Dr. Joseph Gurecka, DMD

Dr. Joseph Gurecka, DMD

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Dr. Joseph Gurecka, DMD is a reconstructive dentistry practitioner in McMurray, PA and has been practicing for 33 years. He graduated from University of Pittsburgh / School of Dentistry in 1983 and practices reconstructive dentistry, oral surgery, and more.Read his story

180 Gallery Dr

McMurray, PA 15317

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Delta Dental
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Guardian
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Dr. Gurecka's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Gurecka "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. "

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Gurecka "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.   . "

13  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

71  Conditions Treated

  • Bad Taste in Mouth
  • Black Hairy Tongue
  • 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
  • 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
  • Tartar Buildup
  • Teething
  • Tempormandibular Joint Pain
  • Temporomandibular Ankylosis
  • Tender Gums
  • Thumb Sucking
  • TMJ
  • 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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83  Procedures

  • 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
  • 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
  • Pocket Depth Measurement
  • Porcelain Bridge
  • Porcelain Crown
  • Porcelain Dental Braces
  • 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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Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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Education

  • 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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

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Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Gurecka's Reviews

3.7
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Gurecka to family and friends
17 total reviews (13 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (17)

  • 5
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  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Gurecka's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (13)

Dr. Gurecka is one of the most arrogant dentists I have ever met. He does not give options to treatments plans- Literally was told if I dont like his treatment plan "go find another dentist, but I doubt you'll find one who will give a better plan" He doesn't take the time to develop patient-...more
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Dr gurecka. Gave me my dearest wish. After A lifetime of a terrible smile which I was always embarrassed about, he gave me a beautiful, happy smile.He and his office staff are all kind and professional
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Dr Gurecka has been my denist for over 23 years. He goes out of his way to accommodate his patients. He has even met me in his office on a Sunday for a dental emergency. I All of my children have grown up with him and now their children are paitients. He even took care of a out of town relative who...more
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Nice demeanor but does not end your visit with a clear way to resolve your problem. Just bandaid fixes that resulted in my situation with a chronically infected tooth and significant bone loss. I ended up with multiple bone grafts from a skilled surgeon thanks to Gurecka's inability to fix the...more
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Although the supporting staff is kind and friendly, Dr. Gurecka' communication skills are a big disappointment. He does not explain procedures fully, has an arrogant demeaner and has a hard time partnering with you, when extending care to your children. I would not recommend his office in any...more
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