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Monday, June 26, 2023
If not for dental materials, anyone with defects or disease in their teeth might be in a world of hurt. Dr. Jason Griggs has devoted his career to advancing dental health by researching how mixing together separate components can produce user-friendly substances needed for dental care. He’s been recognized by an international association with the highest honor in his field. Read More
Monday, June 12, 2023
The Medical Center’s School of Dentistry is providing an experience for young scholars who may have never had the chance to speak with dental professionals and see first-hand what the job entails. S.M.I.L.E. U is giving kids in grades 5-8 that opportunity through hands-on, fun activities designed to spark an interest in oral health. Read More
Parents, friends and other family members gathered at the Mississippi Coliseum on May 26 to cheer on the special students in their lives who make up the University of Mississippi Medical Center’s Class of 2023. About 740 of the 911 graduates walked across the stage to accept their diplomas.
Published on Tuesday, May 30, 2023
Coming from a community college to the bachelor’s program in dental hygiene, Malita Chaffier had a few qualms and anxieties. But thanks to faculty who taught her the skills she needed for clinical training – and life lessons along the way – she’s prepared to begin full-time work as an oral health professional.
Published on Monday, May 15, 2023
As she nears graduation from the School of Dentistry, Casey Park is focusing on extending her learning through a residency, with the goal of getting more experience in treating medically complex patients.
After graduating in 2017 from the Medical Center’s School of Dentistry and completing her residency there, Dr. Alexa Lampkin joined the SOD faculty. Fast forward, and Lampkin has shattered yet another glass ceiling by becoming the first woman dentist to serve on the Mississippi Board of Dental Examiners in its history.
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