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Dr. Roddy Scarbrough, left, reacts to a story told about him during the Dental Alumni and Friends dinner. Tammy Gandy, the wife of Scarbrough's classmate Dr. Stephen Gandy, is at right.

SOD alumni board names former MDA president Alumnus of the Year

Monday, February 11, 2019

Friends and colleagues of Dr. Roddy Scarbrough, who has risen to the highest ranks of organized dentistry, describe him as down to earth, humble and incredibly dedicated to the profession. Scarbrough, who has devoted much of his life to making sure dentists’ voices are heard, is the most recent recipient of the Dental Alumnus of the Year Award. Read More

Patricia Hubbard, who was one of 22 patients to receive a free set of dentures during Dental Mission Week, checks out her new smile.

SOD serves more than 1,000 during third Dental Mission Week

Monday, February 11, 2019

The School of Dentistry completed a massive service project last week, providing free dental care to 1,444 underserved and uninsured children, adults and veterans, beating last year’s record. The weeklong event gave students and volunteers from several UMMC schools the opportunity to learn and to see patients under faculty supervision. Read More

Video: SOD provides care for hundreds of JPS elementary students

During Give Kids a Smile Day, School of Dentistry faculty, staff and students provided free dental care to hundreds of children from elementary schools in Jackson. The effort demonstrated one of the Medical Center's unique roles of service to the community.

Published on Thursday, February 7, 2019

People of the U: Alana Bowman, Dr. Jason Griggs

During their days at UMMC, Dr. Jason Griggs and Alana Bowman work in the School of Dentistry and in the School of Population Health, respectively. But on evenings and weekends, the husband-and-wife team travel back hundreds of years through time with the Society for Creative Anachronism.

Published on Monday, February 4, 2019

Nation’s top dentist addresses students at his alma mater

Dr. Timothy Ricks graduated from the School of Dentistry in 1995. His path during the last quarter century has led him to public health dentistry in the Indian Health Service and, in 2018, to an appointment as chief dental officer for the U.S. Public Health Service.

Published on Thursday, January 31, 2019

People of the U: Gary Reeves

Not one to slow down, Dr. Gary Reeves, professor emeritus and former dean of the School of Dentistry, switched gears completely upon retirement. He fulfilled a lifelong dream to not only own, but to also build an airplane, completing his four-seater Zenair CH 801 in spring 2018.

Published on Thursday, January 24, 2019

SOD to offer free week of care during Dental Mission Week

Published on Friday, January 4, 2019

Carr driven to take dental hygiene chair post

Published on Thursday, December 27, 2018

School of Dentistry dean receives career honor; ascends to board presidency

Published on Monday, November 19, 2018

School works to fill Mississippi's dental gap

Published on Thursday, October 18, 2018

New chair of pediatric dentistry settles into southern hospitality

Published on Monday, July 16, 2018

Dental school's longest serving employee to retire

Published on Monday, June 25, 2018

#UMMCGrad18: Dental student defies language barrier to become scholar

Published on Thursday, May 24, 2018

3D printed models save time, money in operating room

Published on Monday, May 14, 2018

Professor emeritus establishes endowment to advance metals research

Published on Monday, May 7, 2018

Life-altering condition gives dentist insight into empathy

Published on Thursday, May 3, 2018

Photos: Record number of patients receive free dental care

Published on Monday, February 12, 2018

SOD Board selects ADA Delegate Dental Alumnus of the Year

Published on Monday, February 12, 2018

Video: Smiles abound during Dental Mission Week

Published on Monday, February 12, 2018