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Dr. Sandra Horne, professor of dental hygiene, is the American Dental Hygienists' Association Educator of the Year.

Horne reaps kudos for classroom ingenuity, problem-solving

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

Wilbert McGee inspects his new dentures crafted by Trent Johnson, School of Dentistry student.

Dentures crafted by SOD students something to smile about

Monday, April 5, 2021

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. Read More

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

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

Jackson Free Clinic dental services now have more 'teeth'

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

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

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.

Published on Monday, February 8, 2021

Dental care can be critical for kids with complex conditions

If a child's disease makes it necessary to use a feeding tube, his or her teeth may be vulnerable to plaque buildup. If a child's complex condition leaves him or her prone to infection, an abscessed tooth could be life-threatening. UMMC's Pediatric Dentistry Team works closely with Children's of Mississippi specialists to make sure these children get the oral health care they need.

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

Photos: 340 JPS students receive free dental care during Give Kids a Smile

Published on Monday, February 10, 2020

SOD faculty, students' weeklong mission: Offer free care to more than 1,000

Published on Thursday, February 6, 2020

After 42 years, Imogene Clark still loyal dental school patient

Published on Thursday, January 30, 2020

Dentistry alumnus to sponsor school’s effort to treat children during Give Kids a Smile

Published on Monday, December 16, 2019

From author’s dental pain comes promise of healing

Published on Monday, October 7, 2019

‘My Favorite Doctor:’ Nine-year-old loves going to the dentist

Published on Thursday, September 26, 2019

Doctors perform medical 'first' during facial tumor surgery

Published on Thursday, August 22, 2019

UMMC confers 853 degrees in health sciences professions

Published on Friday, May 24, 2019

SOD alumni board names former MDA president Alumnus of the Year

Published on Monday, February 11, 2019

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

Published on Monday, February 11, 2019

Video: SOD provides care for hundreds of JPS elementary students

Published on Thursday, February 7, 2019

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

Published on Monday, February 4, 2019

Nation’s top dentist addresses students at his alma mater

Published on Thursday, January 31, 2019

People of the U: Gary Reeves

Published on Thursday, January 24, 2019