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As chair of the Department of Dental Practice and Rural Health, I am pleased to welcome you to our web page. Partnerships have been and will continue to be instrumental in the success of the Department of Dental Practice and Rural Health. We are proud of the high caliber of professionals who make up our faculty, our dedicated staff and students we have the privilege of mentoring and providing with meaningful service-learning experiences. Through the West Virginia Institute for Community and Rural Health, we are collaborating with rural dental offices, local government, school districts, and not for profit organizations. As a result, we are reaching more West Virginians than ever before. With the support of a talented and dedicated rural faculty, we are able to provide a unique and stimulating environment for training dental and dental hygiene students. These students are our future partners in dentistry. Partnership, with old friends and new, is creating exciting new horizons for the WVU School of Dentistry. Partnership is the key to the success of our educational mission. I hope your review of the Department of Dental Practice & Rural Health will meet your needs. If we can help you with more information, please contact us.