Smith acquires Stumbo’s practice

Photo Provided Dr. Amy Smith of Smith Orthodontics, left, and Dr. William Stumbo, who is retiring and sold his practice to Smith.

PARKERSBURG — A local orthodontist has acquired another practice with offices in Ripley and Parkersburg.

Dr. Amy Smith of Smith Orthodontics acquired the practice of Dr. William Stumbo on April 30.

Stumbo has provided orthodontic treatment since 1985. He is a member of numerous professional associations, including the American Association of Orthodontists and Southern Association of Orthodontists, and is a past president of the West Virginia Orthodontic Alumni Association.

“My view toward retirement led me to search for an orthodontist who has excellent qualifications and passion for all of my patients,” Stumbo said. “I am very pleased to entrust Dr. Amy Smith to continue my practice and commitment to the Parkersburg and Ripley communities.”

Smith also feels good about the fit.

“Dr. Stumbo and I share similar professional ideals and views about proper patient care. I look forward to serving additional patients in Parkersburg and getting better acquainted with the residents of Ripley,” Smith said.

Smith and Stumbo and their teams will see patients at both locations to ensure a smooth transition for everyone involved before Stumbo’s eventual retirement, during which he plans to enjoy fishing and maintaining his historical cars.

Smith was born and raised in the Mid-Ohio Valley and resides in Parkersburg where she has owned Smith Orthodontics since 2005. She received her doctorate of dental surgery from West Virginia University and graduated with honors.

She attended the University of Louisville and completed a master’s of science and a residency in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics.