MMS Endodontics April/May 2018

UNIONTOWN, PA 625 Cherry Tree Lane Uniontown, PA 15401 (724) 438-0600 CUMBERLAND, MD 1415 River Ave. Suite B Cumberland, MD (240) 362-7107 MORGANTOWN, WV 9000 Coombs Farm Dr. Suite 304 Morgantown, WV 26508 (304) 594-1670

April/May 2018



I have been practicing dentistry since the mid-1980s. Back then, the dental field was a very different place. When I graduated from dental school in 1984, I had a working knowledge of many different specialties, including endodontics and periodontics. Our training was more comprehensive at the time because there was a shortage of dentists in the ’80s. Today, it seems like there are dentists everywhere, but back then, it was a very different story. Dental schools were teaching future dentists as much as they could, from oral surgery to orthodontics to periodontics. As a younger dentist, I sawmany patients for a range of issues. It was tough, and not everything worked as well as it does today. Treatments and technologies were different. Sometimes, a periodontal patient would come to me after a treatment didn’t deliver the results either of us expected. I didn’t always have the answer, but I wanted the answer. This inspired me to go back to school, where I focused solely on periodontics and dental implants. I love to learn and to be on the cutting edge of new technologies. Getting certified as a periodontist gave me the tools I needed to serve my patients better than ever. Since then, I have had the great fortune of serving on the faculty of the Puerto Rico School of Dental Medicine as well as Ohio State University’s periodontology department. I also served as president of the Puerto Rico Periodontal Association and the Puerto Rico Dental Association in 2006 and 2007. I am excited to bring my experience to Morgantown and to the MMS team. I welcome the change of pace with open arms, and I cannot wait to explore the community, meet new people, and get to work helping our patients!

Another new face has joined the MMS team: Dr. Cesar Garcia! Dr. Garcia becomes the latest doctor to join our newest location inMorgantown, joining Dr. Hal Reed, who we introduced a fewmonths back. If you haven’t heard, we recently opened up a new office specializing in periodontics and dental implants. You can learnmore about MMS Dental Implants & Periodontics at We are thrilled to have Dr. Garcia on the team. We have no doubt he will help us continue to provide the best in patient care and better meet the needs of the community. Welcome, Dr. Garcia! I have only been a part of the MMS team a short time, but I already feel like part of the family. I joined the team in February, and that’s also when I moved to the Morgantown area. It has been a busy fewmonths for me and my family. It was a big move, though not a long one. My family and I came from Ohio, where I was on the faculty of Ohio State University’s periodontology department. I also worked in a private practice. I looked to MMS and Morgantown for a change of pace. I wanted to get out of Columbus and find a place that was a little more relaxing. Everyone in Morgantown has been very warm, welcoming, and friendly. Not only does the MMS team already feel like family, so does the community. Even on my first visit to Morgantown, everyone was welcoming. I am glad to be a part of such a friendly community. –TheMMS Team

–Dr. Cesar Garcia

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WV (304) 594-1670 | MD (240) 362-7107 | PA (724) 438-0600

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