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Mountaineer Periodontics
Board Certified in Periodontics and Dental Implant Surgery

About Us


Dr. John McGehee is a periodontist in Charleston, West Virginia. He has been practicing Periodontics for over 15 years and focuses in flap surgery, dental implants, cosmetic/gum surgery, and bone grafting. 


Dr. McGehee’s knowledge and expertise allows him to correct a wide variety of periodontal (gum) diseases and conditions. The effects of these types of problems can have a negative impact on your smile and self confidence. Treatment to rectify these problems can be relatively simple and have a significant impact on self esteem. When you feel better about your dental health, it shows in your attitude and appearance. 

Mountaineer Periodontics staff 2023

Tooth loss or missing teeth can also have a negative impact on self esteem. Dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel and function like natural teeth. Missing teeth can also have a negative impact on one’s quality of life. Dental implants can restore your ability to eat and smile as well as preserve facial contours. Dental implants enable our patients to preserve or regain the comfort and confidence to eat, speak, laugh and better enjoy life. 


Dr. McGehee also offers sedation for patients who are anxious about dental treatment. Sedation is also beneficial for patients who just want to have the least stressful/relaxed experience possible during treatment. He will assess what type of sedation is best for you.



Most of our patients are referred by their general dentist, but we also see patients who call to request an examination. Our office is located at 1311 Quarrier Street near the Capitol in downtown Charleston, WV. Feel free to call our office at 304-342-4481 with questions or to make an appointment for an evaluation with Dr. McGehee. 




Dr. John McGehee, Jr. owner of Mountaineer Periodontics
Dr. John W. McGehee

DMD, MS. Board Certified Periodontist

Dr. John McGehee is originally from Coastal Mississippi. After earning his DMD from the University of Mississippi in 2003, he began a vigorous 3 year residency training program in Periodontics at the University of Louisville. Dr. McGehee then served as an Officer in the US Navy Dental Corps. During his Naval career, he was awarded multiple Achievement/Commendation Medals including Outstanding Clinician for his Battalion. He was also awarded the Outstanding Teaching and Mentoring in Periodontics award while assigned as Staff at the prestigious Naval Postgraduate Dental School in Bethesda, Maryland. Dr. McGehee was promoted to the rank of Commander just prior to resigning his commission in the US Navy in 2015 after 9 years of active duty service.



Upon his transition from the Navy to the private sector, Dr. McGehee moved to Charleston after purchasing the practice. He and his wife Melissa are the proud parents of their daughter Madison. He is an active member in the American Academy of Periodontology, American Dental Association, Kanawha Valley Dental Society, and Charleston Dental Study Club. Dr. McGehee has also been a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology since 2007.  Dr. McGehee was honored to recently be inducted as a Fellow In the International College of Dentists. This is an honorary organization that recognizes leadership, professionalism, integrity, ethics and excellence in the field of dentistry. 

Nichole Johnson Mountaineer Periodontics
Nichole Johnson

Nichole is our office manager. She joined our team in July 2021 as our scheduling coordinator. She lives in Belle with her fiancé Jeremiah and their four children. Most of the time you can catch her in Fayetteville hiking or watching her girls play softball. She enjoys living in West Virginia, but the Gulf Coast will one day be home! 

Kaitlin Brown Mountaineer Periodontics
Kaitlin Brown

Kaitlin started working in the office over two years ago as a dental assistant. She loves having the opportunity to meet new patients and see how happy they are after completing treatment. She lives in Dunbar; and in her spare time she loves art, the outdoors, and spending time with her family, friends and two dogs Scout and Kali. 

Katie Garten Mountaineer Periodontics
Katie Garten

Katie is a dental hygienist with 10 years experience. She graduated in 2006 from Carver as a dental assistant and in 2010 from Bridgemont CTC with an Associates Degree in Dental Hygiene. She resides in Glasgow, WV with her husband Chris, and their three boys, Gavin, Kasen and Brycen and dog Marco. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family, DIY projects and traveling. She loves connecting with her patients and helping educate them to achieve their oral health goals. 

Gabby Phelix Mountaineer Periodontics
Gabby Phelix

Gabby Phelix joined our practice in October of 2018. She graduated from BridgeValley CTC in 2015 with her Associate's degree in Dental Hygiene. Gabby currently lives in Nitro with her husband and three dogs. In her spare time she likes to spend time with her family, read, and ride horses.

Amber Woods Mountaineer Periodontics
Amber Woods

Amber graduated from BridgeValley Community and Technical College in 2014 with an Associate Degree in Dental Hygiene. She resides in Cross Lanes with her husband, her daughter, and her two cats. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and playing outside with her daughter as much as possible. She really enjoys building relationships with patients and making them feel comfortable during their visits.

Cheryl Rucker Mountaineer Periodontics
Cheryl Rucker

Cheryl is a certified dental assistant with expanded duties. She has been in the dental field for 20 years. She is very dependable, honest and easy-going. She loves spending time with her family, especially her husband Ben and son Bryson. The best advice she has been given is that “everything you do has consequences”. She enjoys going to Zumba, collecting sunglasses, and watching football. Her favorite team is the Dallas Cowboys.

Meet Our Staff
Success Stories


"Awesome! I love this place. Prior to coming to Dr. McGeehee, I experienced dental fear. I highly recommend Dr. McGeehee and his friendly staff.”

Nancy Ward

“I have nothing but praise for Dr. McGehee and all his staff.  They have been extremeley nice, courteous, and helpful.  I would highly recommend Dr. McGehee to anyone needing periodontal work.  I feel like he really helped me. Also, he and his staff take the time to explain the procedures and answer all my questions. Great people!”

Gary Browning

“I was very happy with my experience in Dr. McGehee's office. His staff was very professional and helpful.  My procedure was a breeze and I would highly recommend going to him for any periodontist related needs. Thanks to everyone I dealt with.”


“I feel that I get excellent care at Dr. McGehee's. The staff is very friendly & efficient, and I feel that they really care about their patients. As for Dr. McGehee, he is awesome. The man is literally great. He takes time to explain everything and he knows what he is doing and he is excellent at it. Highly recommend this office without hesitation. Bottom line is these people get the job done.”

Dr Marzouk

“These are wonderful people at the top of their profession. Very courteous, completely describing all procedures and what you can expect. Very helpful in handling billing and insurance. There is almost zero pain with Dr. McGehee's procedures. I certainly endorse the Dr. and his staff for all your periodontic needs.

Jo Ann Thompson

In my opinion, this is one of the very best experiences I have had at a specialist’s office. Every person treated me with kindness and compassion. I was very nervous and all team members seemed determined to put my mind at ease. All my questions were answered thoughtfully and fully. Every time I was talking the person looked me in the eye and listened carefully. Each person made me feel as if there was no hurry and I was the only patient they had to see all day. Each person exuded calm and professionalism. I left feeling as if I was going to be in excellent hands.


Each person made sure to explain what they wanted to do before they ever touched my mouth. I appreciated that consideration.


Covid safety precautions seemed to be excellent and not as intrusive as other places I’ve been. I felt very safe. 


Although I’m still scared about my surgery next week - I’m very glad you all will be doing it!


Thank you very much!

Retha Hunt

“I had some trepidation getting some surgery done. Have to say my procedure was very well executed. Dr. McGeehee and his staff were perfect. The best part was no!! pain afterwards, none!! All in all, a great group to work with. Had my choice of doctor to go to and I’m very happy I chose Dr. McGeehee…. Thank you guys, Great Job :)”

Lee Fogel

“If you're here, you have concerns and you're nervous. From the minute I walked through the door, I felt comfortable, at ease. I met the doctor and immediately trusted him. Good manner with his patients. Dr. McGehee was informative and got right to work on the exam. X-rays taken and once again, kind, fun person to be around. Professional.

Return for info session went well with pathway explained. The day of reckoning has arrived for third visit and again that comfortable feeling. Scaling & deep cleaning was about 10% as bad as I had anticipated. That's 90% not bad! Once again, kind & informative. These people care from reception through 3 other individuals to the doctor.

I could not give a higher recommendation.

I'm extremely pleased with my exposure to Dr. McGehee and his great staff.”

Jim Calvert

"I had an appointment with Dr. McGehee’s Office for a panoramic jaw scan. Living in Parkersburg, traveling to Charleston did not require the time I had estimated, despite the rough I-77 road conditions. My appointment was for 2:00 P.M., I arrived at the office almost an hour early. No problem! The scan was completed, evaluated, and I was scheduled for the proposed implant in early July. At 1:30 P.M., I was on my way back to Parkersburg, yes, on I-77 North. Professionalism is readily apparent in every aspect of Dr. McGehee’s Office. The private parking provides the patient with a safe, easy to reach, back lot location. The Assistants at the Front Desk are prepared and extremely courteous in greeting patients and processing their information. The reception area is comfortable, and provides refreshments (which, ironically the patient cannot enjoy until after the procedure), reading materials, and informative videos of the dental options available for patients. The Office is to be commended for the videos which provide names and credentials of the Staff which further enhances an atmosphere of confidence for the patient. It can be said that Dr. McGehee and his professional staff members are truly patient oriented. Being a reformed dental office coward, I can attest to their reassuring mannerisms. I always look forward to my biannual maintenance appointments. The entire staff has earned the numeric grade of 4.5 on a 4.0 grading scale. Oh yes, my dog “Benny” was rewarded with one of your delicious reception area cookies when I returned to the car.”

Raymond Pyles

"If you are in need of periodontal care the office of Dr. McGehee and staff are definitely the best. From the front desk financial help, assistants and hygienists , they are excellent! You always receive reminders for appointments with text messages or phone calls. My experience with Dr. McGehee was absolutely great. Professional and excellent care with consideration of your comfort and needs. It is so refreshing to have such a wonderful experience from a doctor and staff who are always in consideration of your total experience from the minute you arrive until you leave. I am so pleased with the excellent care that I have received. I highly recommend Mountaineer Periodontics, Dr. McGehee and staff to everyone. And I thank Dr. Walt Nagy for sending me to them. 

Sue Pennington

An office with professionalism, courtesy and kindness. When entering, Dam provides a warm greeting and the staff is so nice. Everyone strived to make certain I had a good experience. Dr. McGehee was very kind and I had better than expected results for my procedure. 

If you're looking for a wonderful experience, this is the office that will not disappoint! 

Thanks to all of you,

Pamela Skotnicki

Contact Us


Our Address

1311 Quarrier St.

Charleston, WV

Opening Hours

Mon : 7:30AM-4PM

Tues : 8AM-4:30PM

Wed : 7:30AM-4PM

Thu : 8AM-4:30PM

Fri-Sun : Closed


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