When the School of Dentistry’s annual Dental Mission Week rolls around, dental students are just as excited about it as the patients who receive procedures ranging from teeth cleaning to extractions. The purpose of the week is twofold: provide care for veterans and others who don’t have the means to pay for it, and give students not just hands-on clinical experience, but life lessons in servant leadership.
Children with sickle cell disease grow up to become adults with sickle cell disease – and that’s when things get even worse. While not all children with the painful illness will get needed care, their adult counterparts are even less likely to do so, especially in rural areas like the Mississippi Delta. But a new clinic in Greenville is making a difference, and UMMC is a playing a big part.
The 2020 Dental Alumnus of the Year and Early Career Achievement Award winners are a few years apart in age, but they share a passion for dentistry and serving their patients and communities. The School of Dentistry’s Dental Alumni Board is honoring Dr. J. Kevin Holman as its Alumnus of the Year and Dr. Drew Dulaney for accomplishments early in his career.
Once detected, scoliosis, or curvature of the spine, can be treated so patients can live healthy, active lives. Other spinal conditions seen by Children’s of Mississippi experts include Kyphosis, or an increase in the bending of the spine to the side; Spondylolisthesis, or slipped vertebral bones; Spondylolysis, or a lower-back defect; and back pain.
Several interesting events are scheduled for the upcoming week at the Medical Center.
Medical Center leadership is proud to announce the following additions to its faculty and leadership staff.
Medical Center leadership is proud to acknowledge those employees who will celebrate service anniversaries during the week of February 7-13.