Dr. Wood received his Doctor of Dental Surgery from West Virginia University in 2019. Prior to receiving the DDS degree, he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Physiology, Magna Cum Laude, and a Bachelor of Arts in Music, Magna Cum Laude, from WVU in 2015. Dr. Wood holds an active Dental License in West Virginia and membership in The American Dental Association, The Academy of General Dentistry, and Delta Sigma Delta International Dental Fraternity. Dr. Wood has taken and passed the National Dental Boards for the American Board of Dental Examiners (ADEX) administered by the Council on Interstate Testing Agencies (CITA). Dr. Wood is accepting new patients for diagnosis and treatment by appointment.
A Greenbrier County native, it has been a lifelong goal of Dr. Wood to return to the Greenbrier Valley to provide treatment to the community that helped him throughout his life. He is excited to join Dr. Holliday in family practice, treating children and adults of all ages in all areas of general dentistry and emphasizing preventive care.
While a dental student at the West Virginia University School of Dentistry, Dr. Wood was very involved in organized dentistry. He was a member of the American Student Dental Association all four years of school and served as a representative to the District 6/7 Annual Meeting during his Junior year. Dr. Wood was very involved with the Delta Sigma Delta International Dental Fraternity serving as the Vice-President, President, and Alumni Relations Officer. During his tenure as President, he established the first dental philanthropy in the Midwest region of Delta Sigma Delta, Project Smile. The purpose of Project Smile is to provide funds for patients at the School of Dentistry who cannot afford to finish their treatment. Financially and physically, the impact of this philanthropy has helped and will hopefully continue to help many patients proudly smile once again. Dr. Wood also served as a Dental Ambassador for WVU from 2016-2019. In 2018, Dr. Wood was selected and traveled to Guatemala to provide dental treatment to the residents of San Lucas for one week.
During his Junior Year, Dr. Wood conducted research exploring the effect of music on reducing dental anxiety during dental extractions. 100 patients were randomly selected to participate through the WVU Oral Surgery Department. During their dental extractions 34 patients listened to “feel-good” music which was a playlist of songs from the 1970s-2010s that had topped the Billboard charts, 33 patients listened to classical music, and 33 patients did not listen to any music during their dental extraction. Pre and post extraction surveys were obtained from the patients which described their level of dental anxiety and whether or not music had an influence on their experience. The results concluded that music had a significant reduction on dental anxiety during extractions. Dr. Wood will continue to offer this service to his patients in private practice as a method to reduce dental stress during procedures.
In his spare time, Dr. Wood enjoys playing, teaching, and performing music with his various ensembles, ranging from his bluegrass band to classical trumpet lessons. He also serves as the Chairman of the Official Board for the Old Greenbrier Baptist Church as well as serving as a substitute organist for Old Greenbrier Baptist Church and Old Stone Presbyterian Church. An Eagle Scout, his favorite activities include the outdoors and spending time on the lake or river during the summer.
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