Simpson Dental PLLC

Meet Our Doctors

Dental Care with Generational History in Charleston, WV

The dentists at Simpson Dental PLLC care for you professionally, carrying the proud tradition that began when Robert R. Simpson, DDS (Dr. Bob), Dr. Mark’s father and Dr. Christen’s grandfather, founded the company in 1948 in Charleston, WV. Our Family and Team continues to bring dental care with generational history to every patient. We have developed the most advanced office in the state! When you want the best dental care with an exemplary record of service, come to Simpson Dental PLLC.

Mark W. Simpson, DDS, Leads the Quality Dental Team

Dr. Mark Simpson graduated from the University of Dayton with honors, and leads the quality dental team that cares for patients. He received his DDS degree from West Virginia University School of Dentistry. His on-going quest for excellence earned him the honor of being selected as one of America’s Top Dentists every year since 2002.

A recognized dentistry leader, Dr. Mark lectures nationally and internationally on topics including implants, cosmetics, and practice management. He also has provided on-site training courses at Simpson Dental PLLC for dentists around the country.


  • Academy of Osseointegration
  • American Academy of Implant Dentistry
  • Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics
  • American Dental Association
  • West Virginia Dental Association
  • Kanawha Dental Society

His extensive knowledge of all aspects of dentistry, including lab and practice management, has led to his reputation as one of the nation’s most talented dentists. Dr. Mark has incorporated the very latest technology in dentistry to provide the highest level of care.

Robert R. Simpson, DDS (Dr. Bob), Dr. Mark’s father, founded the company in 1948. Christen Simpson, DDS MBA, Dr. Mark’s daughter, is also carrying on the tradition of excellence. You will find Dr. Christen at the Charleston office of Simpson Dental PLLC.

Dr. Mark’s wife, Connie, is a bookkeeper and hygienist. Major Cory Simpson, Dr. Mark’s son, is a Judge Advocate General officer in the U.S. Army. He served two years with the 82nd Airborne and was deployed to Afghanistan.

In Dr. Mark’s spare time, ice skating, snow and water skiing, boating, racing cars, and collecting model trains are some of the activities he enjoys. When he is not practicing dentistry, he uses his hands and talents with gardening and specializes in installing water features.

Christen Simpson Raynes, Dental Care for the Next Generation

Christen Simpson Raynes, DDS, MBA received her Bachelor of Arts in biology and her DDS degree from West Virginia University. She chose to expand her business knowledge, receiving her MBA from the University of Charleston. Dr. Christen continually strives to be on the forefront of dentistry, staying well informed of new technologies while improving care for the next generation of patients. She is known for her compassion, gentle touch and caring approach to each patient she treats. She is happy to be the third generation of Simpson dentists carrying on the tradition of providing beautiful smiles.

Dr. Christen is active in the community as a part of the Charleston Area Alliances and the Gabriel Project. Dr. Christen also volunteers at Health Right to provide dental care to the underprivileged adults of West Virginia.

Dr. Christen was selected to the Young Guns Class of 2009. Young Guns is a group of upcoming, select professionals who are community movers and strive to make West Virginia great. Dr. Christen was selected by WV Executive Magazine for their “Young Guns Reloaded” issue to honor her achievements since being selected as a Young Gun eight years earlier. She was also selected by the State Journal in 2010 to be among the “Top 40 Professionals Under 40.”

Most recently, Dr. Christen was selected as one of Incisal Edge’s 40 under 40 America’s Best Young Dentists. Incisal Edge, published by Benco Dental, the leading lifestyle magazine for dental professionals nationwide, selects 40 of the top young dentists in the nation. Incisal Edge celebrates dentists’ achievements both inside the operatory and during their hard-earned downtime.

Dr. Christen enjoys spending time with her husband, Derek, and her two kids, Ben and Adia. They enjoy watching WVU sports and outdoor activities such as camping, biking and skiing.


  • American Dental Association
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • American Dental Society of Anesthesiology
  • Kanawha Valley Dental Society
  • West Virginia Dental Association

We invite you to read even more about the caring team of dental professionals at our office and contact us to schedule your appointment directly.

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