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Comprehensive General Dentistry

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Department of Comprehensive General Dentistry

Mission

The Department of Comprehensive General Dentistry has a driving mission: to empower students to efficiently diagnose and treat multiple oral health issues. The department aims for students to experience clinical patient care in an environment that is conducive to a comprehensive learning experience. Most importantly, we strive to put the patient first by providing exceptional patient-centered care. In CGD, it is our goal to help produce dentists who are not only technically competent and even excellent, but dentists who exemplify empathy and genuine care for the patients they provide dental services for.

Goals

  • Provide patients with efficient, comprehensive, and quality oral care in one setting.

  • Involve and educate patients in their oral care by providing patient-centered care.

  • Expose students to multiple oral health issues to build their self-confidence when treating patients after graduation.

Integrity

  • CGD faculty are passionate about the student experience and pour positively into each student.

  • We want to graduate students who have meaningful patient experiences.

Patients admitted to the School of Dentistry are assessed and then referred to the Department of Comprehensive General Dentistry if they meet the requirements for our student program. Students provide patient care under the supervision of faculty (licensed dentists).

For more information:

  • Department of Comprehensive General Dentistry¬†
    University of Mississippi School of Dentistry
    2500 North State Street
    Jackson, MS 39216-4505
    (601) 815-5664
    Patient Consent Form - PDF

Faculty

Group leaders

Michael Fast
Michael D. Fast, DDS
Chair, Department of Comprehensive General Dentistry
Assistant Professor
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Amanda Morellato
Amanda L. Morellato, DDS, DMD
Assistant Professor
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Joanna Seo
Joanna H. Seo, DMD
Assistant Professor
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Richard Tracy
Richard R. Tracy, DMD
Assistant Professor
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Kimberly Wade
Kimberly M. Wade, DMD
Assistant Professor
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Full-time faculty

Pia Chatterjee Kirk
Pia Chatterjee Kirk, DDS
Interim Dean, School of Dentistry
Professor, Department of Care Planning and Restorative Sciences
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James Lott
James R. Lott, DMD
Assistant Dean, School of Dentistry, Department of Care Planning and Restorative Sciences
Associate Professor
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Scott Phillips
Scott M. Phillips, DMD
Associate Dean for SOD Clinical Affairs
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Darell "Mitch" M. Hutto, DMD
Associate Professor
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Affiliate faculty

Lance Dillon
Lance Dillon, DMD
Assistant Professor
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John Henson
John Henson, DMD
Professor
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Steven Porter
Steven M. Porter, DDS
Assistant Professor
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Lisa Richey
Lisa L. Richey, DMD
Assistant Professor
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Douglas Rummells
Douglas G. Rummells
Assistant Professor
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Charles Tolbert
Charles "C. Culley" Tolbert, DMD
Professor
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Joann Travis
Joann H. Travis, DMD
Professor
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