A dental student works in the simulation lab.

Personalized Experience

Small class size allows students one on one mentoring by faculty and encourages connectivity among classmates.


Oral Health is Our Priority.

The West Virginia University School of Dentistry offers a Doctor of Dental Surgery, a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene, and advanced education programs in Endodontics, Orthodontics, Periodontics, Prosthodontics, and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. The small class size allows students to have a more personalized experience.

WVU School of Dentistry was one of three schools in the United States and Canada initially selected to establish a Center for Research and Education in Technology (CRET) Innovation Center. The Dr. W. Robert Biddington Center for Dental Innovation is a progressive, 2,239-square-foot learning environment. The CRETs five operatories feature newly developed, high-tech equipment.

The School of Dentistry is located in the WVU Health Sciences Center and is one of five schools focused on educating and training healthcare professionals. This comprehensive learning environment allows students to experience interprofessional learning with the schools of medicine, nursing, pharmacy, and public health.

Our core values are represented through

  • Accountability
  • Communication
  • Collaboration
  • Excellence
  • Integrity
  • Service

Our strategic planning is focused on education, clinical care and research. Our academic structure is designed to transform students into clinically excellent, service-oriented practitioners. We strive to improve the oral health of West Virginians - one patient at a time. Through research we are discovering solutions that reduce oral health disparities in West Virginia.

Visit Us

Visiting is the best way to find out what it’s like to study and live here. Explore our libraries and Student Rec Center, eat lunch at the Mountainlair Student Union, shop at the bookstore, attend a class — and yes, climb a few of our famous stairs.