The Medical Center is pleased to announce the following faculty have joined the School of Dentistry:
Dr. Deepti A. Janorkar, a general dentist from Jackson, has joined the Medical Center faculty as an assistant professor of dentistry.
After receiving the B.D.S. from MGV Dental College and Hospital, University of Pune, India, Janorkar did a rotatory internship there. Janorkar then served as a general dentist in Nasik, India, for several years before coming to the Medical Center for a general practice residency and an advanced education in general dentistry residency.
Janorkar has served as a general dentist at the Family Health Care Clinic, Brookhaven, and at Mission First, Jackson.
Janorkar is an active member of the American Dental Education Association and the Indian Dental Association.
Dr. Richard Ted Rice, an associate professor of endodontics at Roseman University, Utah, has joined the Medical Center faculty as an associate professor of endodontics.
After receiving the D.D.S. from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry in 1974, Rice served as a general dentist in the U.S. Navy from 1974-77 before entering private practice in Colorado. He did an endodontics residency at Loyola University, Chicago, from 1983-85 and first joined the Medical Center as an assistant professor of endodontics from 1985-87.
Since that time, he has been in private practice in endodontics in Houma, Louisiana, Ocean Springs/Biloxi and Moline, Illinois (as Locum Tenens), and has served as an associate professor of endodontics at West Virginia University and at Roseman University.
The author or coauthor of 10 articles in peer-reviewed professional publications, Rice is an active member of the American Dental Association, the American Association of Endodontics, the American Dental Education Association and the Mississippi Dental Association.
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