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Providing dental care for Vondregus Bailey, a Jackson Free Clinic patient, are, from left, Dr. George May, associate clinical professor of oral and maxillofacial surgery, Kara Cook, dental student, and Hayden Coffey, dental student.

Jackson Free Clinic dental services now have more 'teeth'

Monday, February 22, 2021

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. Read More

Coleman Williamson of Brandon, a U.S. Air Force veteran, jokes with caregivers in the School of Dentistry clinic during Dental Mission Week.

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

Monday, February 8, 2021

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. Read More

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

Who would have thought a good track record in teeth-brushing and other oral hygiene activities could make a difference in how well someone does following surgery? A multidisciplinary study at the Medical Center has shown the link, including how they avert infections that can cause pneumonia.

Published on Monday, December 28, 2020

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

The five School of Dentistry faculty members in the Advanced General Dentistry Department do unique and amazing work: They treat the oral health issues of cancer, transplant and heart patients, clearing the way for these individuals to receive critical treatment.

Published on Monday, June 8, 2020

Biomedical Materials Science chair earns top educator honor

Even though Dr. Jason Griggs came from a family of educators, teaching wasn't originally his passion. But 22 years in academia and a lot of effort changed that.

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

SOD to offer free week of care during Dental Mission Week

Published on Friday, January 4, 2019

Carr driven to take dental hygiene chair post

Published on Thursday, December 27, 2018

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

Published on Monday, November 19, 2018