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Address:HSC North, One Medical Center Drive, PO Box 9450Morgantown, WV 26506
Program director:Mark Byron, D.D.S., M.S.
Department/section chair:Samuel Dorn, D.D.S.
Predoctoral director:Samuel Dorn, DDS
Contact person:Mark Byron, DDS, MS
Program website:
Application method:

American Dental Education Association Postdoctoral Application Support Service (PASS) and West Virginia University (WVU) Graduate Application

Application submission:Electronic
Application deadline:August 1
Application fee:None for initial application; $60 WVU Graduate Application Fee if interviewed
Application website:
Annual start date:July 1
Accreditation status:A1 (Approval without reporting requirements)
Full-time faculty members:3
Part-time faculty members:2
Full-time Board certified:3
Part-time Board certified:1
Volunteer Board certified:2
Accept internationally trained dentists?Yes
Degrees/certificates offered:
  • Certificate/M.S. combined
Length of program in months:


State license required?Yes - Permit
Must the license be from the state where the sponsoring institution is located?Yes

Refer to WVU School of Dentistry website and PASS website.

Number of endodontic resident slots:3 each year/Total 6
Ratio of acceptance to applicants:20:1
Tuition per year:West Virginia resident: $13,000; Nonresident: $37,000 (as of August 2018)
Microscope:Purchase optics
Salary amount:$0
Stipend amount:$17,000 for second-year residents
Required graduate preclinical technique course:No
Percent of time spent in courses/lectures/seminars:20%
Percent of time spent in research:10%
Percent of time spent in clinical care:55%
Percent of time spent in teaching:10%
Percent of time spent on-call and/or in emergency clinic:5%
Clinical setting:Dental school
Affiliated institution:West Virginia University
Average number of nonsurgical procedures completed per resident:300
Research requirements:Thesis
Residency programs available in other dental specialties at sponsoring institution:
  • Prosthodontics
  • Orthodontics
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • General Practice Residency
  • Periodontics
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