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. 

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. 



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Updated infection control measures

John W. McGehee Jr., DMD, MS May 9, 2020 Dear Valued Patients: We hope you and your family are in good health. Our community has been thr months, and all of us are looking forward to resuming our normal habits and routines. While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your health and safety. Infection control has always been a top priority of our practice as you have seen during prior visits to our office. Our infection control processes are made so that when you receive care, it’s both safe and comfortable. Our office follows infection control recommendations made by the American Dental Association (ADA), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA). We follow the activities of these agencies so that we are up-to-date on any new rulings or guidance that may be issued. Our infection control procedures are current and adhere to each agencies’ recommendations. You will see some changes when it is time for your next appointment. We are implementing these changes to help protect our patients and staff. • Our office will communicate with you prior to your appointment to ask some screening questions. You will also be asked these same questions upon your arrival to our office and a staff member will record your body temperature. • We will have hand sanitizer in the office foyer that we ask you to use as you enter the office. Our team will also give you hand sanitizer to use upon entering and exiting the operatory. • Our waiting room will no longer offer refreshments or magazines. • Appointments will be managed to allow for social distancing between patients. This may mean you will be offered fewer options for scheduling appointments. Please communicate with us as soon as possible if you need to cancel an appointment due to other patients waiting to be scheduled. • We ask that you remain in your vehicle and call our office upon arrival of your appointment. A staff member will then contact you when we are ready to seat you to avoid patients in the waiting area. • Extra companions will not be allowed to accompany you to your appointments. If needed, only one care giver can accompany you to reduce the number of people in the office. We look forward to seeing you again and are happy to answer any questions you may have about the steps we take to keep you, and every patient, safe in our practice. To make an appointment, please call our office at 304-342-4481. Thank you for being our patient. We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming back our patients and friends. Best regards, John W. McGehee Jr., and team JWM/rjm...


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. 

Robyn Mills

Robyn Shabdue Mills, BSDH is a registered dental hygienist with 27 years of dental hygiene experience and 24 years of office manager experience.  She is a 1991 graduate of West Virginia University Department of Dental Hygiene.  Robyn’s career includes 20 years of  full-time general practice dentistry before she began working in the speciality field of periodontics. She is a former Adjunct professor at West Virginia Institute of Technology/Bridge Valley where she taught Nutrition, Oral Pathology, Expanded Functions, Special Patient Care, Local Anesthesia and Clinical for 16 years. Robyn  is very active in the Charleston Dental Hygienist Study Club and the WVU Visiting Committee, and has held various offices with the West Virginia Dental Hygienists’ Association including President.  She is licensed to administer local anesthesia, monitor nitrous oxide and is a qualified monitor for conscious sedation. She is also certified in Bleaching and has a General Supervision permit. Robyn has two daughters Jenna and Jadyn and is married to John Mills.  They reside in Mount Carbon, WV with their Yorkshire Terrier, Coal Kirby.  In her spare time Robyn enjoys WVU sports, traveling, boating, swimming, and water skiing.  

Bridgette Price

Bridgette is the scheduling coordinator as well as a RDH. She graduated from WVU Tech in 2002. She loves conversing with patients and getting to know them personally. She is typically running out of the office to attend some type of sporting event with her kids. She loves spending time with her family, the outdoors, kayaking, and is part of a foster and rescue canine group. 

Beverly Kourey

Beverly Short Kourey is a Registered Dental Hygienist with thirty plus years of experience. A graduate of West Virginia University with a Bachelor of Science Degree. She moved to Charleston and started her career in Private Practice. Leaving Private Practice in 1997, she began working in the field of Periodontics. She shares her love of dentistry with her husband Terry, who practices in Beckley, WV. In her spare time, she loves to travel, photography and the science of essential oils.

Sarah Smith

Sarah Spiker Smith grew up in Ritchie County, WV and received her bachelors degree in Dental Hygiene in 2000. Sarah enjoys traveling, skiing and playing tennis. Sarah resides in Charleston with her husband Chris, a dentist, and their two children. 

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.

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. 

Bailee Bradley

Bailee Bradley is our office assistant and newest team member. She is 21 years old and attends West Virginia State College, majoring in elementary education. Bailee is a lifelong resident of Adena Village, WV. Spending time with her family is her favorite thing to do.

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. 



"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 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

“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 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



Our Address

1311 Quarrier St.

Charleston, WV

Opening Hours

Mon : 8AM-5PM

Tues : 7:30AM-3:30PM

Wed : 8AM-5PM

Thu : 7:30AM-3:30PM

Fri-Sun : Closed