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Meet Dr. Brett
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Meet Dr. Edward

Brett Eckley, DDS

Dr. Brett joined his father, Dr. Edward Eckley, in June 2004. Dr. Brett was born and raised in the Beckley area and attended local schools.

He received his college degree from Hampden-Sydney College and he returned to West Virginia and earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree and Master of Science degree in Orthodontics – both completed at West Virginia University.

While a member of West Virginia University’s School of Dentistry, he received the Basic Sciences Achievement Award in 1999, Region 6 ASDA Delegate of the Year 2000, the ASDA Award of Excellence, Oral Biology Award and the Student Research Award, all in 2001. Other accomplishments while in dental school include: Dean’s List (1997, 1998, 1999), President, Student Research Group 2000; Editor, ASDA Newsletter 2000; President and Delegate, ASDA 1997-2001. In addition to these accomplishments, Dr. Brett has conducted original research and some of his work has been published.

Dr. Brett has attended continuing education courses all over the country and is trained in the newest cutting-edge orthodontic treatments. His interests are fishing, skiing, golf and spending time with his family. He and his wife, Melanie, have two young children. They attend Church regularly and enjoy all the outdoor activities southern West Virginia has to offer.

Professional Associations

Dr. Brett, like his father, maintains active participation in professional organizations such as:

• The American Dental Association Member
• The American Association of Orthodontists Member
• The Southern Association of Orthodontists Member
• The West Virginia Association of Orthodontists President-Elect
• The WV Dental Association Secretary
• The WV Orthodontic Alumni Association President
• The New River Dental Association Member
• The American Association of Dental Research Member
• Rotary Club Member
• Raleigh County Chamber of Commerce Member
• United Way Board of Directors Member
• March of Dimes Supporter
• International College of Dentists Member
• International Laser Institute Member
• SAO Board Director

Edward Eckley, DDS

Dr. Eckley began his orthodontic practice in Beckley in 1974. He has since opened offices in Oak Hill, Summersville and Pineville to better serve patients. He is a native to Huntington, West Virginia and attended Marshall University.

He earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from West Virginia University. While in dental school, he was awarded a Board of Governor’s scholarship and the Senior Award in Dental Radiology. Dr. Eckley completed his orthodontic training at WVU with a Master of Science degree in Orthodontics which required original research and a thesis.

Having served a three-year tour of duty as an Army dentist, Dr. Eckley was awarded three Bronze stars, the Vietnam Air Medal, the Vietnam Army Commendation Medal and a Certificate of Appreciation in Dentistry from the United States Army.

Dr. Eckley is certified as a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics and is a member of the College of Diplomates of the American Board of Orthodontics. The American Board of Orthodontics is recognized by the American Dental Association as the only certifying Board in the specialty of orthodontics. Nationally, only 20% of orthodontists have achieved this distinction. He is also a forensic dentist, having served during Katrina.

Professional Associations

Dr. Eckley maintains active participation in professional organizations that include

• The American Association of Orthodontists Member
• The Southern Association of Orthodontists Member
• The West Virginia Association of Orthodontists Member/Past President
• The WV Dental Association Member
• The WV Orthodontic Alumni Association Member/Past President
• The New River Dental Association Member/Past President
• Homeland Security – DMORT Team Member

Meet the Team

  • angela Eckley Orthodontics Beckley, Oak Hill, Summerville, WV

    Angela

    Financial Coordinator

    • Favorite TV show:
    Revenge

    • What is a quote that you live by?
    It is what it is.

    • What was your favorite food as a child?
    My mom’s fried apple pies.

    • I never leave the house without:
    Cell phone

    Angela has been with us for 19 years, starting at the front desk as a receptionist and moving on to her current position as a Financial Coordinator. She enjoys spending Ɵme with family, shopping, reading, fishing, and taking walks. Angela welcomed her first grandbaby this year.

  • Brittany

    Brittany

    Orthodontic Assistant

    • What was your favorite food when you were a child?
    Pizza

    • Favorite TV show:
    Extreme Cheapskates

    • If you could be any character in fiction, who would you be?
    Spongebob

    • Who is your role model?
    My mother

    Brittany joined our practice five years ago and is a Technician. She enjoys shopping, spending time with friends and family, and walking her dogs.

  • danielle Eckley Orthodontics Beckley, Oak Hill, Summerville, WV

    Danielle

    Treatment Coordinator

    • What is the best smell in the world?
    Spring rain

    • What was the best vacation you ever had?
    Disney

    • Where did you meet your husband?
    My sister introduced us.

    • Favorite flower:
    Wine and roses bush

    Danielle is a Treatment Coordinator and has also been a Orthodontic Technician in her 19 years with us! In her free time, Danielle spends time with her family, watching her son play baseball and her daughter play softball.

  • deb Eckley Orthodontics Beckley, Oak Hill, Summerville, WV

    Debbie

    Orthodontic Assistant

    • Favorite pizza topping:
    Pepperoni

    • Favorite dessert:
    Potato Chip

    • I never leave the house without:
    IPad to play CandyCrush

    Debbie joined us four years ago as an Orthodontic Technician, bringing with her nearly 28 years of experience in two Northern Virginia practices. She has certifications in Invisalign, Technician Supervisor, Lab (Study models, retainers), Indirect Bonding. Her hobbies are sewing, singing, gardening, and pets.

  • debbie Eckley Orthodontics Beckley, Oak Hill, Summerville, WV

    Debra

    Scheduling Coordinator

    • What is your favorite form of exercise?
    Walking

    • Favorite weekend activity:
    Movies

    • Do you have any nicknames?
    Pebblehead

    • I never leave the house without:
    Family

    Deb is our Front Desk Coordinator and has been with us 26 years. The quote she lives by? “Whatever your life’s work is, do it well!” Debra enjoys movies, attending church, playing with her pets, and most of all, “making my family smile.”

  • Emily

    Emily

    Lab Assistant

    • Favorite pizza topping:
    Extra cheese

    • What is your favorite form of exercise?
    “Running” my mouth!

    • Favorite dessert:
    Reese cup blizzard

    • I never leave the house without:
    Kindle Fire

    Emily is our Lab Assistant and has been with us for seven years; she has also trained as a chairside OrthodonOc Assistant. Emily idenOfies this quote as something she keeps in mind at work: “Treat others how you would want to be treated.”

  • gina Eckley Orthodontics Beckley, Oak Hill, Summerville, WV

    Gina

    Adult Patient Coordinator and Orthodontic Assistant

    • What is best smell in the world?
    Soapy clean

    • Favorite flower:
    Gladiolus

    • A quote you live by:
    I enjoy meeting new people, and being a part of giving our patients beautiful smiles.

    • Favorite dessert:
    Chocolate ice cream

    We’re proud to say that Gina has been with our practice for 34 years and is currently serving as Adult Patient Coordinator and Orthodontic Assistant. Her favorite weekend activity is spending time with her children and family and spending time outdoors. When she’s not working, she’s still looking for the perfect vacation, which she hasn’t had yet!

  • ivy Eckley Orthodontics Beckley, Oak Hill, Summerville, WV

    Ivy

    Orthodontic Assistant

    • Favorite flower:
    Sunflower

    • What did you dream about becoming as a child?
    I always dreamed of helping people as a child. As I got older, I wanted to become an orthodontist.

    • Do you have any nicknames?
    My mom always calls me Ivy Shade.

    • What was your best vacation ?
    Cruise to Bahamas, Puerto Rico, and St. Thomas.

    Ivy has been with us for 3-1/2 years and is an Orthodontic Assistant. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, working out, shopping, and everything outdoors. She likes this Steve Jobs’ quote: “The only way to do great work is to love what you do.”

  • mandy Eckley Orthodontics Beckley, Oak Hill, Summerville, WV

    Mandy

    Orthodonic Assistant

    • Favorite movie:
    Somewhere in Time

    • What was your favorite food as a child?
    Salad

    • I never leave my house without:
    My cell phone

    • Who is your role model?
    My parents

    Mandy is an Orthodontic Assistant who joined us five years ago. She enjoys reading, spending time with her daughter, Presley, and her boyfriend, Richard. What she likes about her job: “I love getting to work with patients everyday!”

  • melanie Eckley Orthodontics Beckley, Oak Hill, Summerville, WV

    Melanie

    Office Manager

    • What was the best vacation you ever had?
    Long weekend trip to New York with my husband

    • Favorite flower:
    Carnation – it’s beautiful, affordable, and lives a long time

    • Favorite smell:
    Fresh cut grass

    • I never leave my house without:
    My phone

    Melanie is our office manager and has been with the office since 2004. Melanie is a true “soccer” mom – one of her favorite activities is hanging out on the sidelines, watching her boys play soccer. She also enjoys working out and reading. Her favorite quote? “If you don’t have a dog in the fight, stay out of it.”

  • melissa Eckley Orthodontics Beckley, Oak Hill, Summerville, WV

    Melissa

    Orthodontic Assistant

    • What is our favorite weekend activity?
    Spending time with family

    • Favorite flower:
    Honeysuckle

    • What did you dream about becoming as a child?
    Teacher

    • Favorite dessert:
    Reese cups

    Melissa is an Orthodontic Assistant who has been part of our practice for ten years. Melissa is an outdoors person, enjoying hiking, swimming, snorkeling, and snowboarding. She likes to travel to new places and is an avid reader.

  • nicole Eckley Orthodontics Beckley, Oak Hill, Summerville, WV

    Nicole

    Orthodontic Assistant

    • I never leave the house without:
    Lipstick.

    • A quote you live by:
    “It’s not going to be easy; it’s going to be worth it.”

    • What was your favorite food as a child?
    Anything that was put in front of me!

    • Favorite thing to do on a Sunday:
    Snuggle on the sofa, with fireplace going, with my family, dogs, and cats.

    Nicole is one of our Orthodontic Technicians, joining us in August 2013. She had a background in nursing and computer programming before she discovered orthodontics. Nicole enjoys reading, gardening, bass fishing, and anything involving her three daughters. On weekends, she enjoys packing a picnic lunch to travel or explore a new area with family and friends.

  • Stacy team 1 Eckley Orthodontics Beckley, Oak Hill, Summerville, WV

    Stacy

    Scheduling Coordinator

    • Favorite pizza topping:
    Cheese

    • Favorite flower:
    Lily

    • Favorite dessert:
    Pineapple upside down cake

    • I never leave the house without:
    Purse and cell phone

    • Who is your role model?
    Grandmother

    Stacy is our receptionist and has been with us for almost two years. She enjoys spending Ɵme with family, Harley riding, and being outdoors. Here’s what Stacy says about her job: “It’s a wonderful family atmosphere.” Stacy has completed dental assisting classes and OSHA training, and worked in the dental field for more than ten years.

  • Stephanie

    Stephanie

    Treatment Coordinator and Social Media Manager

    • Favorite flower:
    Purple hydrangea

    • I never leave the house without:
    Cell and debit card

    • Favorite dessert:
    Chocolate, anything chocolate

    • What did you dream about becoming as a child?
    A famous singer. My BFF and I would put on concerts using my portable karaoke machine. We’d charge the neighbors 50 cents to see the show!

    Stephanie joined our practice two years ago and is a Treatment Coordinator and Social Media Manager. Her past professional experience was in the banking industry, but she wanted a change and found it in the ortho field. She enjoys anything fitness-related, and has competed in xfit competitions and mud runs. She is a busy mother to 3 who enjoys hiking in the beautiful state of WV, and relaxing on a boat at Summersville Lake in the summer.

  • Tori Copy Team 3 Eckley Orthodontics Beckley, Oak Hill, Summerville, WV

    Tori

    Orthodontic Assistant

    • I never leave the house without:
    Chapstick and water bottle.

    • Best vacation you ever had?
    Hawaii

    • What was your favorite food as a child?
    Homemade chicken & dumplings.

    Tori is an Orthodontic Assistant and has been with us for four years. On weekends, Tori enjoys kayaking with her husband, going out to eat with friends, or being outside with her children. Here’s what Tori enjoys about her job: “I love seeing patients change and confidence skyrocket when braces are removed and knowing that I had a small part in that.”

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