I grew up in Gilbert, in Mingo County, southern West Virginia. My father was a coal miner for more than 35 years. His belief in hard work was instilled in me at an early age and that’s obvious in my approach to dentistry: I will move mountains to ensure my patients’finish visits with a happy, healthy smile.
As a dentist, I have the ability to relieve pain, restore the ability to chew comfortably and properly, and give people a smile they love. I approach each person’s unique situation with the same respect, attention to detail, and desire to help that I’d give to my family members.
I want my patients to know that visits to see me are nothing to worry about. I’ll always be gentle and respectful, and make sure they receive the best care for their smiles. — Dr. Nathan Walls
Education and Commitment to Continuing Education
Dr. Walls attended Marshall University for his undergraduate studies. Then he enrolled at the West Virginia School of Dentistry, where he completed his Doctorate of Dental Surgery.
Since his graduation from dental school in 2003, Dr. Walls has completed many continuing education classes. He has studied new technologies and advanced techniques, to decide which are best for his patients.
Dr. Walls was a William Reed Butler Scholar. He has received achievement awards from the American Academy of Gold Foil Operators and the Southeastern Academy of Prosthodontics.
- American Dental Association
- Academy of General Dentistry
- West Virginia Dental Association
- Blennerhassett Dental Society
- Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society
- West Virginia School of Dentistry Alumni Association
Beyond the Office
Dr. Walls and his wife Marki were married in 1999. In 2005 they moved to Jackson County, where Marki served as the local pharmacist and owner of Ripley Drug for eight years. The couple’s first child, Waylon, was born in April 2015. Their second child, Wynnie, was born in June 2017. When he’s not caring for patients, Dr. Walls’s priority is spending time with his family.
Dr. Walls is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys bowhunting for whitetails and fishing for largemouth bass. He’s also a gun enthusiast and owns several hundred firearms, including all types of handguns, rifles, and shotguns.
In addition, Dr. Walls enjoys carpentry, electrical work, and plumbing. He grew up learning these trades and he and his father built and remodeled the practice!