Upcoming Courses

WVDA hosts expanded duties courses for dental hygienists and dental assistants throughout the year.  The courses are approved by the WV Board of Dentistry.   Each course is three hours.  Successful completion of an examination is required for credit.  Instructors are Dr. Bryan Weaver and Dr. Mike Bagby of the WVU School of Dentistry, and Dr. Anissa M. Anderson, a private practicing orthodontist.    The four courses are: Nitrous Oxide Monitoring for Dental Hygienists and Assistants, Coronal Polishing for Restorative and Orthodontic Assistants, Restorative Expanded Duties for Dental Assistants and Expanded Duties for Orthodontic Assistants.

WVDA hosts continuing education courses for dentists, dental hygienists and dental assistants two times a year.   These are the Semiannual and Annual Sessions.  They are approved by the WV Board of Dentistry toward renewal of license.  For information call WVDA 304-344-5246, FAX 304-344-5316 or email [email protected] or [email protected] or [email protected]   

WVDA hosts a Semiannual Session in January of each year at the Marriott Hotel in Charleston, WV.    Twelve to sixteen hours of continuing education courses approved for renewal of license will be available to dentists, dental hygienists and assistants.   

WVDA will host its 112th Annual Session, July 20 – 21, 2018, at The Gereenbrier in White Sulphur Springs. Dr. Chris Smith of Charleston and 112th President will preside over the meeting. Twelve hours of continuing education courses will be available to dentists, dental hygienists and assistants.   Go to REGISTRATION ONLINE to register for the 112th Annual Session.   Please note early registration ceases July 1.   Fees increase after July 1.  

According to West Virginia law, dentists are to complete three hours of “Drug Diversion and Best Practices Prescribing Controlled Substances Training and Training on Prescribing and Administration of Opioid Antagonist” every two years to maintain their license.  Newly licensed dentists, including dental school graduates, are required to complete the course within one year of attaining their West Virginia license.   Contract WVDA for this required course.