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WVJC Dental Assisting Program

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

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

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

Beth Ramsey – Student Highlight

Beth Ramsey is a student in West Virginia Junior College’s Dental Assisting program, where she is striving to earn her associate degree in Dental Assisting. She hopes to be able to call herself a Nationally Registered Dental Assistant. Beth began her dental assisting classes at WVJC in June of 2018, right after graduating from high … Read more