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Dr. David Felton, right, receives the Dan Gordon Lifetime Achievement Award from Dr. Robert M. Taft, ACP immediate past president.

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

Monday, November 19, 2018

Dr. David Felton, School of Dentistry dean, received two prestigious honors earlier this month. He was awarded the Dan Gordon Lifetime Achievement Award by the American College of Prosthodontists, and he was elected president of the American Board of Prosthodontics. Read More

School works to fill Mississippi's dental gap

School works to fill Mississippi's dental gap

Thursday, October 18, 2018

The School of Dentistry is working to address the severe shortage of dental providers across the state as highlighted by a recent national report. But the SOD has its challenges: The school can’t accept more than 40 students per class, not nearly enough to keep pace with the number of dentists who retire each year. Read More

New chair of pediatric dentistry settles into southern hospitality

Dr. Christopher Hughes, a Boston native, left Rutgers School of Dental Medicine in New Jersey to move to Jackson, Mississippi to become the chair of the Department of Pediatric Dentistry, shocking friends and colleagues. He’s never lived south of the Mason-Dixon Line, but since moving here, he’s come to appreciate Mississippi’s low cost of living, easy commute, delicious food and ubiquitous hospitality.

Published on Monday, July 16, 2018

Dental school's longest serving employee to retire

After 44 years, Agnes Triplett is going home. Triplett, executive assistant to the dean of the School of Dentistry, is retiring June 29. She's been at the helm of the SOD's fifth floor for each of the nine deans who have served the school, and with her goes a wealth of knowledge.

Published on Monday, June 25, 2018

#UMMCGrad18: Dental student defies language barrier to become scholar

One could say Andrew Tran's academic career began from well behind the starting line: He didn't know English when he emigrated to the U.S. at age 14. That didn’t stop him from finishing at the top of his class in the School of Dentistry.

Published on Thursday, May 24, 2018

3D printed models save time, money in operating room

Dr. Ignacio Velasco introduced the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Pathology at the School of Dentistry to 3D printed surgery models when he joined the faculty last year. The technology is not only saving time and money but also improving patient care.

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

After denture course makeover, patients are all smiles

Published on Thursday, December 14, 2017

Grant seeks to shore up dental faculty numbers

Published on Thursday, November 2, 2017

Video: Lanier Lady Bulldogs score with UMMC assist

Published on Monday, October 9, 2017

People of the U: Miles Backstrom

Published on Friday, July 7, 2017