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First-year School of Dentistry student Meredith Minshew  of Brandon practices hand dexterity during a waxing exercise.

A study in wax: SOD first-years get early lessons

Monday, August 29, 2022

They’ve just dipped their toes into the School of Dentistry laboratories, but beginning students waste no time in learning how to manipulate warmed wax with a dental tool. It’s a lesson that will be repeated and built upon as they progress to their fourth year. Read More

Dr. Rohan Jagtap positions a computer screen in front of patient Carol Hoover as she undergoes a cone beam CT scan at the School of Dentistry.

Innovative dental scan helps providers find root of problem

Monday, May 9, 2022

When Carol Hoover experienced jaw pain and headaches, she saw several doctors and dentists in her quest to find the source of her discomfort. That journey led her to the University of Mississippi School of Dentistry, where her specialty team used a unique CT scan to confirm her jaw disease – and just as importantly, to rule out more serious issues. Read More

#UMMCGrad2022: Road to SOD paved with hard work

Colby Roberts always knew he wanted a career in health care, but thought dental school might be out of his reach. He took his undergraduate degree in kinesiology to nursing school, earning his bachelor of science in nursing and landing a job in UMMC’s surgical ICU. But dental school still beckoned. He answered the call, and his dream becomes reality this month.

Published on Monday, May 2, 2022

Message to new SOD graduates: Patients, not you, wear the crown

Classroom work might be just about over for the School of Dentistry’s Class of 2022, but learning to do life after school has just begun. On an April 15 visit to campus, SOD graduate Dr. Shalin Patel gave fourth-year students insight and perspective about what lies ahead as they pursue their careers.

Published on Monday, April 18, 2022

School of Dentistry alums shine in their community and profession

The 2020 Dental Alumnus of the Year and Early Career Achievement Award winners are a few years apart in age, but they share a passion for dentistry and serving their patients and communities. The School of Dentistry’s Dental Alumni Board is honoring Dr. J. Kevin Holman as its Alumnus of the Year and Dr. Drew Dulaney for accomplishments early in his career.

Published on Monday, February 7, 2022

‘Care’ has double meaning during Dental Mission Week

When the School of Dentistry’s annual Dental Mission Week rolls around, dental students are just as excited about it as the patients who receive procedures ranging from teeth cleaning to extractions. The purpose of the week is twofold: provide care for veterans and others who don’t have the means to pay for it, and give students not just hands-on clinical experience, but life lessons in servant leadership.

Published on Monday, February 7, 2022

The size is right: Campus enrollment climbs

Published on Monday, November 15, 2021

Alumni donors bring much-needed perks to SOD

Published on Monday, October 11, 2021

Seven schools and six ways from Sunday: Students, faculty brazen out COVID surge

Published on Monday, August 16, 2021

UPSTART symposium shines spotlight on student research

Published on Monday, July 26, 2021

SOD honors alums for dedication, passion for teaching

Published on Monday, July 19, 2021

New dean’s experience, expectations to shape SOD's future

Published on Monday, July 12, 2021

SOD development funds honor faculty, community dentists

Published on Monday, June 28, 2021

#UMMCGrad2021: SOD grad has new assignment: Treating patients in the Navy

Published on Monday, May 10, 2021

Horne reaps kudos for classroom ingenuity, problem-solving

Published on Monday, April 12, 2021

Dentures crafted by SOD students something to smile about

Published on Monday, April 5, 2021

Second chance at life: Surgeons rebuild cancer patient’s jaw

Published on Monday, March 15, 2021

Jackson Free Clinic dental services now have more 'teeth'

Published on Monday, February 22, 2021

Veterans served their country; now, UMMC's SOD serves them

Published on Monday, February 8, 2021

Dental care can be critical for kids with complex conditions

Published on Monday, February 1, 2021

Good oral hygiene can factor in successful surgical outcomes

Published on Monday, December 28, 2020

SOD grant to help remove dental barriers to life-saving care

Published on Monday, June 8, 2020

Biomedical Materials Science chair earns top educator honor

Published on Tuesday, May 26, 2020

#UMMCGrad2020: SOD grad, leader, advocate steps up during crisis

Published on Friday, May 22, 2020

2020 Dental Alumna of the Year passionate about dentistry, community

Published on Thursday, February 13, 2020