West Virginia University School of Dentistry

The West Virginia University School of Dentistry has a national reputation for producing excellent clinicians, both dentists and dental hygienists. More than half of all West Virginia residents admitted to the School of Dentistry have remained in state after graduation. Approximately 81 percent of the state’s practicing dentists are WVU alumni.




Through our rural partnerships, dental and dental hygiene students have seen more than 17,000 patients and performed more than 32,000 procedures over the past decade. For this service, the School received the first-ever OrnaShanley Prize for Enhancing Access to Care by the American Dental Education and the International Federation of Dental Education Associations.

Engineering and dentistry researchers are collaborating to develop an ultrasound tool to improve early detection of periodontal disease, a common cause of tooth loss in older adults. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded a $1.2 million grant to build on studies linking gum disease and mild-to-moderate memory loss, as well as a $2.8 million grant to study oral health disparities in northern Appalachia.




This site is loaded with information relating to our Admissions and Application Processes.  Make sure you check out the page on the Top 10 Reasons to attend the WVU School of Dentistry.  You will also find various Facts, Figures and Trends relating to the WVU School of Dentistry.  The Frequently Asked Questions page is loaded with information for the prospective student. 

So please take some time and review the information and if you have any questions feel free to contact us at:

Office of Dental Admissions & Recruitment
Health Sciences Center-North
P.O. Box 9407
Morgantown, WV 26506-9407
Phone: (304)293-6646
Fax: (304)293-8561
dentaladmit@hsc.wvu.edu