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School of Dentistry Admissions
School of Dentistry Admissions
phone: 304-293-6646

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School of Dentistry Admissions
School of Dentistry Admissions
phone: 304-293-6646

Program Details

Program Description

The WVU School of Dentistry has an excellent reputation as the state's only dental school. Over 80% of West Virginia dentists are graduates of our program. Many of the faculty and graduates are recognized leaders in dental education and organized dentistry.

Our Mission is:

To provide the people of West Virginia with an oral health center for education, research, and service activities.
To contribute to and improve the dental health for all people, especially the citizens of West Virginia.

Career Profile

Following the completion of the DDS Program, the dental graduate has various career options ranging from general practice of dentistry to post-doctoral education specialization in one of nine American Dental Association recognized specialties; graduate studies in the basic sciences that lead to additional degrees (MS, PhD); a career in teaching and research; and postgraduate study that provides graduates with advanced training for the practice of general dentistry. A relatively large portion of dentists are self-employed.

Graduate Program Application Requirements

Applicants must arrange for official copies of transcripts and test scores to be sent directly to the WVU Office of Graduate Admissions and Recruitment at PO Box 6510, Morgantown, WV 26506-6510. If being sent by delivery service (Federal Express, UPS, etc) requiring a street address, please use WVU Office of Graduate Admissions and Recruitment, 1500 One Waterfront Place, Morgantown, WV 26501. The program requirements listed below (if any) are in addition to the main WVU Graduate Application.

English Language Proficiency

All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose. Please see Office of Admissions - English Language Proficiency for more information.

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WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

In 2002, the Commission on Dental Accreditation reviewed all School of Dentistry programs and extended another seven years of accreditation.