I got a misdemeanor in vermont six years ago. I am wanting to attend a Dental Hygiene program in Virginia but the Virginia Board of dentistry cannot tell me if I can get liscensed until i finish the program and fill out an application to them. I do not want to take three years of schooling just to have the board look at me and tell me no. So i figured I would try this way. How and can I get this misdemeanor off of my record in the state of Vermont? I do live in the state of west virginia.