General Practice Residency Program

Application Deadline: October 15, 2023

1 Qualifications

  • Must have passed the National Dental Board Examination-Part 1 and Part 2 or the Integrated Exam (INBDE).
  • Must have earned a DMD or DDS degree or equivalent from a CODA-accredited dental program.
  • Must apply to the program through the Postdoctoral Application Support Service (PASS) and have all application materials in PASS by October 15.
  • Must be eligible for and obtain a West Virginia dental license prior to the first day of program orientation.

2 Apply to the ADEA Postdoctoral Application Support Service (ADEA PASS)

Deadline: The deadline for submission of all application materials to PASS is October 15..

The General Practice Residency at the West Virginia University School of Dentistry participates in the Postdoctoral Application Support Service Program (PASS). Visit the PASS search engine to view detailed application requirements and to apply. 

Applicants must also obtain a MATCH number from National Matching Services.

3 Interview

Once your application and supporting materials are processed in PASS and received by the School, they will be reviewed by the General Practice Residency Program Selection Committee. If you have any questions regarding the program or application process, please contact the Office of Dental Admissions at (304) 293-1680 or

While an invitation for an interview should not be construed as evidence of acceptance, it is a requirement that assists the committee in its selection process.

4 Acceptance

Applicants approved for admission to the program will be notified soon after interviews are completed.

All residents will be subject to a criminal background check by the most recent technology available. The resident may not begin their training program beyond the orientation phase until the criminal background check has been submitted. 

Must become familiar with the policy below.

West Virginia University School of Dentistry's Policy and Procedure for Bloodborne Pathogens and Infectious Diseases

A residency begins July 1 and extends for 12 calendar months. Salary and benefits commensurate with other institutions.

Need Help Applying?

If you have specific questions regarding our application procedures and requirements, please call the Office of Dental Admissions at (304) 293-1680 or e-mail your questions to