Dental Admissions Committee Missions Statement

The WVU Dental Admissions Committee strives to admit highly qualified applicants who: (1) embody the necessary attributes of exemplary character and integrity to meet the challenge of becoming a competent dental professional and (2) will be dedicated to providing comprehensive, compassionate, high-quality oral health care to diverse patient populations in West Virginia, the nation, and beyond.

Dental Student Pledge of Professionalism

As a student dentist at the West Virginia University School of Dentistry, I pledge to conduct myself in a professional, ethical, and courteous manner at all times, both in and out of school; to adhere to the high standards of the dental profession set forth in the American Dental Association Principles of Ethics and Code of Professional Conduct; to embrace diversity; to maintain a professional appearance; and to impart the virtues of integrity, honesty, fairness, and compassion.  I further pledge to respect all patients, faculty, staff, and student colleagues.  

As a dentist in training, I pledge to honestly acquire the knowledge and skills required to fulfill the educational competencies of the dental curriculum.  I shall strive during my professional education and career to preserve the trust and well-being of my patients by placing their needs ahead of my own. I shall dedicate myself to lifelong learning for the welfare of others.