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School of Dentistry Alumni Newsletter

Winter 2010

The University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) alumni publications are published biannually by the Division of Public Affairs. The publications highlight education, clinical practice, alumni, and research for the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry, and Health Related Professions.

Ideas for stories are welcome and may be submitted by email to Tom Fortner.


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School completes self-study report for accreditation

With the School of Dentistry's site visit for accreditation still almost three months away, Dr. Robert Gatewood and the members of his steering committee and subcommittees had already logged more than a year of hard work in preparation.

The Dean's Corner

Welcome to the second edition of UMMC Dentistry! We have started the academic year very much the same as we left last year, with accomplishments by our students, faculty, and staff that surely define excellence.

Dental clinic marks 4 years at Crossroads

The Crossroads Dental Clinic marked its fourth anniversary in October, and hopefully few people noticed. The referral-based clinic housed in the Jackson Medical Mall keeps a low profile and would like to keep it that way.

Serios say goodbye

After devoting 16 years to the University of Mississippi Medical Center's School of Dentistry, Dr. Francis Serio embarked on a new challenge awaiting him at East Carolina University.

Smith raises support for students

Dr. John Smith says he is grateful for the life a career in dentistry has given him, so grateful that he's committed to helping the next generation of dentists fulfill the same opportunity.

Female students reach majority

The 30-year-old School of Dentistry has reached a new milestone. With women dentists becoming more the norm in a profession long dominated by men, the dental school for the first time enrolled a higher number of new female students than male students.

Entering the school this fall, the class of 2013 includes 18 new female students and 17 new male students.

SOD re-energizes CE program after 3-year hiatus

After a three-year hiatus, the School of Dentistry has renewed its Continuing Education program, beginning with a day-long course held in the Simulation Suite in July.