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Monday, July 26, 2021
The School of Dentistry’s UPSTART Program gives undergraduate and dental students a chance to brush up on research, technical and professional skills they will use throughout their careers. The summer program wrapped up July 22 with an in-person research symposium and a talk by the school's new dean. Dr. Sreenivas Koka. Read More
Monday, July 19, 2021
Dr. Steve Gandy and Dr. Curtis Caskey aren’t just worthy ambassadors for the School of Dentistry - They’re committed to the practice of community dentistry to promote oral health care in a state with a shortage of dental practitioners. The school’s Dental Alumni Chapter has named Gandy its Alumnus of the Year and has given Caskey its Early Career Achievement Award. Read More
A new focus on diversity and inclusion that will result in students and faculty that better reflect the state's population. Stellar patient-centered care for all Mississippians. A greater focus on research. More emphasis on uniting faculty to give students their best educational experience. They’re among the priorities for Dr. Sreenivas “Sree” Koka, the School of Dentistry's new dean.
Published on Monday, July 12, 2021
Mississippi’s only School of Dentistry is educating the next generation of dentists who will give general and specialty care statewide. Attracting the best and brightest students and recruiting, retaining and rewarding outstanding faculty is critical to the school’s success. Four new development funds will address a variety of needs, and SOD graduates and the dental community can give back by supporting them.
Published on Monday, June 28, 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.
Published on Monday, May 10, 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.
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