Pediatric dentist joins WVU Dental and WVU School of Dentistry

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Meghan Bastin, DMD, MPH, a pediatric dentist, has joined the Department of Pediatric Dentistry at West Virginia University School of Dentistry as an assistant professor.

Dr. Bastin joins us from a private practice in northwestern Pennsylvania where she worked after completing her hospital-based pediatric dental residency in New Jersey.

Bastin began her professional career in dentistry in 2007. She gained experience as an oral surgery assistant and a dental hygienist before earning her doctor of dental medicine and master of public health degrees from the University of Pittsburgh in 2015.

In 2016, Bastin completed an advanced education program in general dentistry at NYU Langone in Ohio. In 2019, she completed an advanced education program in pediatric dentistry at St. Joseph’s Hospital in New Jersey.

Bastin’s interests include teledentistry, patient education, public health, didactic education, behavior management, clinical education, minimally invasive techniques, and anesthesiology.  Her current research focuses on workforce changes and healthcare shortages in this part of Appalachia.

As an addition to the School of Dentistry family, Bastin teaches courses and guides students in clinical care. Bastin also treats patients through WVU Dental.

For news and information on the WVU School of Dentistry, follow us on twitter @WVUDentalSchool, like us on Facebook or visit