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School of Dentistry Alumni Newsletter

Spring 2012

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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The two-day event, held at the Jackson Convention Complex, delivered treatment to more than 1,400 Mississippians.
The two-day event, held at the Jackson Convention Complex, delivered treatment to more than 1,400 Mississippians.

SOD ramps up involvement in the community

By 9 a.m. on the morning of July 15, some 650 people had already turned out to receive free dental care at Mississippi's first Mission of Mercy dental clinic, held at the Jackson Convention Complex.

The Dean's Corner

I can't believe it, but another year has passed since the last newsletter. We have been very busy. We started the academic year off with thirty-four new D1 students, the Class of 2015. They are an extremely bright and diverse group of students (21 women, 13 men) who have a science average GPA of 3.60, overall average GPA of 3.71, academic DAT average of 18.5, and perceptual DAT average of 19.5. Congratulations, Class of 2015. We are very proud of each of them and wish them well in their education.

Class of 1979's Quon named alumnus of the year

Dr. Daniel Quon of Madison says he became a dentist because as a child he had a toothache that inspired him to devote his life to determining what caused such pain. At least, that's the way his mother tells it. Quon himself doesn't recall the toothache. For him, it boils down to a lifelong fascination with the science of health care.

Students benefit from two new scholarships

Students at the School of Dentistry are gaining a financial leg-up from two new scholarships aimed at rewarding topnotch skills and preclinical excellence.

Unique jaw procedure resolves toddler's obstructed airway

Tamika Winters of Brandon still wakes up at night to make sure her daughter hasn't quit breathing.

SOD takes part in Give Kids a Smile Day

Busloads of students from Galloway, Johnson and Smith Elementary schools visited the School of Dentistry on Feb. 11, 2011, for Give Kids a Smile Day, an annual event sponsored by the American Dental Association that provides free preventive screenings for kids nationwide.

Photo gallery

View photos of recent events and the alumni roundup.

Upcoming events

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