January

Latest stats indicate SOD grads stick close to home

Published on Monday, January 12, 2015

Published on January 12, 2015

Where are our School of Dentistry graduates? Several of our faculty members have asked.

Dr. Gary W. Reeves
Dr. Gary W. Reeves

We are still able to say – after years of graduations – that 74 percent of our graduates have stayed in Mississippi. Thanks goes to the hard work of those in the office of Dr. Wilhelmina O’Reilly, professor of pediatric community oral health; Becky Smith, education administrator; and Rajdeepsinh Dolia, dental lab aid, who researched all the alumni to try to locate them.

We are happy to introduce a new section of our e-newsletter that highlights our alumni: the “Class Notes” section. I encourage you to send us your news so we can share it with our readers.

Most of us enjoy being connected to our alma mater, and there is no better way to do so than by reading about a classmate, faculty member or friend who helped make your time at the UMMC School of Dentistry memorable. Please email your news items to Bruce Coleman at bcoleman@umc.edu – we will be more than happy to include them in our next publication.

As you read through this e-newsletter, please take a look at our list of upcoming events. There may be some you may have missed in the past but would now like to attend. Or there may be events you never attended because you always found out about them when it was too late to register.

No matter the reason, I hope you’ll consider joining us and your fellow alumni who make all of our events extra special.

I hope you enjoy this publication.

Gary W. Reeves, D.M.D. Dean, School of Dentistry

Where They’ve Landed

Where the School of Dentistry’s most recent alumni – the Class of 2014 – are now practicing or continuing their education

(Information available as of May 2014)

Practicing:

R. Conner Bills
Rowan Family Dental
New Albany

Andrew Dulaney
Dulaney Family Dentistry
Byram

Trey Jones
MHS Dental
Brandon

O. Randy Jones
Bonner Dental Clinic
Waynesboro

Stephen Keel
Keel Family Dentistry
Long Beach

M. Keith Klaus
Michael Ellis Family Dentistry
Vicksburg

Patrick Lamb
Family Dental Care
Laurel

Ricardo Lemus
Joplin, Missouri

Eli Lowry
U.S. Navy Camp Lejeune
North Carolina 

Lynsey Giachelli Phillips
Sunflower Dental Clinic
Ruleville 

Letasia Poyadou
Cronin Family Dentistry
Hattiesburg

Sherry Jones Racey
Collins Family Dental Care
Sumrall 

Arielle Spivey
Northcutt Dental Group
Fairhope, Alabama 

Jessica Bosarge Taylor
Willis and Parker Family Dentistry
Pascagoula

Yolanda Jackson Taylor
Kool Smiles
Biloxi

J. Patton Webb
Spraberry Dental Clinic
Gulfport

Postgraduate Education

Megan Blackman
Advanced Education General Dentistry Residency
Mississippi

Kayla McCarver Bryant
Pediatric Dentistry Residency
Mississippi

David Carter
General Practice Residency
Louisiana

R. Lynsey Cumberland
Advanced Education General Dentistry Residency
Mississippi

Kristen Mullins Douglas
Pediatric Dentistry Residency
Tennessee

Kefei Duan
General Practice Residency
Michigan

Matthew Foster
Oral-Maxillofacial Surgery Residency
Missouri

Karla Haik
General Practice Residency
Mississippi

J. Brian Jackson
Oral-Maxillofacial Surgery Residency
Mississippi

Austin McMurphy
Pediatric Dentistry Residency
Louisiana

T. Brice McMurphy
General Practice Residency
Louisiana

Emilee Peeples Milling
Pediatric Dentistry Residency
Florida

Jonathan Nichols
Pediatric Dentistry Residency
Mississippi

Dustin Pambianchi
Advanced Education General Dentistry Residency
Mississippi

Lawson Parker
Advanced Education General Dentistry Residency
Mississippi

David Perez
Advanced Education General Dentistry Residency
Mississippi 

Julie Strong
Endodontics Residency
Missouri

Adriane White
Orthodontics Residency
Washington, D.C.

John Wikle
Advanced Education General Dentistry
Alabama

Richard Witty
General Practice Residency
Nevada

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Continuing Education opportunities

We are working on several upcoming Continuing Education courses for 2015 pertaining to the following:

 • OMS  – Tumor resection and jaw reconstruction

 • Pharmacology course

 • Restorative course

 • OSHA course

 • Risk management

 • Dental team course: “How to Start a Practice and Make a Profit”

Photos

Physician, family discuss Helena White’s ‘remarkable’ recovery


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