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Published in Alumni Publications on January 01, 2012

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Bright smiles

Dr. Sara Jane McCrary (left), assistant professor of Pediatric Dentistry and Community Oral Health, and dental assistant Michelle Lasseter examine a prekindergarten student on the Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures bus on Thursday, Sept. 15. The School of Dentistry's pediatric dentistry faculty and residents participated in the event held at Pecan Park Elementary School in Jackson, where about 450 students were screened. Colgate's Bright Smiles, Bright Futures program promotes oral health care and prevention to underserved children around the world.
Dr. Sara Jane McCrary (left), assistant professor of Pediatric Dentistry and Community Oral Health, and dental assistant Michelle Lasseter examine a prekindergarten student on the Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures bus on Thursday, Sept. 15. The School of Dentistry's pediatric dentistry faculty and residents participated in the event held at Pecan Park Elementary School in Jackson, where about 450 students were screened. Colgate's Bright Smiles, Bright Futures program promotes oral health care and prevention to underserved children around the world.

Softball tourney

The School of Dentistry held its 2nd Annual Softball Tournament and Crawfish Boil on May 14 in front of Smith Wills Stadium. All dental classes, faculty and staff participated. This special event featured homemade ice cream made by Leslie Frese, D2. This year's winners were the D2 students, Class of 2013. The event was sponsored by Dr. Elijah Arrington, a 2008 graduate of the School of Dentistry. The co-chairs for this year's event are David Minto and Loan Nguyen. Pictured are Tracy Paul (front row), Kelly McKenzie, Leslie Frese, Brice McMurphy (back row), Aaron George, Griffin West, Jay ArunKumar, Warner Myers, Zach Crawford, Tyler McCabe, John Harrison.
The School of Dentistry held its 2nd Annual Softball Tournament and Crawfish Boil on May 14 in front of Smith Wills Stadium. All dental classes, faculty and staff participated. This special event featured homemade ice cream made by Leslie Frese, D2. This year's winners were the D2 students, Class of 2013. The event was sponsored by Dr. Elijah Arrington, a 2008 graduate of the School of Dentistry. The co-chairs for this year's event are David Minto and Loan Nguyen. Pictured are Tracy Paul (front row), Kelly McKenzie, Leslie Frese, Brice McMurphy (back row), Aaron George, Griffin West, Jay ArunKumar, Warner Myers, Zach Crawford, Tyler McCabe, John Harrison.

Ethic signing

Fourth-year dentistry students attend the 2011 Senior Honors Convocation and Banquet May 13 at the Norman C. Nelson Student Union. The event featured a keynote address by Dr. David K. Curtis, past-president of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and comments from Dr. J. Kevin Holman, president-elect of the Mississippi Dental Association.
Fourth-year dentistry students attend the 2011 Senior Honors Convocation and Banquet May 13 at the Norman C. Nelson Student Union. The event featured a keynote address by Dr. David K. Curtis, past-president of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and comments from Dr. J. Kevin Holman, president-elect of the Mississippi Dental Association.

MAWD at Viking Cooking School

Dr. Eleanor Gill (from left), Dr. Karen Crews, Chef Matthew Sheeter, Dr. Melinda Lucas and Dr. Raane Tindle at the Mississippi Association of Women Dentists winter meeting at the Viking Cooking School.
Dr. Eleanor Gill (from left), Dr. Karen Crews, Chef Matthew Sheeter, Dr. Melinda Lucas and Dr. Raane Tindle at the Mississippi Association of Women Dentists winter meeting at the Viking Cooking School.

Tupelo meet and greet

Dr. Gary Reeves (left), interim dean of the School of Dentistry, visits with Drs. Christine and Harry Rayburn during the Meet & Greet the Rayburns hosted at their Tupelo home in May.
Dr. Gary Reeves (left), interim dean of the School of Dentistry, visits with Drs. Christine and Harry Rayburn during the Meet & Greet the Rayburns hosted at their Tupelo home in May.

Coast meet and greet

Mary Beth and Dr. Gary Reeves, interim dean of the School of Dentistry, with Dr. Andrea Elenbaas (right) at a Meet & Greet at Elenbaas' Pass Christian home last summer.
Mary Beth and Dr. Gary Reeves, interim dean of the School of Dentistry, with Dr. Andrea Elenbaas (right) at a Meet & Greet at Elenbaas' Pass Christian home last summer.

MDA meeting

Dr. J. Kevin Holman, D.M.D. (left), 2011-12 MDA president, and Dr. W. Mark Donald, last year's president, attended the Mississippi Dental Association's June meeting.
Dr. J. Kevin Holman, D.M.D. (left), 2011-12 MDA president, and Dr. W. Mark Donald, last year's president, attended the Mississippi Dental Association's June meeting.

Hinman Society

Ginger Daniels (from left), Dr. Sedgie Newsom, Dr. Michael Humphreys, and Dr. Andrew Abide attended the Hinman Society meeting in Atlanta in May.
Ginger Daniels (from left), Dr. Sedgie Newsom, Dr. Michael Humphreys, and Dr. Andrew Abide attended the Hinman Society meeting in Atlanta in May.