Meet the Doctors

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.

South Charleston

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.

Cross Lanes

Dr. Matthew Scarberry is originally from Barboursville, WV and now lives in Teays Valley. He graduated from Cabell Midland High School in 1998. His undergraduate work was completed at Marshall University, 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. During his time in Morgantown, he met his wife, Kathleen, while she was completing her training to become a Registered Dental Hygienist. She is the daughter of Dr. Sami Ghareeb and the youngest sister of Dr. Mitri and Dr. Steven Ghareeb. Dr. Scarberry and Kathleen were married in 2007 under the rotunda at the State Capitol. On March 15, 2013, they welcomed their first child, Juliet Lucille.

Dr. Scarberry joined Ghareeb Dental Group in 2008 and helped open the St. Albans Office in 2009. 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 Secretary and Treasurer of the Kanawha Valley Dental Society, and one of the founding members of the West Virginia Chapter of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. In 2012, he was the Chairperson for 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. During the school year, he is an adjunct professor at the Putnam County Career and Technical Center in the Dental Assisting Program and also 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 Crowns, Bridges, Root Canals, Fillings, Extractions, Complete and Partial Dentures, and Implant Placement and Restoration. The St. Albans Office is his main location but he also works at Poca and South Charleston Offices.

St. Albans

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. Kayla grew up in Gilbert, WV where she graduated from Gilbert High School in 2002. She met her high school sweat-heart, Justin, there and married in 2008. Justin served our country with the United States Army in Iraq in 2004. They had their first son, Blaine Elliott, in November of last year, and he is their pride and joy. When she is not working, she enjoys cheering on the Mountaineers and spending time with her family.

She 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 WVU School of Dentistry and graduated in 2010. Before her graduation, she accepted a job offer with Ghareeb Dental Group. She has been working primarily in the Cross Lanes office since she began in June 2010. She enjoys meeting new people in the area and serving their dental needs 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 also volunteers at Health Right in Charleston, WV.

Cross Lanes

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, St. Albans, Cross Lanes, and South Charleston for the warm welcomes, acceptance, and trust everyone has showed during his introduction into the practice.