Dentistry Degree at West Virginia University (WVU)

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Dentistry Degree

The dentistry program at West Virginia University prepares students for careers in academic dentistry, hospital dental service, community dental practice, or dentistry work in the armed forces. The program focuses on encompassing the evaluation, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases and conditions of the oral cavity. Program courses include: basic biomedical sciences, occlusion, dental health and prevention, oral pathology, operative dentistry, oral radiology, pain management, oral medicine, clinic and health care management, patient counseling, and professional standards and ethics. Get more details below including other West Virginia colleges that offer dentistry degrees.

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Students Enrolled in the Dentistry Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. West Virginia University offers a doctorate degree program in dentistry.

Students by Gender (2015)

 Graduates
Male17
Female31

Students by Race (2015)

 Graduates
Asian4
White39
Multiple Races2
Non Resident Alien2
Unknown1

Source: IPEDS Survey 2012-2015: 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 Dentistry program at West Virginia University, have entered into some of these more popular career paths listed below:

Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary

Description

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

Dentists, General

Description

Examine, diagnose, and treat diseases, injuries, and malformations of teeth and gums. May treat diseases of nerve, pulp, and other dental tissues affecting oral hygiene and retention of teeth. May fit dental appliances or provide preventive care.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, dentists, general employment is expected to grow at a rate of 18.0% from 2014 to 2024

Salary & Wages

  • Morgantown, WV
    • Total Employment: 50
    • Average Hourly Rate: $123.73
    • Average Annual Salary: $257360

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

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ACCEPTANCE RATE
85.81%

FINANCIAL AID RATE
90%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
20:1

DEGREES OFFERED ONLINE
22

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$8,007