WVU adapts and plans for the future amid COVID-19 response

Plans for new and reimagined academic and athletics spaces, upgraded technology and an ongoing commitment to create a supportive campus environment for all at West Virginia University are moving forward despite the health, safety and fiscal challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

WVU Dental Care offers teledentistry for virtual patient visits

West Virginia’s rural residents will have more access to dental care through teledentistry —the process of connecting dentists and patients online— provided by WVU Dental Care in partnership with dentists and oral health specialists from the West Virginia University School of Dentistry.

WVU to hold online commencement ceremonies Saturday

While West Virginia University’s 4,500-member Class of 2020 will graduate in various states and countries instead of Morgantown and in one ceremony instead of more than a dozen, graduates will be connected to each other and to Mountaineers around the world in WVU’s first virtual commencement ceremony.

Momen family pays tribute to WVU with School of Dentistry scholarship

Dentistry students at West Virginia University who demonstrate a commitment to compassionate care will benefit from the generosity of an alumnus who found a supportive family atmosphere at the School of Dentistry and his wife who leads a WVU health care studies program.

Chemical found in drinking water linked to tooth decay in children

Being exposed to PFAS—a class of chemicals found in drinking water—has been linked to higher rates of cancer, heart disease, thyroid dysfunction and other conditions. WVU School of Dentistry researchers R. Constance Wiener and Christopher Waters studied whether PFAS exposure is also associated with tooth decay. They found that children who had higher concentrations of a particular PFAS were more likely to have higher rates of tooth decay.