Doctors 2017-10-31T13:59:26+00:00

Meet our Doctors

Our team of doctors is ready to help you makeover or maintain your smile. Our knowledgeable and experience doctors provide care at all 5 of our locations.


Sami Ghareeb, DDS, MAGD – Is the founder of Ghareeb Dental Group. He graduated from Meharry Medical College in 1975 with a doctorate degree in dental science. He is very active in the Academy of General Dentistry both in the state of West Virginia and nationwide. He is the inspiration behind the gentle dentistry for which we are so known. Dr. Sami is now a Master of the Academy of General Dentistry.

Today, highly trained and well educated professionals use state-of-the-art procedures and techniques to help their patients retain the appearance and function of their teeth for life.

Dr. Sami Ghareeb and the Ghareeb Dental Group, located in Poca, WV at 178 Main Street, offers the most advanced dentistry to his patients while remaining sensitive to their fears and concerns. He provides a wide range of dental services which include teeth cleaning, fillings, extractions, and oral cancer detection. Additionally, the Ghareeb Dental Group provides cosmetic dentistry such as whitening, bonding, crowns, bridges, and veneers. He sees patients of every age and can guide them toward specialized care as needed. His commitment to his patients’ well-being extends to their emotional state as well. The dental office maintains a comfortable atmosphere and the staff maintains a willingness to address the patients’ fears and concerns with genuine understanding.


Dr. Steven is the son of Dr. Sami Ghareeb. He grew up in Poca and Cross Lanes and graduated Cross Lanes Christian School in 1997. He completed his undergraduate study at West Virginia State College and Marshall University before going on to West Virginia University School of Dentistry, where he graduated in 2004. While in dental school, Dr. Steven met his wife, Shayna, who also graduated in 2004 with a bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene. Dr. Steven and Shayna enjoy traveling and attending WVU football games.

Dr. Steven has been instrumental in introducing new technology at Ghareeb Dental Group. He believes that state-of-the-art equipment and techniques are essential in treating his patients with the best care possible. He has special interests in cosmetic dentistry, endodontics, and sedation dentistry, and he has completed advanced coursework in those fields.

Dr. Steven understands the importance of continuing education in keeping up-to-date on the latest dental research and treatment, and is very involved in local and national professional dental organizations. He is currently pursuing special accreditation in the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and fellowship status in the Academy of General Dentistry, where he already holds several national councilmember positions. Locally, Dr. Steven is the founder of Young Guns Study Club and in the administration of Kanawha Valley Study Club. He is an active member of the American Dental Association, American Society of Forensic Odontology, and Virginia Street Study Club. Dr. Steven is a fellow of the AGD.

Community involvement is very important to everyone at Ghareeb Dental Group, and Dr. Steven is no exception. Dr. Steven helps educate others during their dental training by serving as an adjunct clinical professor of WVU school of Dentistry, and by teaching dental assisting students at the Putnam Career and Technical Center. Dr. Steven also helps meet the dental needs of the underprivileged by regularly volunteering at West Virginia Health Right.

Dr. Steven practices mainly in the South Charleston location, but is available for patient treatment and consultations at all three offices.


Dr. Mitri grew up in Cross Lanes, WV and attended the Cross Lanes Christian School. He met his wife, Heather, there and they were married in 1996. They have been blessed with 3 beautiful daughters, Kalila, Samira, and Aleeya.

Dr. Mitri did his undergraduate work at West Virginia State College, and then graduated with an RBA from Marshall University in 2000. Dr. Mitri then attended the WVU School of Dentistry and graduated Suma-cum-laude at the top of his dental school class in 2006. His primary practice is in Cross Lanes, where he and his team enjoy making patients feel at home. He and his family also live in Cross Lanes, and love to cheer on the Mountaineers and the Warriors at his alma-mater, CLCS, where his children attend. Dr. Mitri serves as the Director of Athletics and Development at CLCS. He is also active in his church, Bible Center Church, and teaches Sunday School. Dr. Mitri serves on the Board of Directors at the Union Mission as well.

Professionally, he is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the American Dental Association, the West Virginia Dental Association, the OKU Dental Honor Society, and the Pierre Fauchard Academy for outstanding achievements in dentistry. He is also the 2013 President of the Kanawha Valley Dental Society. Dr. Mitri was one of a handful of dentists in the country who completed a 2 year Mentorship program in Scottsdale, Arizona under the direction of Gordon Christensen, D.D.S. Dr. Mitri received his Fellowship of the Academy of General Dentistry in June 2013.

Dr. Mitri would like to welcome each of you to Ghareeb Dental Group.


Dr. Matthew Scarberry,DDS,FAGD is originally from Barboursville, WV and currently lives in Cross Lanes. He graduated from Cabell Midland High School in 1998 and from Marshall University in 2002 earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Molecular Biology and Physiology.

Following his tenure at Marshall, Dr. Scarberry completed the Doctor of Dental Surgery Program at the West Virginia University School of Dentistry in 2006. While in Morgantown, he met wife Kathleen Ghareeb-Scarberry, while she was completing her training to be a Registered Dental Hygienist. She is the daughter of Dr. Sami Ghareeb and the youngest sister of Dr. Mitri Ghareeb and Dr. Steven Ghareeb. Dr. Scarberry and Kathleen were married in 2007 under the rotunda at the State Capitol. Their first child, Juliet, was born in March 2013 and their second child Leeson was born in June 2014.

Dr. Scarberry joined Ghareeb Dental Group in 2008 and helped open the St. Albans Office in 2009. Last year, the St. Albans underwent a large addition and a complete remodel and update of all equipment and technology. Along with the other doctors at Ghareeb Dental Group, Dr. Scarberry is very involved in organized dentistry. He is an active member of the American Dental Association and the West Virginia Dental Association. He is an officer in the West Virginia Academy of General Dentistry, the President-Elect of the Kanawha Valley Dental Society, and one of the founding members of the West Virginia Chapter of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Dr. Scarberry also became a Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry in 2016. In 2012, he was the Chairperson of the Give Kids A Smile Program which provides free dental care to uninsured children. Dr. Scarberry also regularly volunteers at Health Right providing dental care to the less fortunate in the Charleston area. He is also an adjunct professor for the WVU School of Dentistry’s Rural Health Program.

Dr. Scarberry enjoys the variety of procedures that being a general dentist allows him to perform. A wide range of services are provided including Implant Placement and Restoration, Crowns, Bridges, Root Canals, Fillings, Extractions, along with Complete and Partial Dentures. The St. Albans Office is Dr. Scarberry’s main location but he also spends Wednesdays in Teays Valley and some Saturdays at the Poca Office.


Azita Misaghi has been a part of Ghareeb Dental Group since 1996. She received her undergraduate degree from Marshall University and is a graduate of WVU School of Dentistry, Class of 1989. After practicing in Lewisburg, WV she moved to Charleston, WV with her family where her husband is employed as a physician for the Veterans Administration.

Dr. Azita Misaghi is a member of the American Dental Association and teaches clinical dental assisting at the Putnam Career and Technical Center in Eleanor, WV. She is a regular volunteer dentist at WV Health Right.

Dr. Massey was raised in Hurricane, WV. He did his undergraduate training in Chemistry at Marshall University. He also met his wife, Cindy, at Marshall University. Once they were married he and his wife attended WVU where they both did their post-graduate training. He graduated West Virginia University School of Dentistry in 2007, and practiced general dentistry in South Carolina for 6 years. Near the beginning of 2013, he returned back home with his family to continue his career in dentistry and serve his patients.

Dr. Massey is very passionate about dentistry in his community and wishes to deliver the best, most up-to-date comprehensive dental care to his patients. When he’s out of the office, he enjoys running, golfing, fishing, and being with his family. He also belongs to the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Dental Association, and West Virgina Dental Association.

Dr. Massey would also like to extend a special thank you to Ghareeb Dental Group and the communities of Poca, Teays Valley, St. Albans, Cross Lanes, and South Charleston for the warm welcomes, support, and confidence everyone has shown as he and his team continue to provide comprehensive dental health care for their patients.


Dr. Kayla grew up in Gilbert, WV where she graduated from Gilbert High School in 2002. There she met her high school sweetheart, Justin, and married in 2008. Justin served our country with the United States Army in Iraq in 2004. Their lives have been blessed with two little boys, Blaine and Bradley, who make their lives complete.

Dr. Kayla received her Bachelor of Science in Biology degree from Marshall University in 2006 where she graduated Magna-cum-laude. She then went on to attend the WVU School of Dentistry and graduated in 2010. She has been with Ghareeb Dental Group serving our community for over 7 years. Dr Kayla enjoys meeting new people and providing quality dental care in a warm and inviting environment.

Dr Kayla is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Dental Association, and the West Virginia Dental Association. She volunteers at Health Right in Charleston, WV.


Dr. Amy has been with us since 2015.  She is a Charleston native and graduate of Capital High School.  During her time at West Virginia University, Dr. Amy received her Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Physiology in 2010 then completed her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 2015.

After meeting Dr. Amy, you’ll also learn that she is a fan of all outdoor activities, traveling, and enjoying delicious dining experiences with her family and friends.

As a new practitioner, Dr. Amy values any opportunity to absorb continuing education to broaden her scope of practice capabilities. She is an active member of the West Virginia Dental Association, the American Dental Association, and the Academy of General Dentistry.  She is currently pursuing fellowship status in the Academy of General Dentistry.

Since returning to Charleston, Dr. Amy has become involved throughout the community by working with dental assisting students at the Putnam Career and Technical Center in Eleanor, WV and treating underprivileged patients in the Charleston area as a regular volunteer at West Virginia Health Right clinic. Also, she is the Chairperson for the Kanawha County Give Kids a Smile.

Since joining Ghareeb Dental Group, Dr. Amy appreciates the trust and support she has received while treating patients throughout the community in all five offices.


Dr. Carson Henley is native to Alabama but grew up near Ft. Worth, TX. He completed his undergraduate studies in Biochemistry at Abilene Christian University in Abilene, TX, and then pursued his doctorate at The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston. In fact, Dr. Henley is the only dentist licensed in the State of West Virginia to have obtained a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from a Texas dental school.

Dr. Henley acknowledges the need to stay on the cutting edge of dental research and technology and he regularly attends numerous continuing education conferences and seminars. Beyond this, Dr. Henley is pursuing a fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry and is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Other organizations he belongs to include the American Dental Association, West Virginia Dental Association and Kanawha Valley Dental Society. Dr. Henley also understands the importance of giving back and he regularly volunteers at West Virginia Health Right serving the underserved of our community.

When Dr. Henley is not practicing dentistry he enjoys spending time with family and playing golf. Also, Dr. Henley is an active member of the Kanawha City Church of Christ where he leads worship and teaches Sunday school. Dr. Carson Henley is married to the other Dr. Henley, Sara Henley, MD, who works at Charleston Area Medical Center. They have one daughter.

Dr. Henley mainly practices in the South Charleston office with Dr. Steven. Dr. Henley is also a resident of South Charleston. As a relative newcomer to the state, Dr. Henley has felt welcome from day one in West Virginia and is thankful for the support and friendliness received by the community!


Born in Arizona while his father was in the United States Army, Dr. Spain was raised in the mid-west, primarily the Chicago area. He graduated from Purdue University with a bachelor’s degree in Biology and received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Indiana University in 1986.

While attending dental school Dr. Spain met his wife who is a native West Virginian. After they married and began their life together their professional careers led them to the St. Louis area where they lived and worked for 10 years. As Dr. Spain traveled to West Virginia with his wife he began to develop a love
for the State and its people. Dr. Spain made the decision to relocate to West Virginia in 1998 and has been a proud Mountaineer since that time.

While out of the office, Dr. Spain enjoys the many outdoor activities that West Virginia has in abundance. He is an avid fly fisherman. Dr. Spain makes his own rods and has donated some of his hand made fly fishing rods to servicemen wounded in the middle east conflicts.