Dental Hygiene

Procedures Offered

  • Preventive care (cleanings, periodontal maintenance scaling)
  • Preventive care (sealants, polishing, fluoride)
  • Radiographs
  • Medical, dental and periodontal caries risk assessments
  • Oral cancer exams
  • Tobacco cessation education
  • Teeth whitening
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Fees and Costs

Discounted rates can be applied when receiving treatment from a dental hygiene student provider.  

When should you see a Dental Hygienist ?

For a healthy, bright smile, see a dental hygienist on a regular basis to maintain healthy teeth and gums. Early detection of gum disease, cavities and oral cancer is important to maintain your eating, smiling and overall health. If you have swollen gums, sensitive teeth, are interested in whitening and/or want to maintain your smile, schedule an appointment with a dental hygienist. Patients often see their dental hygienist twice a year or more frequently based on individual oral health needs.

What is Dental Hygiene?

Dental Hygiene concentrates on maintaining healthy teeth and gums, early detection of disease, cavity prevention, teeth whitening, oral hygiene instructions, dental x-rays, diet counseling, and tobacco cessation education. The dental hygienist is a licensed dental professional who plays an integral role in the dental team by focusing on prevention of disease.

What is a Dental Hygienist ?

A dental hygienist must have graduated from an accredited dental hygiene program and passed national written, clinical, and state licensing exams. The dental hygiene students who provide care at WVU Dental have completed at least half of their four-year degree. Treatment from a dental hygiene student is provided to patients under the direct supervision of licensed dental professional.

Are you interested in receiving care from a dental hygiene student? 

You can call 304-293-6208.


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Dental Hygiene at Student Clinic

Types of Providers: Student Provider

1 Medical Center Drive
Morgantown, WV 26506

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