It’s comforting to see the same faces when you go to the dentist, six-month cleaning after six-month cleaning, year after year. Morgantown Dental Group has stability that goes on for generations.

Dr. Mike Wilson joined Morgantown Dental Group almost 40 years ago, when his father was part of the already-50-year-old practice. In recent decades, Wilson and longtime partner Dr. Ed Hawkins practiced with Dr. Josh Dolin until Hawkins retired.

“We’ve had really good longevity among employees,” Wilson says. “We’ve had hygienists and front office people who’ve been here for over 20 years. My dental assistant here is in her 51st year. She worked for my father, she works for me, and she’s helped my son”—that’s third-generation dentist Dr. Jason Wilson, who works part-time with the practice and will soon take a larger role.

And it’s not just staff: Morgantown Dental Group has third-generation patients, too. Wilson attributes that kind of loyalty to a practice built on integrity, quality, and punctuality. “We have a reputation for running on time,” he says.

Morgantown Dental Group works to educate patients so they can participate knowledgeably in decisions about their own dental care. “The focus has to be on what’s best for the patient and not just on the bottom line,” Wilson says. His best advice? Regular trips to the dentist and good home care can save a lot of money in the long run. “Our goal in that regard is to catch small problems before they become big problems.” — PK

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Pam Kasey
Written by Pam Kasey
Pam Kasey has traveled, brewed, farmed, counseled, and renovated, but most loves to write. She has degrees in economics from the University of Chicago and in journalism from West Virginia University. She loves celebrating Morgantown and West Virginia as executive editor at New South Media.