Clinical Affairs


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  • Special Programs


    Crossroads Dental Collaborative

    The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) and the University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Dentistry (SOD) have partnered with a community-based non-profit organization, The Jackson Medical Mall Foundation (JMMF), to offer dental services to vulnerable persons with HIV Disease at the Jackson Medical Mall. The Crossroads facility will offer multiple HIV-related health services (medical, dental, case management, and access to drug therapy) in one location, and is expected to open this fall.

    Children with Special Health Care Needs

     
    Oral health care for CSHCN is provided by the Department of Pediatric Dentistry through the newly developed Postdoctoral Program in Pediatric Dentistry.

    Adolescent and Child Tobacco Cessation Center (ACT)

    The ACT Center opened for business in 1999 and serves as Mississippi's premiere center for tobacco-related services. Funding sources include state tobacco settlement payments, federal and foundation grants, and pharmaceutical company contracts. The structure of this overall operation was developed by Karen M. Crews, DMD, center director, and Thomas J. Payne, PhD, director of ACT Center Research.

    From the onset, the three core components - education, treatment, and research - were devised as tightly integrated entities to allow for an efficient, stimulating and cost-effective approach towards the accomplishments of our mission and goals. The ACT Center clinical services offers an intensive, six-session outpatient treatment program of tobacco users. The education and training program provides brief, clinic-based interventions to health care providers and office detailing in the private setting. The research program is conducted at many levels addressing tobacco use, from genetics and basic physiological mechanisms to applied clinical and public health initiatives.