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Monday, May 10, 2021
John Sinclair, a School of Dentistry May graduate, takes with him lessons on compassionate health care and the need to talk to his patients - not just focus on the dental work at hand. Oh, and he also will take his wife, fellow graduate Katelyn Allen, who he met during their four years of dental training. Read More
Monday, April 12, 2021
For Sandra Horne, the American Dental Hygienists’ Association Educator of the Year, the classroom is more than a place for teaching dental hygiene students how to clean a patient’s teeth or prevent and treat diseases of the gums. In the School of Dentistry, she imparts wisdom on how to take pride in their work and have genuine concern for the provision of optimum care. Read More
When a rogue wisdom tooth sent Wilbert McGee to the dentist in 1979, all of his teeth ended up being removed. Forty years later, the sheet rock installer is getting a free set of dentures through the School of Dentistry at UMMC. Fourth-year students are making the dentures and handling the clinical care of special patients in need, learning lessons that will carry into their residencies or private practice.
Published on Monday, April 5, 2021
It truly was a race against the clock: When a team of plastic and oral/maxillofacial specialists at UMMC agreed to remove a large, aggressive tumor from the jaw of a Puerto Rican teen and then rebuild that bone, the surgeons had no time to waste. The fast-growing tumor, already the size of a softball, left the patient unable to open her mouth or eat. Today, she is cancer-free.
Published on Monday, March 15, 2021
Too often, Mississippians in dental pain don't have access to care or the money to pay for it. The Jackson Free Clinic offers that treatment, but has only two dental chairs. Thanks to generous donors, the clinic has renovated an adjacent building to eventually house six dental chairs, substantially increasing the number of people who can get the swift relief they need.
Published on Monday, February 22, 2021
When their medical coverage doesn't include dental treatment, military veterans can go years without seeing a dentist. During Dental Mission Week, students and faculty in the School of Dentistry and other schools at UMMC stepped up to give back to Mississippi's veterans by taking care of their teeth.
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