General Dental and Specialty Care for the Entire Family
The friendly, dedicated team at WVU Dental Care is committed to providing affordable, high-quality dental treatment for patients of all ages. Our state-of-the-art offices are equipped with the latest technology that allows us to provide our patients with the best possible care and comprehensive treatment options.
Our experts offer a complete range of services, from general dentistry to specialty care, in a modern and comfortable environment.
Patients receive dental care by faculty dentists in various specialties or general family dentistry.
Dental services are also offered by graduate dentists under the supervision of experienced faculty at a reduced cost.
Appointments are available Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm. Call 304-293-5831 to make an appointment. When calling to make your appointment, please advise our appointment agent if you prefer a faculty or graduate dentist.
Your appointment will be in one of two convenient locations: our offices located at the Suncrest Towne Centre or the WVU Health Sciences Center.
If you have healthy teeth, you’ll have a healthy smile.
Good oral healthcare is essential for good health. The team at WVU Dental Care is committed to improving and providing the best oral healthcare for adults and children in West Virginia, southwestern Pennsylvania, and western Maryland.
At WVU, you choose your provider’s experience level: faculty, graduate dentist, or a supervised dental student.
Our dental professionals are experienced in both general dentistry and in several areas of specialty care.
General and Advanced Services
- Dental exams and teeth cleaning
- Cosmetic enhancement
- Whitening and bonding
- Braces, Invisalign, and retainers
- Crowns and fillings
- Root canals
- Tooth extraction and wisdom teeth
- Tooth and jaw alignment for children and adults
- Cleft lip and palate, reconstructive surgery, and prostheses
- Dental sleep medicine
- Gum and bone disease
- Oral cancer
- Salivary disorders
- Temporomandibular joint problems
Graduate dentists are practitioners that are pursuing advanced education in general dentistry or specializing in an advanced program. Treatment in these clinics is supervised by WVU faculty. Fees for a graduate dentist generally average 20 to 25 percent less than treatment at WVU Dental Care.
Choosing a dental student means you will receive meticulous, faculty-guided treatment by our most senior students.
Although visit times are generally longer than you would experience in private dental offices, fees are generally 40 to 50 percent less than treatment at WVU Dental Care.
Appointments are available Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm. Call 304-293-5831 to make an appointment. When calling to make your appointment, please advise our appointment agent if you prefer a graduate or dental student.
Your appointment will be in the WVU School of Dentistry Clinic at the WVU Health Sciences Center.
Emergency dental treatment is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week at the WVU School of Dentistry.
During normal business hours, patients can receive walk-in emergency attention on a, first-come, first-served basis in the Dental School emergency clinic.
After-hours emergency treatment is also available. Please call the WVU Healthline at 1-800-982-8242 to arrange treatment.
Making Smiles Feel Good
Endodontists are specialists in who perform root canal therapy; retreat failed root canal therapy and related infections; diagnose and treat oral and facial pain; save natural teeth and treat injured teeth after trauma; and perform apical surgeries.
Why see an endodontist?
When the soft tissue inside the tooth becomes infected, an endodontist can help repair the tooth. Endodontic dentistry is a dental specialty focusing on repairing the dental pulp. While prosthodontists fix the appearance of a patient’s smile, endodontists help make sure the inside of the tooth is not diseased or inflamed. If the nerves and tissues found inside a tooth are damaged, an endodontist can help save the tooth. While root canal therapy is one of the most common procedures performed by endodontists, their expertise also allows them to treat all types of cracked teeth and dental trauma.
When should I see an endodontist?
An endodontist can help improve the health and functionality of your teeth and restore your smile. You should see an endodontist if you are having tooth pain, tenderness, or believe that you may have infected teeth or if your family dentist has recommended a visit with an endodontic specialist.
WVU endodontic clinic services
At WVU Endodontics, you will receive the highest quality care in a new state-of-the-art facility. We offer a multi-disciplinary approach to our treatments and work closely with other specialties, including orthodontics, periodontics, prosthodontics, and oral surgery.
Our clinic offers the following endodontic procedures:
- Routine to complex root canal procedures
- Endodontic surgery
Oral surgeons are trained to treat trauma, congenital and acquired oral and facial defects and disorders, oral and facial infections, cancers of the head and neck region, place dental implants, as well as to perform extractions of teeth including wisdom teeth placement of dental implants.
Why see an oral-maxillofacial surgeon?
Oral-maxillofacial surgeons treat many diseases and injuries in the head, neck, face and jaw. An oral and maxillofacial surgeon can help with issues like improper jaw alignment, oral cancer, sleep apnea, complex tooth extractions, complex facial reconstruction and much more.
WVU oral-maxillofacial services
Our oral-maxillofacial surgeons offer the highest quality care and a multi-disciplinary approach to treatments. We work closely with other specialties, including orthodontics, periodontics, endodontics, prosthodontics, as well as other medical specialties.
Our clinic offers the following procedures:
- Surgical tooth extraction and replacement
- Oral surgical procedures
- Jaw alignment and jaw joint repair
- Jaw, oral, or facial tumor diagnosis and removal
- Facial and jaw reconstruction and realignment
Orthodontists treat the growth and development and alignment of teeth and jaws in children and adults. Most common orthodontic services include early interceptive treatment, comprehensive treatment, conventional braces, as well as retainers and Invisalign clear braces and range from rapid palate expander (RPE) to dental braces and retainers.
Why see an orthodontist?
Successful orthodontia creates attractive, friendly, and healthy smiles. The procedures used will result in better jaw/tooth alignment leaving teeth less prone to decay, gum disease, and injury. Early treatment can help prevent more severe and costly problems in the future as untreated orthodontic problems can become worse with age. Additionally, misaligned teeth or an incorrect bite can cause other issues including sleep apnea, snoring, speech impediments, and problems chewing and eating.
When should I see an orthodontist?
The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children see an orthodontist for an evaluation by age 7. By that time, they have a mix of primary and permanent teeth and our specialists can tell if there will be a problem with emerging teeth early on. Early diagnosis and treatment can guide the growth of the jaws, produce a better facial appearance, and minimize the need for more complex treatment in the future. Adults can also get excellent orthodontic results. Many devices, such as braces, are less noticeable due to recent advances in orthodontic technology.
WVU orthodontic clinic services
We guarantee you will receive the highest quality dental care available.
We offer a multi-disciplinary approach to our treatments and work closely with other dental and medical specialties, including prosthodontics, periodontics, endodontics, and oral surgery. We are also part of the WVU cleft palate team, which diagnoses and treats patients with cleft palate syndrome and other facial malformations.
Our clinic offers the most advanced orthodontic procedures, including:
- Clear braces
- Lingual braces
- Self-ligating bracket systems
- Invisible retainers
- Designer retainers
- Orthopedic appliances
- TMJ treatment
- Orthognathic surgery
- 3D Imaging
The WVU Medicine Pediatric Dentistry team is committed to providing the best quality dental services to patients ranging in age from infancy to teenagers. Our team is experienced in caring for a child’s mouth, teeth, and gums. Our pediatric dentists have completed dental school and see children of all ages as well as children with special needs.
Our clinic offers the following oral health procedures:
- Comprehensive preventive and restorative dentistry
- Dental hygiene exams
- Exams, fillings, and sealants
- Diagnosis of oral issues and management of conditions
- Care for dental injuries
Healthy gums are a big step toward having a healthy smile. We provide comprehensive treatment options for patients of all ages.
Periodontists treat problems related to chronic long term loss of teeth due to gum disease. In addition, other complex bone and soft tissue augmentation procedures related to periodontal and dental implant procedures will be undertaken. Multi-faceted inter-disciplinary treatment modalities related to dental implant dentistry are incorporated through a comprehensive dental care plan with other dental specialists.
Why see a periodontist?
Periodontists focus on treating disease and disorders related to the gums. If you have periodontal disease or are concerned about the health of your gums, a periodontist can help. Periodontal diseases can range from gum inflammation to serious infections that can cause major damage to the tissue and bone that support the teeth. Periodontal disease can begin due to a lack of routine dental care. If the plaque and tartar that are formed on teeth aren’t removed, they can become harmful and cause gingivitis or inflammation of the gums. When gingivitis is not treated, it can become periodontitis or inflammation around the tooth. When this happens, the gums begin to separate from the teeth and form pockets that can become infected.
When should I see a periodontist?
You should see a periodontist if you believe your gums might be infected. Some symptoms of periodontal disease include gums bleeding while eating or brushing, loose teeth, or gum recession. A periodontist can examine your teeth and offer treatment options. If you have teeth missing or if a tooth needs to be removed, a periodontist can help with dental implants.
WVU periodontic clinic services
At WVU Periodontics, you will receive the highest quality care in a new state-of-the-art facility. We offer a multi-disciplinary approach to our treatments and work closely with other specialties, including orthodontics, endodontics, prosthodontics, and oral surgery.
Our clinic offers the following procedures:
- Scaling and root planning
- Surgical treatment
- Placing dental implants
- Tissue grafts and other cosmetic procedures
Prosthodontists specialize in replacing missing teeth and esthetic restorations through complete oral rehabilitation. Extensive training and experience provide prosthodontists with a special understanding of the dynamics of a smile, the preservation of a healthy mouth and the creation of tooth replacements. Serving as the architect of a dental treatment plan, a prosthodontist collaborates with general dentists, other dental specialists and health professionals to develop solutions to dental and oral health concerns.
Why see a prosthodontist?
Prosthetic dentistry focuses on improving and repairing the appearance and health of patients with missing teeth. Prosthodontists can assist patients with dentures, tooth loss, oral cancer, and much more. They can also help improve your smile with veneers, teeth whitening, crowns, bridges, and dental implants. Prosthodontists are skilled in oral health diagnosis and can restore your smile so that it’s as bright as ever.
When should I see a prosthodontist?
You should see a prosthodontist if you want to improve the quality of your dental appearance and functionality. If you have damaged or worn teeth, a prosthodontist can help restore a tooth’s appearance. They can also use a variety of modern, advanced techniques to replace missing teeth. If you want to learn more about dental implants or dentures, make an appointment with a prosthodontist.
WVU prosthodontic clinic services
At WVU Prosthodontics, you will receive the highest quality care in a new state-of-the-art facility. We offer a multi-disciplinary approach to our treatments and work closely with other specialties, including orthodontics, periodontics, endodontics, and oral surgery.
Our clinic offers the following prosthetic procedures:
- Oral cancer treatment
- Teeth whitening
- Dental implants