All our professionals at Richard Newhart, DDS maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in periodontics.


Richard Newhart, D.D.S

Dr. Richard Newhart is a Periodontist (gum disease specialist) in Parkersburg, WV. He is the first Periodontist in the state of WV to offer LANAP (Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure), which is a gentle, more effective way to treat bone loss. The Gum Doctor has been serving the Mid-Ohio Valley since 1989. Procedures he performs include: Dental Implants, Gingival Gum Grafts, Bone Grafting, Frenectomy, Gingivectomy, Crown Lengthening, Tooth Exposures for Orthodontics, Pinhole Surgical Technique to cover exposed roots and more.

Dr. Richard Newhart has done ongoing and extensive specialty training to give the best advanced periodontal care to his patients! He has attended literally thousands of hours of continuing education since graduating from Case Western Reserve Dental School. Dr. Newhart graduated summa cum laude from Case Western Reserve University in 1983 and then attended Case Western Dental School, where he graduated in a group at the top of his class!

Dr. Newhart was accepted right out of dental school into periodontal specialty training at the prestigious University of Washington School of Dentistry Periodontal Program, where he obtained his specialty certificate in the treatment of gum disease, along with five other periodontists.

Dr. Newhart completed an externship on surgical dental implant placement at the Midwest Implant Institute in Columbus in 1999 and was voted the most outstanding intern in his class. He placed his first dental implant in Columbus, OH before ever placing them in Parkersburg, WV.

More recently, Dr. Newhart has had training in advanced laser periodontics, oral surgery, and low-level laser biostimulation with Waterlase Laser System. The Waterlase laser allows Dr. Newhart to do some surgeries, like biopsies and frenectomies without shots or sutures!

In 2008, Dr. Newhart has also completed the Institute of Advanced Laser Dentistry Proficiency Dental Laser Course, allowing him to do laser-assisted new attachment procedure (LANAP) for his patients using the latest laser FDA treatment for periodontal disease. Dr. Newhart is a licensed gum specialist by the state of West Virginia and dental licensed in WV and OH. Dr. Newhart is the only certified LANAP dentist in the entire state of West Virginia at this time.

Dr. Newhart is a member of the American Dental Association, the American Academy of Periodontology and has been a member of the WV Dental Society for 25 years! Dr. Newhart believes in keeping up with the latest research and treatment options for his patients!

If you need any dental or periodontal work done, come to the experienced Gum Doctor with the only water laser therapy in the state of WV!


Admin Staff



Amber

Hometown: Bakersfield, CA

Role at Dr. Newhart’s: Scheduling Coordinator

First job I ever had: Centre for Neuro skills

Why did you decide on a dental field? I recently moved here from the West Coast after 14 years in hospitality and some serious life changes. I thought, why not try something new and exciting!

Hobbies and interests: I enjoy relaxing on my porch, drinking wine, and scrolling through TikTok’s. I enjoy karaoke with my son and going on adventures.

What is something that people don’t know about you? I can dabble in 13 languages but am fluent in Spanish.

What is your favorite food? West Coast Mexican food or Cajun


Niki

Hometown: Parkersburg, WV

Role at Dr. Newhart’s: Financial Coordinator

First job I ever had: I worked at a daycare center at age 15.

Why did you decide on a dental field? I was looking for a new experience and an opportunity to learn insurance billing.

Hobbies and interests: I enjoy reading, traveling, and exploring the outdoors with my twin children.

What is something that people don’t know about you? I have eaten ice cream every day for most of my life, and seek out ice cream shops when traveling! My grandmother was an ice cream fanatic and started me out on ice cream every single day since I was 3 years old.

What is your favorite food? Seafood, BBQ, and ice cream!


Justina

Hometown: Phoenix, AZ

Role at Dr. Newhart’s: Patient Treatment Coordinator

First job I ever had: babysitter

Why did you decide on a dental field? I wanted to help people become more confident by improving their smile.

Hobbies and interests: gardening, traveling, boating, spending time outside

What is something that people don’t know about you? I performed in Superbowl XXX as a backup dancer for Diana Ross. I was examined by world renowned ballet dancer, Margot Fonteyn.

What is your favorite food? Italian


Sherah

Hometown: Ravenswood, WV

Role at Dr. Newhart’s: Marketing Coordinator

First job I ever had: I worked at a tomato farm picking tomatoes.

Why did you decide on a dental field? Honestly, I was just looking for another job and applied because the description sounded interesting.

Hobbies and interests: I really enjoy cooking and playing around with different foods and flavors. I love to travel and sightsee, while also trying new foods along the way.

What is something that people don’t know about you? I almost shook Arnold Schwarzenegger’s hand when I was about 15. Literally an arm’s length away. Lol

What is your favorite food? Italian food


Patty

Hometown: Clearlake, CA

Role at Dr. Newhart’s: Patient Educator and Correspondence Coordinator

First job I ever had: Babysitting

Why did you decide on a dental field? The field seemed interesting and the office was in walking distance from my house.

Hobbies and interests: reading, traveling, backpacking, the outdoors

What is something that people don’t know about you? I traveled to Moscow, Russia for a mission trip during college.

What is your favorite food? Potatoes


Dental Hygienists



Lisa

Hometown: Vienna, WV

Role at Dr. Newhart’s: Dental Hygienist

First job I ever had: Dairy Queen

Why did you decide on a dental field? I liked going to the dentist when I was young and it seemed like a fun place to work.

Hobbies and interests: crafts and cooking

What is something that people don’t know about you? Not sure

What is your favorite food? Homemade noodles


Jordyne

Hometown: Parkersburg, WV

Role at Dr. Newhart’s: Dental Hygienist

First job I ever had: I worked as a dental assistant while I was in hygiene school.

Why did you decide on a dental field? I wanted to help others feel confident in their smile.

Hobbies and interest: I love animals and spending time outdoors. Spending time with my family is important to me.

What is something that people don’t know about you? My fiancé, Ethan, and I, live on a farm with 12 horses and our Mini Bernedoodle, Ivy!

What is your favorite food? I eat my “favorite” food until I am sick of it, and right now it is cucumbers.


Julie

Hometown: Belmont, WV

Role at Dr. Newhart’s: RDH

First job I ever had: concession stand at Pleasants County Pool

Why did you decide on a dental field? I wanted to do healthcare and help people. I always drew teeth and smiles.

Hobbies and interests: crochet, reading, kayaking, hanging out with my boyfriend and cat

What is something that people don’t know about you? I love road trips and scenic walks in nature!

What is your favorite food? Jersey Mikes subs, Fettucine alfredo, and ice cream


Dental Assistants



Heather

Hometown: Belpre, OH

Role at Dr. Newhart’s: Dental Assistant and Jack of all Trades

First job I ever had: Subway at 15 ½ years old, then went to KFC at 16

Why did you decide on a dental field? It seemed very interesting and it is a rewarding job. I love to help people enjoy their smile. I chose here because he offered on-the-job training and he trusted me!

Hobbies and interests: crafts, watching my kids play sports, enjoying the outdoors

What is something that people don’t know about you? I enjoy listening to all different kinds of music. I enjoy watching the Resident and all 3 of the Chicago’s. When growing up, I wanted to work with kids and animals.

What is your favorite food? Mexican


Ashley D.

Hometown: Clarksville, GA

Role at Dr. Newhart’s: Dental Assistant

First job I ever had: I worked at a local pizza restaurant.

Why did you decide on a dental field? I enjoy being able to boost someone’s self-esteem, by helping them achieve that smile they have always wanted.

Hobbies and interests: Watching my kids play sports and spending family time at the lake.

What is something that people don’t know about you? My husband and I have been married since 2009. We are a military family and are heading to our next duty station in October!

What is your favorite food? Mexican food


Keya

Hometown: Parkersburg, WV

Role at Dr. Newhart’s: Dental Assistant

First job I ever had: American Eagle Outfitters

Why did you decide on a dental field? The dental field was actually something I wanted to start my career in when I was younger. So, when I saw the job posted, I went for it and it was the best decision I ever made! I love what I do!

Hobbies and interest: I love spending time with my daughter Jayda, and family. I enjoy taking trips, shopping, and cooking!

What is something that people don’t know about you? I was the only one in WV to be nominated for the All American basketball game in 2015!

What is your favorite food? Mexican


Ashley W.

Hometown: Ravenswood, WV

Role at Dr. Newhart’s: Dental Assistant

First job I ever had: Little Caesar’s as a crew member

Why did you decide on a dental field? I chose to work in the dental field because it’s rewarding and I love working with others.

Hobbies and interests: I enjoy traveling, gardening, cooking, and spending time with family and friends.

What is something that people don’t know about you? I can play some on the piano.

What is your favorite food? Chinese