Meet the Doctor

Bruce L. Cassis, DDS, MAGD
WVU School of Dentistry, DDS-1980

Dr. Cassis has practiced general dentistry in Fayette County for 29 years. He is fully committed to providing the most cutting edge dentistry by constant participation in continuing education. Dr. Cassis is fully certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support. He has had advanced training in laser dentistry, implant dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, oral sedation, occlusal diagnosis and treatment (TMJ), gum disease diagnosis and treatment, braces, and root canal therapy. Dr Cassis serves his community by participating in free dental screenings to elementary students, and provides lectures and seminars to college students in health care professions through the rural health education consortium. During his free time, he enjoys outdoor sports activities with his 5 sons.

Affiliation and Achievement:

  • Awarded Fellowship to the Academy of General Dentistry - 1997
  • Awarded Mastership to the Academy of General Dentistry - 2007
  • President of the West Virginia Academy of General Dentistry - 2000-2004
  • Foundation Partner-WVU School of Dentistry
  • Hospital privileges at Plateau Medical Center and Summersville Memorial Hospital

Member:

  • American Dental Association
  • WV Dental Association
  • New River Dental Society
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • WV Academy of General Dentistry
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • American Association for Functional Orthodontic

Professional Education

  • West Virginia University School of Dentistry, DDS - 1980
  • National Board Examinations - 1979
  • North East Regional Board Examination - 1980
  • West Virginia Licensure Requirements - 1980

Continuing Education

  • Earned Mastership Certification in Physics, Safety, and Regulatory Guidelines, and Clinical Applications with the Er, Cr: YSGG Laser, World Clinical Laser Institute - 2005
  • Adjunct Professor, West Virginia University School of Dentistry - 2000-Present
  • Membership to Academy of General Dentistry and WV Academy of General Dentistry - 1986-Present
  • Fellowship to Academy of General Dentistry - 1997
  • Delegate/Alternate Delegate to Academy of General Dentistry Annual Meeting - 1992-Present
  • Academy of General Dentistry Leadership Development Conference - 1995-2000, 2002 and 2004
  • American Association of Functional Orthodontics Conference - 1987-1992
  • WV Academy of General Dentistry Annual Conference  -1986-2005
  • WV Academy of General Dentistry Fall Seminar - 1999-2004
  • Basic Disaster Life Support, Sponsored by South Eastern West Virginia Area Health Education Center, Greenbrier Valley Medical Center, The Greenbrier & The West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine - November 2004
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Administered by the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation - 2001 and recertified 2005
  • Basic Life Support/CPR current
  • Laser Certification - Biolase Dental Laser Practical Symposium - 2001-2002
  • Laser Certification - World Clinical Laser Institute - 2003

Speaking and Presentation Experience

  • West Virginia University School of Dentistry, Sugar Bowl Health Conference, Atlanta, Georgia. "Laser Dentistry Presentation," - January 2, 2006
  • Academy of General Dentistry, PACE Provider, WV Waterlase Training - August 2005
  • World Clinical Laser Institute, Laser Program Provider - May 2005-Present
  • WV Waterlase Training, Advanced Laser Trainer for users of the Er,Cr: YSGG Laser - January 2005-Present
  • West Virginia Academy of General Dentistry - March 2005, Laser Dentistry Presentation
  • West Virginia University School of Dentistry - April 2004, Laser Dentistry Presentation for Senior Dental Students and Faculty
  • WV Academy of General Dentistry, Annual March Meeting - March 2003, Charleston, WV, "Laser Dentistry-Biolase Seminar"
  • West Virginia University Sciences Office of Continuing Education for Medicine, Nursing and Dentistry - December 2003, Jacksonville, FL, "Laser Dentistry"
  • Continental Tire Bowl Conference WVU vs. UVA - December 2002, Charlotte, NC, "Laser Dentistry"
  • WV Dental Hygiene Association, Annual Meeting - September 2002, Flatwoods WV, "Integrating Laser Technology in the General/Cosmetic Practice"
  • Biolase Seminar - June 2002, Charleston, WV, "LaserSmile-Accelerated Whitening System, Twilite-Soft Tissue Laser"
  • WV Academy of General Dentistry, Annual March Meeting - 2002, Charleston, WV, "Integrating Laser Technology in the General/Cosmetic Dental Practice"
  • Instructor/Facilitator for the West Virginia Rural Health Education Partnership - 1999-Present

Research Projects

  • William Chen, DMD, MAGD, St. Louis, MO, & Bruce L. Cassis, DDS, FAGD, Fayetteville, WV, "Measuring Patient Response to Laser Stimulation for Restorative Dentistry"

Practice History

  • Gauley Bridge, WV 1980-1988
  • Fayetteville, WV 1982-Present
    • Office Team
      • Business Coordinator
      • Patient Services Coordinator
      • 2 Registered Dental Hygienists
      • Hygiene Assistant
      • 3 Dental Assistants

    • Physical Office Facility
      • 5000 square feet
      • 7 treatment rooms
      • Fully networked dental management system
      • Digital photography
      • Digital radiography (intraoral, panoramic, cephalometric)
      • OSHA compliant-meets all infection control guidelines
      • Americans with Disabilities Act Compliant

Medical Facility Affiliations

  • Summersville Memorial Hospital, Staff Dentist - 2002-Present
  • Plateau Medical Center, Staff Dentist - 1982-Present, Peer Review Committee - 2003
  • Hilltop Nursing Center, Staff Dentist - 1999-2004
  • Fayette Continuous Care, Former Staff Dentist - 1982-2002
  • Montgomery General Hospital, Former Staff Dentist - 1980-1988

Publications

  • Contributed to the 2004 Report to the Secretary: Rural Health and Human Service Issues - April 2004
  • "Radiographic Techniques for the Handicapped Patient" - 1980
  • One dozen+ radiographs for publication by various authors
  • Three dozen+ photographs for publication by various authors

Professional Organizations

  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • AGD Fellowship Exam Committee, Team A - 2002-2003
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • American Association for Functional Orthodontics
  • Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation
  • Academy of Laser Dentistry
  • Functional Freedom Corporation-Charter Member
  • WV Dental Association
  • New River Dental Society
  • WV Academy of General Dentistry
    • Secretary - 1994-1998
    • Vice-President - 1998-1999
    • President Elect - 1999-2000
    • President - 2000-2004
    • Chair, Committee to initiate Mastership Track Program, WVAGD
    • Chair, WVAGD Annual Meeting and WVAGD Fall Meeting

Benevolent Organizations

  • Kanawha Lodge No. 20, Ancient, Free, and Accepted Masons
  • The Scottish Rite
  • The York Rite
  • Kanawha Commandary
  • The Shriners of Beni Kedem
  • The Royal Order of Jesters

Community Service

  • West Virginia University School of Dentistry Board of Advisors - 2005
  • WV Rural Health Education Partnerships - Learning, Teaching & Serving WV - October 2004
  • National Rural Health Conference, Washington, DC - 2004
  • American Dental Association - Give Kids A Smile, Ansted Elementary - January 2004
  • Hosted the National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services - August 2003
  • Academy of General Dentistry - Special Olympics, Special Smiles Dental Screening Initiative - June 2002
  • Career Fairs, "Careers in Dentistry," Fayette County Schools - 2000-2004
  • Public Health Fairs, Oral Health Care Information and Oral Screenings, Fayette, Nicholas, and Raleigh Counties - 2000-2005
  • Fayetteville High School Baseball Coach - 2001-2005
  • National Federation Interscholastic Coaches Education Program, Sport First Aid Course - March 2001
  • National Federation Interscholastic Coaches Education Program, Coaching Principles Course - April 2001
  • Fayette County Work-Based Advisory Council, Whitewater Consortium 1998-National Tech Prep Conference, Kansas City, Missouri - 1999
  • Fayetteville Lions Club and Lions Club International - 1980-Present
    • President Fayetteville Lions Club - 1986-1987
    • Membership Recruitment Committee
    • Fund Raising Committee
  • Fayetteville Baseball Little League
    • Board of Directors - 1983-1999
    • Coach and or Manager - 1982-1999
    • Co-Chair Fayetteville Little League Park Rejuvenation
  • Ben Argento Youth Basketball League
    • Board of Directors - 1983-1999
    • President - 1991-1999
    • Board of Directors - 1988-1999
    • Coach - 1988-1999
    • Referee Chairperson - 1989-1999
    • Concession Stand Committee - 1989-1999
    • Tournament Director - 1991-1999

Church Affiliation

  • Member St. George Orthodox Cathedral, Charleston, WV