Our Support Team
Initially, our growth was out of necessity to accommodate Drs. Minchau, McBride, and Stiles to practice together. Quickly we realized the benefits of group practice, and decided to grow purposefully. Our desire is to serve and support to allow specialists to thrive in private practice.
Aaron is arguably the most selfless, committed, and disciplined person on the planet. He is a man of his word, and will work tirelessly to make sure everyone on the team is included, encouraged, and empowered. Aaron is truly the epitome of a servant leader.
His background is in nursing, where he started his career in the ICU at a major hospital. His leadership skills were quickly noticed, and he rose through the ranks of management. In 2017 he was approached by Drs. Minchau, McBride, and Stiles about helping them with their vision to grow a lasting and meaningful group dental practice. He is excited about the industry and the opportunities for growth that it provides.
Dr. Minchau grew up in Johnstown, PA. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown in 1996 and his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from West Virginia University in 2000. He then completed his postdoctoral specialty program in endodontics at WVU in 2004.
Jeff enjoys staying active with his family playing Golf, Stand-up-Paddle boarding, or boating on our amazing lakes in the area. Jeff married his wife Beth, a family nurse practitioner, and Morgantown native in 2000. They have two sons, Owen and Ryan, and a daughter Sara….the main reason for his grey hair!
Dr. McBride was raised in Petersburg, WV. He received his undergraduate degree from West Virginia University in 2001, his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from West Virginia University in 2005, and then completed his postdoctoral specialty training in endodontics at WVU in 2007.
Kent loves to pursue outdoor activities including, skiing, golfing, hunting, backpacking, and photography. He has also recently earned his private pilots license. Kent and his lovely wife, Sarah, have two little boys Cole (born in 2013), and Cooper (born in 2015).
Dr. Stiles is from Kimberly, WV, a small town in the western end of Monongalia County. He received his undergraduate BS degree from WVU in Forensic Identification. He graduated from the WVU School of Dentistry in 2008. He went on to obtain his postdoctoral specialty degree in Endodontics from WVU in 2010.
Spencer married his high-school sweetheart, Bethanie, in 2006, and they had a son, Henley, in 2009. In 2013, they had their second son, Challen, and on Spencer’s birthday (April 29th) of 2016 they had a daughter, Briston.
Having worked in dentistry for 42 years in seven different offices, Dana has truly been able to develop the best practices related to compliance. She leaves no stone unturned and is diligent to ensure the patients health and safety is of primary concern. We are incredibly thankful for Dana's knowledge and would be a very incomplete team without her.
Janet has worked in our original office in Morgantown since it's inception in 1993. She is persistent, detail oriented and witty. Keeping up with the every-changing landscape of dental insurance is definitely a challenging job, but Janet handles all the speed bumps with a smile and a joke.
J-La as we call her, (since we have two Janets), handles our payroll, accounts payable, and financial reporting. She worked many years in a successful accounting firm before joining us as her primary job in 2014. She has two beautiful grand babies who she loves dearly!
Elise is our newest addition to the Meridian team. Originally from Pittsburgh, PA she graduated from West Virginia University in 2016 with a B.S. in Journalism. She is responsible for the production and fulfillment of all of our internal and external marketing efforts.