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Dental Assisting Program

Watch Part 2 of the Live from the Dental Assisting Lab!

WVJC hosted a Facebook LIVE event from the dental assisting lab. If you missed it, check it out below! Renee Rollins and the dental assisting students walk you through procedures within the dental assisting lab at West Virginia Junior College. See students perform x-rays, and fillings, set up a matrix band, and much more! WVJC … Read more

Did You Miss Our Live From The Dental Assisting Lab?

Watch it LIVE on Facebook or YouTube and experience the dental assisting lab class with Dental Assisting Director Renee. She guides students through different dental office procedures. See as Renee helps her students, Tamara and Ashton, in assisting with fillings and highlighting proper techniques for a Dental Assistant. After that, watch Renee, Kei-Anna, and Nasyia … Read more

Alison Proffitt – Student Highlight

Meet Dental Assisting Student – Alison Proffitt Alison Proffitt, a recent high school graduate, was looking for a college that would be a great fit. WVJC Bridgeport was Alison’s first school of choice. She said after touring WVJC, she knew it was the college for her. Alison stated that she chose WVJC “due to the … Read more

Online Dental Assisting – Program Highlight

Discover WVJC Online’s Dental Assisting Program! Are you interested in becoming a dynamic dental and oral care team member? WVJC Online is proud to offer an online Dental Assisting program highlighting many essential oral care aspects. “I am excited to share this new program and expand opportunities for people throughout West Virginia and surrounding states,” … Read more

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

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

Renee Rollins – Staff Highlight

Renee Rollins is the Dental Program Director at WVJC Charleston.  Renee completed her diploma in dental assisting after graduating from Poca High School. Renee’s dental field experience includes general dentistry, oral surgery, and pediatric dentistry.  She is passionate about the dental field and has over 15 years of in-field experience. WVJC offers a hands-on approach … 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

Rachel Pauley – Student Highlight

Rachel Pauley is currently finishing her last six weeks as a West Virginia Junior College student in the Dental Assisting Associate Degree program. She reiterates that she cannot believe how quickly 18 months have flown by. She reflects on the moment when she first walked through the doors at WVJC Charleston and realized that this … Read more

Chandice Litton – Student Highlight

Chandice Litton started the Dental Assisting program at West Virginia Junior College in June 2020. Before coming to WVJC, Chandice was attending Braxton County High school. Chandice wanted to become a dental assistant and knew that WVJC had a dental program. When she visited WVJC to see the program, Chandice really liked how small the … Read more