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.
Following the completion of the program, the dental graduate has various career options ranging from general practice of dentistry to postdoctoral education specialization in one of nine American Dental Association recognized specialties; graduate studies in the basic sciences that lead to additional degrees (M.S., Ph.D.); 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.
Program Application RequirementsSupplemental Application, 3 Letters of recommendation, Prerequisite Courses
Graduate Program Application Requirements
Learn more about the application process at:
AADSAS application is available online beginning in June at www.adea.org.
Program Application Test RequirementsDental Admission Test (DAT)
Fall DeadlineNovember 1
English Proficiency Requirements
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. Learn more about our English language proficiency requirements.
WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
West Virginia University is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. In addition, all academic programs within the School of Dentistry earned full accreditation by the Commission on Dental Accreditation at their site-visit in 2009. The School underwent its next site-visit by this specialized accrediting agency in April 2016.