The University of Mississippi School of Dentistry, the state's only dental school, admitted its first class in 1975.
Dentistry remains one of the most respected professions nationally, and an increasing number of young men and women seek to enter dental schools each year. The student body in the School of Dentistry represents an accomplished and diverse group of individuals from communities throughout the state.
The school delivers state-of-the-art dental care in Mississippi, provided by student doctors in the school, by resident doctors in the school, University Hospital and Medical Mall, and by our full-time faculty in the school's faculty practice suite.
The school houses more than 5,000 square feet of research laboratories from which innovative, world-class research is currently being conducted by faculty.
The UMMC School of Dentistry strives be a nationally recognized center of excellence in dental education, patient care, research, and services in order to improve health outcomes and eliminate dental health care disparities for the citizens of Mississippi.
Its mission is to foster an environment of lifelong learning, collaborative teaching, service, and research through partnerships within the Medical Center and with community organizations and dental health practitioners throughout Mississippi. The school is committed to acquiring and retaining a diverse community of students, residents, fellows, faculty, and staff which exemplifies qualities of leadership and dedication in preparing competent, ethical dental health professionals for the state of Mississippi and who work to improve health outcomes and eliminate health disparities.