Edward L. Witek, Jr., DMD, MAGD has been providing excellent dental care to the Uniontown community for over 40 years. He finds it extremely rewarding to be able to help patients achieve significant, positive changes regarding both their health and their overall wellbeing. In his treatment chair, you can always expect to receive the compassion and respect that you deserve. Interested in learning more about him? Just keep reading below.
Trusted Uniontown, PA Dentist
Get to Know
Edward L. Witek, Jr., DMD, MAGD
Why Did You Decide
to Become a Dentist?
When Dr. Witek was in high school, he would ask the school bus driver to drop him off at the dentist’s office, which was on the way home. He was always the last scheduled patient of the day! Being an inquisitive person, Dr. Witek would ask the very patient and kind dentist a million questions about the field during these visits. Over time, he saw firsthand how nice it was to be able to positively affect people’s lives while also being self-employed and owning your own business. Plus, dentistry complemented his artistic nature and love of working with his hands. The idea stuck with him, and he soon found himself pursuing the career himself! All these years later, he’s never regretted that decision.
Where Did You Study Dentistry?
After obtaining his Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry from Washington and Jefferson College, Dr. Witek’s educational journey took him to the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine, where he completed his DMD. He is also extremely proud to have attained the title of Master of the Academy of General Dentistry. This professional designation reflects a dentist’s ongoing commitment to providing quality care through continuing education. Dentists who have achieved Mastership status must have a total of at least 1,100 hours of approved continuing education, 600 of which must be in specific disciplines of the dental field. Of the 142,000 dentists in America, only a little over 2,000 have attained this distinction.
Today, Dr. Witek is very involved in the dental world on the local, state, and national levels. Locally, he is a past-president of the Fayette County Dental Society and also serves as its Treasurer, Secretary, and Program Chairman. He co-founded the Fayette County Orthodontic Study Club and has lectured locally to professional and civic groups about general dentistry.
State-wide, Dr. Witek is the past-president of the Pennsylvania Academy of General Dentistry and has also served as its membership chair and parliamentarian. He has been the featured speaker for their Winter Caribbean Seminar Series. He has lectured at both the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine and the West Virginia School of Dental Medicine.
On a national basis, Dr. Witek has served on the Examination Council of the Academy of General Dentistry in Chicago and as the chairman of the Self-Assessment Committee, where he created quizzes for publication in the Journal of the Academy of General Dentistry. These quizzes tested the dentists’ overall knowledge and kept them current on new topics in the field. He currently still serves as a manuscript reviewer of articles that are submitted for publication.
Outside of the
Dental Office, What
Do You Like to Do?
Dr. Witek has been happily married to Mary Claire for over 45 years, and together, they have three adult children and six grandchildren. Their daughter is an orthodontist in Beverly Hills, CA, the oldest son is a radiation oncologist at the University of Maryland, and the youngest is employed with a real estate management firm in Raleigh, NC.
Outside of working hours, he loves visiting with his grandchildren and getting the whole family together in Hilton Head each summer. He is an avid tennis player and sporting clay shooter – in fact, he regularly shoots in the 90’s out of 100 targets! He plays the piano daily as a way to relax and relive some good old songs. He does his best to attend Mass daily and finds it very fulfilling to start each day with prayer and meditation. He also really enjoys carpentry, remodeling his home, and reading, especially about quantum physics.