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  1. Step One: Qualifications

    Must have passed the National Dental Board Examination-Part 1 and Part 2.

    Must have earned a DMD or DDS degree or equivalent from a CODA accredited dental program.

    Must be eligible for a West Virginia dental license
  2. Step Two: Apply to the ADEA Postdoctoral Application Support Service (ADEA PASS℠)

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

    The deadline for submission of all application materials to PASS is November 15.

  3. Step Three: Interview

    Once your application and supporting materials are processed in PASS and received by the School, they will be reviewed by the OMS 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, fax (304) 293-8561 or

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

  4. Step Four: 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 fingerprinting or 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. A criminal background check will be repeated at least every 24 months during the tenure of the resident with sponsoring institution.

    Click here to become familiar with the 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.