Dental Hygienist Program at West Virginia University (WVU)

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Dental Hygienist Program

The dental hygienist program at West Virginia University prepares students for careers as a clinician, oral health care education, health promoter, consumer advocate, administrator, or researcher. The program focuses on cleaning teeth, providing oral health education and treatment counseling, identify oral pathologies and injuries, and manage dental hygiene practices. Program courses include: dental anatomy, microbiology, pathology, dental hygiene theory and techniques, equipment operation and maintenance, dental materials, radiology, office management, supervised clinical training, and professional standards. Get more details below including other West Virginia colleges that offer dental hygienist program.

The Dental Hygienist program at West Virginia University is accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation since 1965.

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Students Enrolled in the Dental Hygienist Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. West Virginia University has offered the following degree levels for students:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Master's Degree

Students by Academic Level (2014)

Bachelor's Degree19
Master's Degree0

Students by Gender (2014)


Students by Race (2014)


Source: IPEDS Survey 2008-2011: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

Career Options for Graduates

Students who have completed the Dental Hygienist program at West Virginia University, have entered into some of these more popular career paths listed below:

Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary


Teach courses in health specialties, in fields such as dentistry, laboratory technology, medicine, pharmacy, public health, therapy, and veterinary medicine.

Dental Hygienists


Clean teeth and examine oral areas, head, and neck for signs of oral disease. May educate patients on oral hygiene, take and develop x rays, or apply fluoride or sealants.

Career Outlook & Projects ()

According to the BLS, dental hygienists employment is expected to grow at a rate of 37.7% from 2010 to 2020

Salary & Wages

  • Morgantown, WV
    • Total Employment: 110
    • Average Hourly Rate: $26.41
    • Average Annual Salary: $54,940

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Other schools offering Dental Hygienist Programs in West Virginia

Dental Hygienist programs are available at the colleges and universities listed below.

C = Certificate or Award | A = Associate Degree | B = Bachelor's Degree | M = Master's Degree | D = Doctorate Degree (PhD,MD,...)

South Charleston, WV
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  • Dental Hygienist (A)

West Liberty University

West Liberty, WV
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 54 students completed this program


  • Dental Hygienist (A,B)

Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College

Mount Gay, WV
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 10 students completed this program


  • Dental Hygienist (A)

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