Dr. Joseph Gurecka, DMD

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Dr. Joseph Gurecka, DMD
I graduated from West Virginia University Magna Cum Laude with a double major in Chemistry and Biology and a minor in History. After working 2 years as a chemist/production engineer I returned to The University of Pittsburgh to attend graduate school in the Department of Chemistry but had a change in heart and enrolled at the Pitt Dental School where I graduated with Honors (Omicron Kappa Upsilon). Later I completed a General Practice Residency at Allegheny General Hospital and, after passing my board exams, became a Fellow of the American Association of Hospital Dentists (now Special Care in Dentistry). I returned to the University of Pittsburgh to receive an executive MBA from the Katz School of Business with a focus on the emerging field of Biotechnology/Bone Tissue Engineering.. I now practice in McMurray, Pennsylvania and live in Upper St. Claire with my wife and daughter where we are active in our church, neighborhood, and community. I enjoy boating, fishing, biking, skiing, and anything outdoors! I have finished my first historical novel and am proofing for publication.

180 Gallery Dr

McMurray, PA 15317

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Dr. Joseph Gurecka, DMD

Dr. Joseph Gurecka, DMD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Delta Dental
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Guardian
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Humana
  • Travelers
  • Tricare
  • United Concordia
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Care Philosophy

At Valley Brook Dental our office seeks to achieve quality patient care through clinical excellence and superior administrative performance.  By providing high quality dental care in a compassionate, convenient, and cost effective fashion we create values for our patients, reaffirm our value as health care professionals, and generate satisfaction from our success in meeting the needs of our patients. We are a relationship based healthcare organization which customizes our treatment to the unique, individual, needs of our patients.   . 
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Practice Areas

  • Reconstructive Dentistry
  • Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Dentistry
  • Emergency Dentistry
  • Endodontics
  • Family Dentistry
  • Laser Dentistry
  • Minimally Invasive Dentistry
  • Oral Surgery
  • Pediatric Dentistry
  • Sedation Dentistry
  • Sleep Medicine Dentistry
  • Sports Dentistry

Conditions Treated

  • Bad Taste in Mouth
  • Bleeding Gums
  • Bone Loss
  • Broken Tooth
  • Canker Sore
  • Cavity
  • Chipped Tooth
  • Chronic Periodontitis
  • Cleft Lip
  • Cleft Lip and Palate
  • Cleft Palate
  • Clicking of Temporomandibular Joint
  • Cold Sore
  • Cosmetic Conditions
  • Cosmetic Peridontal Problems
  • Cracked Tooth
  • Crooked Teeth
  • Dental Crowding
  • Dental Disorders
  • Dental Injury
  • Dental Trauma
  • Dry Mouth
  • Dry Tooth Socket
  • Excessive Tooth Wear
  • Facial Pain
  • Gaps Between Teeth
  • Gingivitis
  • Grinding of Teeth
  • Gum Disease
  • Gummy Smile (Oversized Gingiva)
  • Halitosis
  • Jaw Bone Tissue Deterioration
  • Jaw Misalignment Leading to TMJ
  • Jaw Sprain
  • Loose Teeth
  • Misaligned Teeth
  • Misshapen Teeth
  • Mouth Conditions
  • Mouth Lesions
  • Mouth Ulcer
  • Oral Infection
  • Orofacial Pain
  • Periodontitis
  • Plaque
  • Postoperative Pain
  • Receding Gums
  • Sensitive Teeth
  • Soft Tissue Infection
  • Stained Teeth
  • Swollen Gums
  • TMJ
  • Tartar Buildup
  • Teething
  • Tempormandibular Joint Pain
  • Temporomandibular Ankylosis
  • Tender Gums
  • Thumb Sucking
  • Tooth Abnormalities as Seen in Diabetes
  • Tooth Abrasion
  • Tooth Abscess
  • Tooth Attrition
  • Tooth Avulsion
  • Tooth Damage
  • Tooth Decay
  • Tooth Decay Caused by Acid Attack
  • Tooth Demineralization
  • Tooth Discoloration
  • Tooth Loss
  • Tooth Malformation
  • Toothache
  • Traumatic Dental Injuries


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  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Amalgam Dental Fillings
  • Athletic Mouthguards
  • Bite Adjustment
  • Cancer Screening
  • Ceramic Dental Crowns
  • Composite Fillings
  • Conscious Sedation
  • Cosmetic Contouring (Dental)
  • Cosmetic Oral Evaluation
  • Cosmetic Procedure
  • Crown Lengthening
  • Deep Bleaching
  • Dental Bonding
  • Dental Brace
  • Dental Bridge
  • Dental Cleaning
  • Dental Crown
  • Dental Examination
  • Dental Filling
  • Dental Hygiene Services
  • Dental Implant
  • Dental Inlays
  • Dental Onlay
  • Dental Procedure
  • Dental Prophylaxis
  • Dental Restoration
  • Dental Sealant
  • Dental Veneer
  • Dental X-Ray
  • Denture Repair
  • Dentures
  • Digital X-Ray (CDR)
  • Endodontic Treatment
  • Fluoride Treatment
  • Fluoride Varnish
  • Frenectomy
  • General Anesthesia
  • Gold Dental Inlays
  • Gum Disease Treatment
  • Implant-Supported Bridge
  • Implant-Supported Crown
  • Implant-Supported Dentures
  • Intraoral Camera
  • Laser Assisted Periodontal Therapy
  • Laser Office Procedure
  • Laser Root Planing
  • Lesion Removal
  • Local Anesthesia
  • MDI Mini Dental Implant
  • Moderate Sedation
  • Molar Endodontics
  • Nightguard
  • Non-Surgical Bite Correction
  • Non-Surgical Gum Treatment
  • Oral Conscious Sedation
  • Oral Sedation
  • Oral Soft Tissue Assessment
  • Panorex FMX
  • Pediatric Dental Exam
  • Periodontal Exam
  • Physical Examination
  • Pocket Depth Measurement
  • Porcelain Bridge
  • Porcelain Crown
  • Porcelain Dental Inlays
  • Porcelain Dental Onlays
  • Porcelain Fixed Bridges
  • Porcelain Veneers
  • Post-Operative Care
  • Restoration of Dental Implants
  • Root Canal
  • Root Planing
  • Rotary Endodontics
  • Sleep Apnea Oral Appliances
  • Smile Makeovers
  • Special Needs Patients-General Care
  • Sterilization
  • Teeth Extraction
  • Teeth Polishing
  • Teeth Scaling
  • Teeth Whitening
  • Ultrasonic Dental Cleaning
  • Upper Dentures


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  • West Virginia University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1976
  • University Of Pittsburgh / School Of Dentistry
    Medical School | Graduated 1983
  • Allegheny General Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1984
  • American Association Of Hospital Dentists
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1985
  • University Of Pittsburgh Katz School
    Other Education | Completed 2002

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Dr. Gurecka's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Gurecka to family and friends
based on 13 total reviews (8 with comments)
Dr. Gurecka's Performance
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  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (8)
in Venetia |
He is never rushed and always has the time to spend with me! Great care always!
in Canonsburg, PA |
Dr. Gurecka has been my dentist for over 9 years now and I am very happy with his professionalism and the quality of his work. Being Dr. Gurecka's patient has drastically improved my oral health and has addressed a lot of my dental issues. The office staff is also very friendly and professional.
in Las Vegas, NV |
Dr, Gurecka is super! He does excellent work. He and his staff are very professional, caring, and efficient. I went to him several years ago because my previous dentist would not do veneers, and I felt they would be helpful given my aging process. Dr, Gurecka did a beautiful job. I did break one, and it was replaced at a reduced rate under our contract. He makes me smile!
in Pittsburgh, PA |
He was very pleasant to deal with. I do not feel as if he was railroading me into get other work done that I was not there for. He keep me completely informed of what was needed and what could be done and let me make the calls on the work to be performed. Instead of telling me I needed to have this or that done before he could do this or that. I felt like I was in control of things for a change instead of being thrust in to a network set by for referrals like at other dentist offices. .
in Canonsburg, PA |
Dr. Gurecka and his team treat me like family. I never have to wait very long for an appointment and when I am there, I am treated spectacularly. I recommend him 100%!
Canonsburg, PA |
Dr explained very basics, did not formulate a good plan for future work, has a quick lets-try-to-fix-the-problem and get you out the door. Its my opinion his level of service is based on the speed he gets paid by your insurance company. He has let go 2 of his billing staff that were very polite and accommodating but the new hires have nothing but scathing remarks to say about the previous employees, saying the past billing practices were crude, submitted incorrectly, impossible to follow, etc.
in Pittsburgh, PA |
My whole family (four kids!) see Dr. Gurecka. I started with Dr. Gurecka when a pediatric dentist was recommending procedures for my young son that I did not think were necessary. I like Dr. Gurecka's balanced approach to dentistry, and I trust his integrity. I have recommended him to friends and family. The office is kid-friendly, and the staff is very nice!
Would not recommend his practice. While his office is clean and you don't have to wait long --- the care you are under is less than good. The staff tends to be rude as well as the Dr. Overall not a good office.
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Dr. Gurecka accepts 17 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Delta Dental
    Delta Dental PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Guardian
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Humana
  • Travelers
  • Tricare
  • United Concordia
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare
  • UPMC
  • UPMC Health Plan
    Dental Advantage PPO

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