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Full-time Faculty


Dr Peter Ngan, DMD
Chairman and Program Director


Dr. Peter Ngan is Professor and Chairman of the Department of Orthodontics at West Virginia University School of Dentistry. He is also head of the Division of Pediatric Dentistry at WVU. Dr. Ngan holds a dental degree from Harvard University School of Dental Medicine and Certificates in Orthodontics, Pediatric Dentistry, and Hospital Dentistry from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine/Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Dentistry for Children, Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, and Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Ngan’s focus is in the early treatment of dental and skeletal malocclusions. His research interests include growth and development, biology of tooth movement, dentofacial orthopedics, orthodontic appliance therapy, oral implantology and orthodontic bonding systems.




Timothy Tremont, DDS, MS
Associate Clinical Professor and Program Co-Director


Dr. Tim Tremont holds a B.S. and D.D.S. degree from the University of Pittsburgh. He received his M.S. in Orthodontics from the University of Buffalo in 1980. Dr. Tremont maintains a private practice in White Oak, PA and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics. He teaches the Six Elements diagnosis and treatment philosophy created by Dr. Larry Andrews. Dr. Tremont has a special interest in orthognathic surgery and has invented a device to assist surgeons in accurately positioning the maxilla during surgery.



Chris A. Martin, DDS, MS
Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Clinic


Dr. Chris Martin holds a dental degree and a Master of Science in Orthodontics from West Virginia University School of Dentistry. He was in private practice both in West Virginia and Ohio until he accepted a full-time tenure tract position as an Assistant Professor and Clinical Director at the WVU Department of Orthodontics.
Dr. Martin is a member of the American Dental Association, American Association of Orthodontists, Southern Association of Orthodontists, West Virginia Dental Association, and West Virginia Association of Orthodontists and Dentofacial Orthopedics. Dr. Martin’s research interest is the Crown Herbst Appliance.Dr. Chris Martin holds a dental degree and a Master of Science in Orthodontics from West Virginia University School of Dentistry.

Part-time Faculty


Anissa M. Anderson, DDS, MS
Assistant Clinical Professor


Dr. Anissa Anderson holds a D.D.S. and an M.S. in Orthodontics from West Virginia University. She maintains a private practice in New Martinsville, WV. Dr. Anderson is a clinical instructor, teaches the Growth and Development course, and holds diagnosis seminars.


Glenn A. Boyles, DDS, MS
Assistant Clinical Professor


Dr. Glenn A. Boyles holds a B.A. and D.D.S. degree from West Virginia University.  He practiced general dentistry for 15 years before entering his orthodontic residency.  In 2007, Dr. Boyles received his M.S. in Orthodontics from West Virginia University.  He maintains private practices in Fairmont and Morgantown, West Virginia.  He teaches practice management to the orthodontic residents and educates the pre-doctoral dental students in Pediatric Dentistry at WVU part-time.  Dr. Boyles' orthodontic philosophy follows the MBT system, with special emphasis on camoflauge treatment.


James J. Caveney, DDS
Visiting Clinical Professor


Dr. James Caveney received his D.D.S. and M.S. in Orthodontics degrees from West Virginia University School of Dentistry.  He maintains a private practice in Wheeling, WV and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics.  Dr. Caveney is also a past president of the American Association of Orthodontics.  


Doyoung Choi, DDS, MS
Assistant Clinical Professor

Dr. Doyoung Choi received her D.D.S. and M.S. in Orthodontics degrees from West Virginia University School of Dentistry. She maintains a private practice in Steubenville, Ohio. She also teaches Evidence Based Orthodontics to the orthodontic residents at WVU part-time.


Dan Foley, DDS, MS
Assistant Clinical Professor


Dr. Dan Foley holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Biology, Doctor of Dental Surgery and Masters in Orthodontics from West Virginia University.  Dr. Foley was born and raised in Beckley, West Virginia and maintains private practices in Beckley, Summersville and Oceana. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics.


Jeffrey L. Gilmore, DDS, MS
Associate Clinical Professor


Dr. Jeff Gilmore received his B.S., D.D.S., and M.S. in Orthodontics, all from Ohio State University. He maintains a private practice in Marietta, OH. Dr. Gilmore is a past president of both the Great Lakes Association of Orthodontists and the Ohio Association of Orthodontists. He is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics. Dr Gilmore is a clinical instructor and teaches the MBT Versatile appliance system and treatment philosophy. He also emphasizes the treatment of temporomandibular disorders.


Jennifer Hamilton, DDS, MS
Assistant Clinical Professor


Dr. Jennifer Hamilton holds a DDS and an MS in Orthodontics from West Virginia University. She maintains a private practice in Lewisburg, WV. Dr. Hamilton is a clinical assistant professor, teaches the Growth and Development course, and holds diagnosis seminars.


Mike Hazey, DDS, MS
Assistant Clinical Professor


Dr. Mike Hazey received his B.S. in Pre-Medicine from Penn State. He received his D.D.S. and M.S. from West Virginia University.


Thomas Jarrett, DDS, MS
Assistant Clinical Professor


Dr. Tom Jarrett holds a DDS from the West Virginia University School of Dentistry and a MS from the St. Louis University. He maintains a private practice in Beckley, West Virginia. Dr. Jarrett is a Diplomat of the American Board of Orthodontics and mock ABO Board examiner for the WVU Department of Orthodontics.


Kerry Kirsch, DDS, BS
Associate Clinical Professor


Dr. Kerry Kirsch holds a B.S. in Biology from Saint Francis College and a D.D.S. from West Virginia University School of Dentistry. He also received his M.S. in Orthodontics from West Virginia University. Dr. Kirsch maintains a private practice in Ebensburg, PA and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics. Dr. Kirsch is a clinical instructor and teaches a seminar on practice management. Dr. Kirsch also emphasizes the treatment of temporomandibular disorders.


Scott Little, DDS, MS
Assistant Clinical Professor


Dr. Scott Little received his M.S. in Orthodontics from the University of Louisville.  Dr. Little maintains a private practice in Johnstown, PA.  Dr. Little is a clinical instructor and teaches a seminar on treatment of TM joint problems.  He is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, Pennsylvania Dental Association, the American Dental Association and is qualified by the National Board of Orthodontics. 


Edward McFarland, DMD, MSD
Assistant Clinical Professor


Dr. Ed McFarland received his D.M.D. and his M.S. in Orthodontics from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine. He has a private practice in Pittsburgh, PA and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics. Dr. McFarland is a clinical instructor and teaches the Six Elements diagnosis and treatment philosophy created by Dr. Larry Andrews.


Rajia Sebbahi, DDS, MS
Assistant Clinical Professor


Dr. Rajia Sebbahi received her M.S. in Orthodontics from West Virginia University in 2009.  She practices in Martinsburg, West Virginia.  She teaches Growth and Development to the orthodontic residents at WVU part-time.


Support Faculty


Richard J. Jurevic, DDS, PhD

Dr. Richard Jurevic is an Associate Professor and Interim Associate Dena of Research in the Dept. of Diagnostic Services (Oral Diagnostics). He received his undergraduate and dental degrees from Ohio State University. At the University of Washington, he completed specialty training in Oral Medicine and Radiology and fellowship in Special Care Dentistry, and his PhD in Oral Biology. Dr. Jurevic was the recipient of the NIH/NIDCR Ruth Kirschstein National Research Service Award, the NIH/NIDCR Dental Scientist Award, the Warren B. Magnusson Biomedical Research Award, and the Edward Wach Research Award. Dr. Jurevic was a recipient of a K23 mentored patient oriented clinical research grant entitled “Defensin gene cluster variation and Candida carriage” for 5 years through the NIH/NIDCR.


Harold H. Reed, DDS, MS, FACD

Dr. Reed received his DDS at West Virginia University, and his MS and certificate in Periodontics at the University of Iowa. He is a Board Certified Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, and a Fellow of the American College of Dentists. Dr. Reed has been active in implant dentistry since 1988, and is currently involved in diagnostic imaging and developing the faculty program in implant dentistry at WVU, as well as both the pre-doctoral and post-doctoral education in these areas.  Dr. Reed is a member of the American Academy of Periodontology, the American Dental Association, the American Dental Education Association, the Academy of Laser Dentistry and The Academy of Osseointergation. He is a past-president of the West Virginia Society of Periodontists and the Mon Valley Dental Society. He is a member of OKU, and a recent recipient of the Outstanding Citizenship Award from the West Virginia Dental Association for humanitarian work in Guatemala. His faculty practice is limited to the specialty of periodontics with a focus on implantology. Dr. Reed has lectured both nationally and internationally on periodontics and implant dentistry.


Mark W. Richards, DDS, MEd, FACP

Dr. Richards received his DDS from the University of Washington School of Dentistry and his Certificate in Advanced Prosthodontics from the National Naval Dental Center, Bethesda, MD.  He earned a Masters (MEd) degree in higher education at The George Washington University.  He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics and a Fellow in the American College of Prosthodontics and past Section Editor for the Journal of Prosthodontics. Dr. Richards was Chair of the Department of Restorative Dentistry at WVU for 8 years and is currently the Director of Graduate Prosthodontics at WVU.  He is also the Director of Pre-doctoral and Post-doctoral Implantology and teaches dental implants, occlusion and TMD to the Orthodontic residents.