Beckley 304.252.0771 • Oak Hill 304.469.3332 • Summersville 304.872.4170

Meet the doctors

Meet Dr. Brett

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.

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

 

Meet Dr. Edward

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.

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

 

He is a past president of the Beckley Area Foundation and post United Way Chairman as well as a fomer Winterplace Ski Patroller. He is alos FBI trained to work with NCIC. He is the dental examiner of the WV Dental Board. He is the coordinator of and a volunteer dentist for the Second Grade Dental Exam Programs in Raleigh, Fayette, Wyoming and Nicholas counties.

Dr. Eckley attends many continuing education courses in orthodontics each year and is a charter member of the West Virginia Orthodontic and Orthopedic Study Club. He is a graduate of the prestigious Pankey Institute, one of the premier continuing education programs in the country.

His hobbies include golf, tennis, fishing, biking and reading. He and his family attend church regularly.

 

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