• Dr. Harold Kolodney, DMD, 2013 Dental Friend of the Year
    Dr. Harold Kolodney, DMD, 2013 Dental Friend of the Year

    2013 Dental Friend of the Year

    Dr. Harold Kolodney is current president of the Mississippi Dental Association and is the first full-time UMMC School of Dentistry faculty member to hold that office. He is a maxillofacial prosthodontist in the Division of Oral Oncology at the UMMC Cancer Institute and a professor in the Department of Oral Maxillofacial Surgery and Pathology at UMMC's School of Dentistry.

    He was born in Pelham, New York, and completed his dental degree at Tufts University. He completed
    his AEGD and GPR at Eastman Dental Center/Genesee Hospital and his general and maxillofacial
    prosthodontics training at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. He joined the faculty at UMMC School of Dentistry in 1985 in the Department of Restorative Dentistry. He was awarded the Clinical Teacher of the Year award three times out of his first four years of academic teaching. He was in full-time private practice in Madison County for over 15 years while continuing as a part-time faculty member. He resumed his current full-time position at UMMC at the Cancer Institute in 2008.

    Dr. Kolodney has served as past chairman and editor of the MS Section of the American College of Dentists. He has served as both chair and trustee of the MDA Communications Council. Kolodney has served as secretary-treasurer of the MDA Fourth District Dental Society. He is currently chair of the Ethics and
    Medico-legal Committee of the American Academy of Maxillofacial Prosthetics. He is a fellow of the American College of Prosthodontists, American Academy of Maxillofacial Prosthetics and American College of Dentists, and a member of the Pierre Fauchard Academy, Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honorary Dental Society, UMMC Guardian Society and the Jackson Dental Study Club.

    In the community, Dr. Kolodney has been a member of Rotary and Habitat for Humanity. He was a past chairman of the Habitat for Humanity Peace House and was on the Finance Council for the International Trombone Association. One of his major goals as MDA President has been to re-energize the MDA Annual Session family events and CE in Sandestin, FL. He is leading the effort to bring half of this year’s incoming D-4 class to the Annual Session and also to initiate a fund for the UMMC Craniofacial Anomalies Program at the first ever “MDA Idol Night".

    He is married to the former Mary Gail Thomas of Jackson. They have two sons, Hal, a junior at Madison Central High School, and Daniel, a freshman at Ole Miss.

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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

    • Continuing Dental Education 2013-2014  
    • April 18, 2014 - Dental Alumni and Friends Honoring Classes 1979, 1984, 1989, 1994, 1999, 2004, 2009  

      2014 DAF 2

              7:30 AM - Breakfast with Exhibitors - Deerfield Country Club
              8:30 AM - Travis Taylor Golf Tournament - Deerfield Country Club
              12:30 PM - Lunch/Awards
              6:30 PM - Coctail Reception - Old Capitol Inn
              7:15 PM - Alumni and Friends Dinner - Old Capitol Inn
              8:15 PM - Dean's Update on the SOD and Recognition of DAF of the Year
              and Honored Classes
              9:30 PM - Music and Dancing

    • April 25, 2014 - Luncheon Honoring the SOD Class of 2014 - Walker's Restaurant
              2014 -  Dentistry - D4 Luncheon Invitation
    •  May 9, 2014 - Spring Board Meeting, 3:30 PM, Alumni Office, Dinner to follow at 6 PM
    • 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