Meet Dr. Megan Beam

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Megan R. Beam, DDS

Dr. Megan Beam joined the team of White Family Dental in July of 2015. She treats patients at our dentist offices in Elizabethtown and at Masonic Homes.

Born and raised in Bridgeport, West Virginia as Megan Kinkelaar she loves that Elizabethtown has the small-town lifestyle that she cherishes, while being convenient to Harrisburg, Lancaster and the bigger cities in the region. In fact, she embodies the small town values. In college, she was a varsity cheerleader and the Homecoming Queen.

She loves to work with her hands, to help others and to educate her patients. Her love of dentistry began when she was twelve years old; it clicked for her when a local boy got his braces off and she was amazed at the difference in his smile. She thought right then “I wanna make smiles like that!”

Dr. Megan graduated from West Virginia University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry and a minor in Philosophy. She led cheers for the Mountaineers on the field and is still an avid fan of the alma mater that she shares with Dr. Caleb Beam and Dr. White.

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But her education wasn’t finished in Morgantown. Upon graduation, she enrolled at the West Virginia School of Dentistry and was active with the American Student Dental Association, the WVU Pediatric Dental Club and the Delta Sigma Dental Fraternity. True to her hometown values, Dr. Megan led fund raising and special events including a very worthy charity known as Operation Smile; which benefits children in need of cleft lip surgery and cleft palate surgery.

Dr. Megan Beam of White Family Dental in Elizabethtown

 

Dr. Megan Beam on Making Smiles Better:

It’s why I get up in the morning.

The kind heart of a small-town girl who studied philosophy flourishes in her role as a dentist. “It’s dynamic” she says of her job. Every day is different, and she wants to make people happy. “It’s why I get up in the morning.” It’s very important for her to excel at her work with every patient, and to do it in a way that educates them along the way. She’s had a number of dental procedures herself and has more planned; she’s quite familiar with a patient’s perspective of dentistry.

Dr. White “Let’s us be ourselves and work together…you can’t do that in a big practice.” Her comment highlights what makes White Family Dental stand out from both the nationwide dental corporations and the small office dentists. At White Family Dental, it’s a team effort that encourages everyone to excel at their craft in a way that works best for them and their patients. When you love what you do, nobody will be better at it than you. Which is why she said to her fiancée in 2015, “Let’s be the dentists we want to be in E-town!”

In her spare time, Dr. Beam loves to bake, to travel and to cheer on the Mountaineers with her husband, Dr. Caleb Beam and their furry friend Miley, the Belgian Shepard.

If you or a family member are reluctant to make an appointment, call today. Dr. Beam will ease your concerns.


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S K
S K

1 out of 5 stars

posted 2 days ago

I had a great experience until I told my dentist that I have a chronic pain condition and that I take pain pills. I'd had several serious issues with my teeth and read research showing a link between my condition and tooth decay.
I went there one more time for, I think, the third root canal I'd had in just a month or two. It took two hours and typically they try not to do more than an hour at a time. At the end, he told me he wouldn't be giving me pain meds. Every other time, they had. When he stepped out of the room, the dental assistant looked at me horrified and told me that I needed to tell him to give me some and she was completely shocked that he wasn't going to give me any after a two hour root canal. But he refused and said call if I really need them.
I was talking Tramadol for my Endometriosis, but it is not strong enough to deal with tooth pain. At that time, it had been nearly two years since I'd actually gone out to have fun as I'd been bedridden from my pain. It just so happened the day after my procedure, my husband and I had bought comedy show tickets and I desperately wanted to go. So I called and asked for a few pain pills because my tooth really started hurting the next morning. They agreed.
However, when I picked them up, the receptionist informed me that, "this is not a pharmacy" and they will no longer give me pain meds regardless of what procedure they perform. I was mortified as the whole waiting room listened... I just walked out and cried in my car. I'd never experienced that level of discrimination before.
A few days later I got a phone call from them. Suddenly, my pre-arranged monthly payments were no longer sufficient and I had to pay my balance in full before I could return. I'd just had Step 1 of the 2 Step crown procedure and asked if I could please just come in for that last appointment since I had just paid to do the first part. Nope, the second step wasn't immediately necessary so I could wait until my balance was paid.
I know this is a long review, but I'm hoping others who struggle with chronic pain will read this and know to go elsewhere. Hopefully others will feel the same way too. Discrimination of any type is not acceptable, especially in the medical /dental community. I was taking Tramadol, which is a step or two above Aleve- not near strong enough to help with tooth pain. I wish they would have gotten to know me first. They would likely be surprised to know I have my Masters in psychology, refused pain meds for the first three years of my chronic pain, and only wanted 5 pills max, just enough for a day or two and so I could go on a date with my husband for the first time in two years. Also, I really don't think anyone would pay for and go through a root canal for five vicodin or percocet. I've actually worked with addicts before I got ill and to be honest, feigning a need for a root canal would be counterproductive to the addict's need for the "no feeling" high. I'm so disappointed in them, as a person, patient, and therapist.
*I'm pretty sure Dr. White told the billing lady to call me and tell me that my payments were no longer acceptable. I believe he has been fully aware of what happened.
I am not contacting "you". This review was provided to help other people with illnesses or disabilities make an informed decision. No one with an incurable disease should have to face such immature and unethical behavior when seeking care.

No record? Wow... I didn't think you guys would stoop so low as to blatantly lie. And I'm pretty sure I'm not going to confuse the only dentist I've been to since I've lived in the state of PA.

Dyanne Wagner
Dyanne Wagner

4 out of 5 stars

posted 3 months ago

Nice, people, Dr White very nice dr. I received
A call, saying after he n another dr discussed,
I was not a GOOD fit! To get a tooth pulled?
No explanation, except, my health history.
I was not encouraged, to say the least.
People, it is your decision, whether or not to
Pull ur tooth. Sometimes it does come down to money, $3,000 may glibly fly from some folk's repertoire, but for us not able to get able dental insurance, with our health plans,
Its a tossup. D.W.

Smiles n happy, peppy people, yes by all means , DO contribute to a positive dental
experience! I couldn't agree more. :)
Honestly, folks, I so wish those lovely qualities
could translate into cash. But reality, being
What it is, prevented my first plan , to save my tooth, then crown it. I just could not bear to
see my retired husband have to work so hard,
to pay for it. With a broken knee, I also have Post Concussive Syndrome, he takes care of me so well.The rest I still have no knowledge
of . Things are not always what they seem. :)

As matters turned out, he had been fed the
Wrong conclusion, by the first dentist's
Assistant. I straightened it out with the correct facts. We are ,^^^"friends" again. D.W.

Lindsey Wostmann
Lindsey Wostmann

5 out of 5 stars

posted 8 months ago

They have the most amazing and patient people working at the office. The work with any fear or worry you have. I will never go any where else... they are wonderful! Thank ya'll SO much!!!!

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