• Dr. James David Duncan, DDS, MSD, 2014 Dental Friend of the Year
    Dr. James David Duncan, DDS, MSD, 2014 Dental Friend of the Year

    2014 Dental Friend of the Year

        A native of Oxford, Mississippi, Dr. Duncan attended the University of Mississippi and received his DDS degree from the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry in 1968. After serving two years with the U.S. Army Dental Corps at Ft. Carson, Colorado, Dr. Duncan practiced general dentistry in Chattanooga, Tennessee from 1971 through 1974. He completed his residency in prosthodontics and received his Masters of Science and Dentistry degree from the University of Alabama in Birmingham in 1976. In 1976, Dr. Duncan accepted a faculty position at the newly formed University of Mississippi School of Dentistry in 1976 and was primarily responsible for developing the new removable and fixed prosthodontic curriculum. He served as a coordinator in the removable prosthodontic curriculum from 1976 through 1984 and served as coordinator of the fixed prosthodontic curriculum from 1985 through 2003. During this time Dr. Duncan accomplished numerous regional presentations and journal publications related to new advancements in prosthetic dentistry. He has also completed significant research in metal casting accuracy and developed new techniques in fabrication and colorization of facial prostheses and customization of cosmetic body implants.  He organized the first maxillofacial  treatment facility and served on the first maxillofacial treatment team at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, working primarily with cancer patients and children with oral birth defects.    
        Dr Duncan served as Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Chair of the Dental Student Admissions Committee from 2003 through 2012. He retired as a Colonel in the United States Army Reserve and served as the first State Dental Surgeon of Mississippi. He is now Professor Emeritus at the University of Mississippi Medical Center and continues to teach in the Department of Care Planning and Restorative Sciences. He also served as a member of the University Mississippi Athletic Advisory Committee from 2004-2013.  

    Married: Lea Duncan 
    Children:  Dr. Douglas Duncan            
    Dr. Nicole Cleveland 

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    Dental Board Members

    School of Dentistry

    Board of Directors


    Dr. Jimmy Henderson, Hattiesburg

    Dr. Heather Tutor, Madison

    Mr. Geoffrey C. Mitchell
    Director, Alumni Affairs

    Mrs. Ginger Roby Daniels, Madison
    Associate Director, Alumni Affairs


    Dr. Jay Henderson, Hattiesburg
    Dr. Theresa Skelton, Greenville
    Dr. William West, Tupelo
    Dr. James Lott, Madison
    Dr. Anthony Newman, Jackson
    Dr. Bryan Martin, McComb
    Dr. Acie Whitlock, Madison
    Dr. Elijah Arrington, Jackson
    Dr. Stephanie Dungey, Clinton
    Dr. Carson Rutz, Madison
    Dr. Heather Tutor, Madison
    Dr. Sherry Gwin, Jackson
    Dr. Tiffany Green, Flowood
    Dr. Matt Milner, Madison

    2014 Calendar of Events

    • June 12-15, 2014 - MDA - Destin, FL
      June 13, 2014 - Past Presidents Reception
      June 14, 2014 - Dental Alumni Chapter Cruise
    • July 12-19, 2014 - UMMC SOD CE Cruise - Mediterranean
    • October 9, 2014 - ADA - San Antonio, TX
    • November 14, 2014 - Fall Board Meeting, 3:30 PM, Alumni Office, Dinner to follow at 6 PM

    2014 UM Home Games

    • September 13, 2014 - LA Lafayette
    • September 27, 2014 - Memphis
    • October 4, 2014 - Alabama
    • October 18, 2014 - Tennessee
    • November 1, 2014 - Auburn
    • November 8, 2014 - Presbyterian
    • November 29, 2014 - MS State