Part of the School of Dentistry's outreach is with Special Olympics every summer.

Launching Careers in Oral Healthcare

Dental students work into the summer. Some are on rural rotation. Some participate in service projects and outreach. Others are treating their patients in the student clinic.

Improving Oral Health

Defined by innovation in education, patient care, research and service, the WVU School of Dentistry fosters the development of clinically competent graduates. Both dental and dental hygiene students spend two years collaboratively treating patients in clinics on and off campus.

Faculty and Students work with a patient at the Center for Dental Innovation

Technology and Treatment

Center for Dental Innovation

WVU School of Dentistry opened the third Center for Research and Educational Technology instructional clinic. Our dental innovation center offers distinct clinical training and treatment options. It sets the standard for dentistry education in the United States and Canada.

Rural Rotation

Both dental and dental hygiene students must complete at least a six-week rotation at a private, rural dental practice in West Virginia. The partnership, with more than 60 West Virginia dentists, provides students a close look at managing their own offices and treating patients.

Outreach and Advocacy

For even more hands-on experience and to improve the oral health of children and adults across the state, School of Dentistry students must accumulate 100 hours or more of community engagement work prior to graduation.

A dental student sits with a child in a dentist office.
Giving Heart

Your generous contributions enable our students to continue learning and touching the lives of people throughout the state of West Virginia. If you'd like to help advance the field of dentistry, please consider making a gift to the School of Dentistry.

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