Meet The Doctors

Caroline Labritz, DDS

Caroline Labritz, DDS

 

Dr. Caroline Labritz grew up in dentistry with her father, Dr. P. Ronald Graziani, who maintained a successful practice in Fairmont since 1976. Dr. Labritz spent many summers and holiday breaks helping in the office which sparked her interest in following in her father’s footsteps.

Dr. Labritz graduated from the West Virginia University School of Dentistry in 2004 with a Doctorate of Dental Surgery Degree. She spent her first six years practicing in Morgantown until coming back to Fairmont in 2010 to practice with her father in the Graziani Labritz Dentistry practice.

As the years went on, Dr. Labritz felt a desire to return to Morgantown to once again provide services to patients in the area. Her passion and an opportunity came together, and in 2016, she joined forces with Dr. Diana Frum to form Dental Arts. After much thought, Dr. Labritz renamed Dental Arts to Sorriso Dental, a name that represents the practice for not only where it is going, but from where it came from. To pay respect to its previous dentists, Dr. P. Ronald Graziani and Dr. Diana Frum, both of whom have significant Italian heritage, the name Sorriso Dental was chosen. Sorriso means “Smile” in Italian.

Dr. Labritz is an avid learner and researcher of all things dental. With a passion for the profession, she invests a great deal of time on Continuing Education hours in order to provide the highest quality treatments for her patients. Dr. Labritz is a Fellow of the International Dental Implant Association, member of the American Association of Implant Dentistry, member of the Academy of General Dentistry, Monongalia Dental Association, West Virginia Dental Association, and American Dental Association. With additional training in dental implants, modern Root Canal Therapy, Invisalign, Cosmetic Makeovers, you will find her very knowledgeable in all aspects of dentistry. Patients quickly see her gentle manner and special interest in children. Dr. Labritz has a special place for children and prides herself on calming the fears often associated with dental treatment.

In her personal life, Dr. Labritz is married with two active boys. She enjoys baking and cooking in her free time. She also likes to read a good book or two. She is very active in fitness and nutrition as well.

Jerry D. Shepherd, DDS

Dr. Jerry D. Shepherd, DDS

 

Dr. Shepherd was raised in New Martinsville, West Virginia. He graduated from West Virginia University School of Dentistry in 1998 earning a degree of Doctor of Dental Surgery. Upon graduation, Dr. Shepherd entered the United States Air Force where he was stationed at Warner Robins Air Force Base in Georgia. Dr. Shepherd comes to our office with 20 years of military service. He is a current member of the WV Air National Guard. Dr. Shepherd has been in private practice for 15 years, practicing locally in Fairmont for the past 10 years.

Dr. Shepherd is committed to providing high quality dental care to each of his patients. He strives to make each patient's visit a positive experience by providing open communication to help them make informed decisions. Dr. Shepherd is a member of the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, West Virginia Dental Association, West Virginia Academy of General Dentistry and certified by the Academy of Laser Dentistry. Dr. Shepherd provides a wide variety of dental services to include aesthetic dentistry, root canals, orthodontics, Invisalign and implant dentistry.

Outside of the office, Dr. Shepherd and his wife stay busy with four active teenagers. When he's not helping patients improve their oral health, he enjoys rooting for the West Virginia Mountaineers, attending Pittsburgh Penguin hockey games, traveling with his family and finding a quiet stream as he is an avid fly fisherman.

Shafia Tariq, DMD

Dr. Shafia Tariq, DMD

 

Dr. Tariq joins our practice after acquiring her DMD degree from Oregon Health and Science University in 2016. She has completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency from NYU Lutheran, at a large community health center, where she has provided comprehensive dental services to the underserved community. It is here that Dr. Tariq learned to appreciate educating her patients on the multifactorial nature of their oral health and to stress the importance of comprehensive dental care. She has a special place for treating children and patients with special needs, and with a background in psychology, she can appreciate the importance of understanding the nature of dental phobias and utilizing techniques to ensure that her patients are comfortable and well cared for.

Dr. Tariq believes in the philosophy of being a lifetime student and stays up to date with the latest research in dentistry. To her, dentistry involves an intricate balance between technical skills and an artistic appreciation for aesthetics. She believes honoring this balance will help her patients maintain and improve their oral health and the appearance of their smile, and in consequence, their quality of life.​

Outside of the office, Dr. Tariq enjoys spending time with her husband, traveling, and visiting family. As West Virginia transplants, she and her husband have been enjoying the outdoors and are always looking for a good hike!​

P. Ronald Graziani, DDS

Dr. P. Ronald Graziani, DDS

 

Dr. P. Ronald Graziani established his dental practice in 1976 on 315 First Street where it remains today. He is a 1974 graduate of West Virginia School of Dentistry.

He spent two years practicing dentistry in the United States Air Force based out of Las Vegas before opening the doors to his private practice. Dr. Graziani is a member of the American Dental Association, West Virginia Dental Association, and Mon Valley Dental Association. His daughter, Dr. Caroline Graziani Labritz joined his practice in 2008 to form Graziani Labritz Dentistry. You will be sure to love his gentle nature, kindness, and compassion with patients.

Be sure to ask him about golf, which is where you may find Dr. Graziani when he is not in the office.

Diana Frum, DDS

Diana Frum, DDS

 

After three decades of providing dental care, Dr. Diana Frum has made many friends as well as developed many great relationships. These terrific people have reinforced her love of dentistry. Her goal has always been to focus on their total body health by providing quality, comprehensive dentistry.

Dr. Frum has maintained a high level of education with new technology and techniques. She prides herself on setting and attaining high professional goals. In 1977, she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene from West Virginia University before continuing on to a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from WVU School of Dentistry in 1983. Dr. Frum remains focused on Continuing Education courses on various general and aesthetic dental topics in order to provide the newest and best treatment options to her patients. She has received extensive additional training in dental implants, orthodontics, and Invisalign.

Dr. Frum remains an active member of the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Association of Orthodontists, and the American Association of Implant Dentistry. For the past twenty years, she has offered her services to local nursing homes for people with dental needs who do not have a private dentist.

Outside of the office, lifelong resident of Morgantown, Dr. Frum shares her free time with her husband, Bob, and has a son, Oliver, and daughter, Julianna. She enjoys painting, gardening, traveling, and spending time with family and friends, as well as her two golden retrievers.​

Meet The Team

Cassie - dental hygienist

Cassie

Dental Hygienist

Cassie was born and raised in Parkersburg, WV, and moved to the Morgantown area after earning her Associates degree in Dental Hygiene from West Liberty University.

Her first job was in an orthodontic office at the age of 15 and she later became a dental assistant. She knew from a very young age that she loved teeth and the dental field was for her. Her favorite thing about being a dental hygienist is the patient interaction and the relationships she has with patients. She also enjoys the positive impact her job has on patients and how she can help them to be the healthiest they can be.


Brandie, Dental Hygienist

Brandie

Dental Hygienist

Brandie was born and raised in Monongah, WV, and earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene from West Virginia University.

She really enjoys interacting with and getting to know patients, while giving them the best treatment possible. She especially enjoys working with and educating adults and children on the importance of their oral health.


Stephanie, Dental Hygienist

Stephanie

Dental Hygienist

Stephanie was born and raised in Morgantown, WV, and earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene from West Virginia University in 2007.

She is married with two daughters and enjoys traveling, sports and spending time with family and friends. What she enjoys most about her job is meeting new people and helping them reach their optimal dental health.


Kathleen, Dental Hygienist

Kathleen

Dental Hygienist

Kathleen was born and raised in the small town of Keyser, WV, and earned her Associates degree in Dental Hygiene from Allegheny College of Maryland in 2013.

Kathleen takes pride in her career as a dental hygienist and believes a patient's oral hygiene is a very important part of their overall health. She enjoys forming relationships with patients and educating them on ways to improve and maintain their oral health. She loves the work environment at Sorriso Dental and believes we have an excellent dental team that can provide patients with optimal oral care.


Devany, Dental Hygienist

Devany

Dental Hygienist

Devany is a graduate from West Virginia University with a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene.

She is an active member of the ADHA and is always gaining knowledge through continuing education courses. She likes helping patients feel comfortable during their dental visit and educating them on the importance of their oral health. In her free time, Devany enjoys spending time with her husband, friends, and family, and playing with her two cats, Dexter and Oliver.


Our Dental Philosophy

Comprehensive Services

We take great pride in being able to meet nearly all of your family’s dental needs under one roof. From general dental procedures to more specialized services, there’s little we don’t do. With multiple doctors trained in different aspects of dentistry, we are able to provide each service with detailed expertise. You will be in good hands here.


Research-Backed Technology

We are passionate about working with the most advanced dental technologies in order to better serve you. But we don’t invest in just any technology on the market. We do our research and only utilize techniques and technologies that are backed by evidence-based research. This allows us to ensure we are always providing the highest standard of care.


High-Quality Dentistry

We sincerely want to be the best at what we do so that we can truly better serve you. We never settle for anything but the highest quality of care. Our team members work consistently to the best of their abilities. We will continue to expand our services and improve as a practice, and you can trust us for quality.


Continuing Education

In order to remain up-to-date on the latest advances in dentistry, our team participates in countless hours of continuing education. We are always striving to improve and find ways to deliver advanced dentistry in the most efficient way possible. We want you to feel confident knowing we are practicing the best dentistry available.


Clear Communication

We know that communication is key to a successful dental visit and, ultimately, your lasting health. We listen carefully so that we can understand your needs, concerns and desires. We will answer your questions, whether they be about treatment, insurance or your oral health condition, and will work with you to find the best solutions to meet your needs.


Comfort & Convenience

Our caring team works hard to make your visit to our practice as easy as possible. For your convenience, we have team members designated to help you in different aspects of your care, including our front desk team to help with scheduling appointments and our director of billing and insurance to help with payment. We also offer pillows and blankets to put you at ease. Making your visit a comfortable and convenient one is a priority to us.

If you value these qualities in a dentist, call us today! We’re passionate about your smile and passionate about helping you achieve optimal health!

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