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Dental Assisting

Externship Highlight – Conde & Malone Family Dentistry

Externship Location – Conde & Malone D.D.S., INC Family Dentistry According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of dental assistants is projected to grow 11% from 2020 to 2030, faster than average for most occupations. An estimated 44,000 openings for dental assistants are projected each year, on average, over the next ten years. … Read more

WVJC Students Share Their Experiences

WVJC Student Experiences WVJC Students from our Dental Assisting and Business Administration programs discuss what brought them to West Virginia Junior College and why they chose their career paths. Request information here to get started in one of WVJC’s accelerated healthcare training programs!

Kyra Toms – Student Highlight

Kyra Toms started her journey at West Virginia Junior College in April of 2021. Kyra chose the Dental Assisting diploma program, which allows her to learn the skills needed for today’s dental field in just 12 months. Kyra says she made this choice because of “the layout and time length of the program, and it … Read more

Handwashing Etiquette

Today, watch Emily Junkins and Molly O’Dell, students in West Virginia Junior College’s Dental Assisting program, perform proper hand washing etiquette. Proper handwashing requires a specific protocol to be effective. In this video, the student’s list and perform the following steps. First, the recommendation of using warm water, as it has a better bacterium and … Read more

Renee Rollins and Micah Jones – Faculty and Student Highlight

WVJC Charleston Dental Director Renee Rollins is joined by her daughter Micah Jones to discuss their experiences at WVJC. Micah is a student in the Clinical Medical Assistant program and loves the hands-on element and having extra support nearby. Renee loves to watch her daughter and students grow and develop the skills needed to succeed … Read more

Vanessa Bowles – Staff Highlight

Vanessa Bowles is the Dental Program Director at WVJC Bridgeport. She has been a dental hygienist for 24 years and is a 1998 graduate of West Virginia University School of Dentistry’s Division of Dental Hygiene. Although born and raised in Ebensburg, Pennsylvania, she has devoted her entire career to serving the dental needs of rural … Read more

WVJC Bridgeport Graduation Day

Seeing students succeed and move on to their next adventure is something that the staff at West Virginia Junior College highly enjoys. West Virginia Junior College Bridgeport hosted its graduation ceremony on December 17, 2021, at Village Square in Clarksburg. The ceremony gave graduates an opportunity to invite family and friends to share in their … Read more

The Proper Way to Brush Your Teeth

Today, watch Vanessa Bowles – West Virginia Junior College Dental Director and dental assisting student Kyra Toms demonstrate the proper way to brush your teeth. This demonstration will inform you on the proper brushing technique, and the time you should spend brushing. If this leaves you wanting to learn more about becoming a dental assistant, … Read more

Marissa Keplinger – Student Highlight

Marissa Keplinger is a student in the Dental Assisting Degree program. Before coming to West Virginia Junior College, Marissa attended Salem University for nursing. Marissa stated that Salem University was not the right fit for her needs and felt, after much research, that WVJC would be able to meet her needs. Marissa said, “That the … Read more

Explore Your Options for
College Classes This Fall

Are you ready to make the move and start working toward a new career? Are you looking for a small-school atmosphere with supportive instructors who are committed to your success? If so, then WVJC may be the perfect choice for you! Attend our webinar to find out your options for college classes this fall. Register … Read more