carol Buffington and I graduated from WVU School of Dentistry in 1985.

We have 2 offices: (1) 8106 Sycamore Avenue, Hamlin, WV 25523, office phone number (304) 824-3035; (2) 2150 Childress Road #2, Alum Creek, 25003, office phone number (304) 756-9464. There are 3 operatories in Hamlin and 2 operatories in Alum Creek. There are panoramic machines, 4 single periapical machines and Schick digital radiographs. The office is computerized with Eaglesoft software, OSHA compliance with regulatory support services, nitrous oxide. There are 2 receptionists, 3 dental assistants, 2 dental hygienists. 2 dental assistants are certified to do sealants, pack cord. All trained by WVU's Dr. Koelbl's class. We work 4 days per week and the staff is available to work on Fridays. We practice sit down dentistry but we cannot accept left handed students.

Lincoln County has a rural population of 21,000; Hamlin is the county seat with a population of 2,000. 11,558 individuals at 200% poverty level (based on 2000 statistics). #1 rural health facility-Lincoln County Primary Care Center joint venture with Marshall University School of Medicine. Lincoln County Health Department is located in Hamlin.

Our personal philosophy is to conduct our practice by treating our patients as we would ilke to be treated by others. We try to treat our employees with respect and expect the same from them. Our goals are to treat patients as best as we can realizing that we and they have limitations.

To reach our Hamlin office, take I-79 South to Charleston' Oakwood Exit toward Logan on SR 119 to SR 214 (towards Hamlin). SR 214 merges to the right on SR 3, 11 miles to Hamlin. When in Hamlin, Route 3 comes to a four way intersection, continue on SR 3 to the left, then turn left onto Sycamore Avenue. Office is blue and white with sign in front (first building on left). the distance from Morgantown is 180 miles and should take 3.5 hours. Our email addresses arelongmeadows1835@aol.com and bufftooth44@aol.com