Richard Crout, DDS, MS

Education and experience

Dr. Richard Crout completed his Doctorate of Dental Surgery and Masters of Science degree in Orthodontics at West Virginia University. Dr. Crout has served the Teays Valley and surrounding areas with high quality orthodontics for over 15 years. He has served as president of the West Virginia State Orthodontic Society. Dr. Crout has numerous publications and enjoys spending time as an adjunct faculty member at West Virginia University School of Orthodontics. He was also a clinical assistant professor at West Virginia University department of orthodontics.”

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Family life

Out of the office Dr. Crout enjoys spending time with his wife, Carmen, and their five children: Leigha, Mara, Richard, Michael, and Luke. His hobbies include skiing, hiking, fishing and off roading in the mountains of West Virginia, target and skeet shooting,  golfing, and reading. Dr. Crout and his family reside in Putnam County. They take great pride in helping support their community by offering scholarships, rewarding community service, and helping with charitable fundraising efforts.


Matt O’Dell, DDS, MS

Education and experience

Dr. Matt O’Dell is a native of Hurricane, WV. After attending college at Marshall University, he went on to finish among the top of his class and earn his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from West Virginia University. Upon graduation, he completed his three year specialty residency in orthodontics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and earned his Master’s of Science degree.

Dr. O’Dell became a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics after successfully completing all phases of the ABO certification exam. He is one of eight board certified orthodontists in West Virginia and the ONLY one in the Teays Valley/Huntington area.

After working two years in private practice in Chicago, Dr. O’Dell had the pleasure to return home and join the practice of Dr. Crout. Since 2013, Dr. O’Dell has had the pleasure of serving the area with highly personalized orthodontic care. Outside the office, Dr. O’Dell enjoys all sporting activities, outdoors, and spending time with his wife, Elizabeth Pham O’Dell. In 2016, His wife opened her new amazing dental practice, Creative Pediatric Dentistry, right next door to Crout & O’Dell Orthodontics in Teays Valley. Now Dr. O’Dell and his wife are work neighbors!

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Continuing education

Drs. Crout and O’Dell strive through continuing education to search for the newest, innovative orthodontic developments to ensure their patients are always receiving the most advanced orthodontic treatment available. They maintain one of the most progressive offices in West Virginia, with locations in Hurricane and Barboursville. Crout & O’Dell Orthodontics offers state-of-the-art digital radiography, impressionless digital intraoral scanning, and many other advanced treatment modalities.