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Meet Our Team at Gentle Dental Care in Wheeling, WV

Become a Part of Our Family Here at Gentle Dental Care

We would love for you to meet our team at Gentle Dental Care in Wheeling, WV. Gentle Dental Care treats our patients as family, because this is a family business. We believe in personalized care, because no two people’s dental needs are the same. The dentists and staff at Gentle Dental Care get to know our patients. We focus on how to best treat their needs. To schedule an appointment with our expert doctors and dental hygienists, call (304) 243-9010 or contact us online today.

Doctors With More Than 40 Years of Experience

Dr. Donald H. Lough

Dr. Donald H. Lough has been a practicing dentist in Wheeling, WV, since 1980. He graduated from West Virginia University with a degree in Biology in 1974. He continued on to WVU School of Dentistry, graduating in 1979. He completed his general practice residency program at the WVU Medical Center. Dr. Donald Lough loves West Virginia. He married his wife Amy and raised two children, Jared and Courtney, right here in his home state. Dr. Donald Lough is affiliated with:

  • Wheeling District Dental Association
  • West Virginia Dental Association
  • American Dental Association
  • Past President of Pittsburgh Academy of Dentistry
  • Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD)
  • Member of the American Academy of Dental Practice Administration (AADPA)

Dr. Courtney Lough

Following in her father’s footsteps, Dr. Courtney Lough became a dentist. She graduated from the University of North Carolina-Asheville before going to the WVU School of Dentistry. Starting at the age of 12, Dr. Courtney Lough started working at Gentle Dental Care with her father. She has held most positions at the practice before becoming a dentist herself. She recently married her long-time love, Erich Hempelman and mother of two children. Dr. Courtney Lough is affiliated with:

  • Wheeling District Dental Association
  • West Virginia Dental Association
  • American Dental Association
  • Academy of General Dentistry

Dental Hygienists Help Prevent Dental Problems

 Teeth cleaning is one of the most important areas of personal hygiene. Having professionals handle a deep cleaning prevents potential problems down the road. Dental hygienists at Gentle Dental Care use state-of-the-art cleaning technologies. They not only clean your teeth, but also ensure that your teeth cleaning visit is as quick and comfortable as possible.



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Dental Assistants Help You Stay Comfortable

They say behind every great dentist is an amazing dental assistant. We believe this saying is true. Our trained and experienced dental assistants are here to help prepare, assist, and advise on all of your dental needs. Your comfort is their number one priority.


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Administrative Staff Schedules Your Appointments & Answers Questions

Our administrative staff utilizes computer scheduling to make scheduling your appointments quick and easy. They can also assist with payment options and aftercare advice.


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Schedule an appointment at Gentle Dental Care in Wheeling, WV, and meet our team.