As an integral part of the Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center, the West Virginia University School of Dentistry Department of Dental Research is investing significant resources to advance new clinical, basic and translational research capabilities to augment the teaching mission based on the School of Dentistry's five-year strategic plan.
As West Virginia’s only dental school, we embrace the special responsibility to improve the oral health of the citizens of our state through a dynamic, evidence-based, and inter-professional approach to wellness. It’s a big task: West Virginia leads the nation in childhood cavities, adult tooth loss, and gum disease.
We’re taking steps to address the oral health problems by focusing on excellence in education, patient care, research, services, and cutting edge technology. Our vision is to transform lives and eliminate health disparities for West Virginians starting with excellence in oral health.