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Analisha Coleman, dental assistant, and Devon Coleman, fourth-year dental student, examine Kennedy Pomerlee, 9, of Byram.

UMMC School of Dentistry launches 'Free Care Friday' for Mississippi kids

Monday, July 15, 2024

The University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Dentistry recently held its inaugural “Free Care Friday” pediatric dental clinic, providing 12 uninsured children with essential dental care. The School plans to continue the event bi-monthly to provide vital care to children across the state. Read More

Aiden Ford blows up a balloon with second-year dental student Kyle Bryant, creating a wind-powered engine for a project during S.M.I.L.E. U.

Summer camp piques interest in dental careers for children across the state

Monday, June 10, 2024

Now in its second year, S.M.I.L.E. U, the week-long summer camp at the School of Dentistry, expands its reach with a new health fair for Pre-K through third grade students. Read More

School of Dentistry begins two-year research project to improve children’s oral health

The School of Dentistry recently began new research focused on the role of education in reducing oral caries among children. The two-year-long study with the South Delta School District will be the first of its kind conducted in the United States.

Published on Monday, May 13, 2024

#2024UMMCGrad: Aaron Winters captures smiles with community outreach

Dental graduate Aaron Winters has been dedicated to making a difference in his community throughout his life and dental school career. His plans after graduation are no exception, as he plans to support rural Mississippi communities even after he completes his scholarship requirements.

Published on Monday, May 13, 2024

#2024UMMCGrad: Preston Ivy champions oral health at home and abroad

It may not have been his initial career plan, but Preston Ivy immersed himself in dental hygiene, seeking out every opportunity to get involved. Falling in love with the field, he hopes to continue his education and pursue a degree in dentistry.

Published on Monday, May 13, 2024

School of Dentistry pilots after-hours clinic

A new transformation challenge at the School of Dentistry generated lots of new ideas to improve patient experience. The winning proposal of an after-hours clinic could become a permanent fixture in the school.

Published on Monday, April 1, 2024

UMMC Schools of Dentistry, Nursing team up to tackle HPV

Published on Monday, February 19, 2024

Hutto and Lampkin Honored in 2024 School of Dentistry Alumni Awards

Published on Monday, January 29, 2024

Front and Center: Venessia Randle

Published on Monday, January 8, 2024

Griggs recognized for decades of dental materials research

Published on Monday, June 26, 2023

Summer school for these kids means lessons in dentistry

Published on Monday, June 12, 2023

Photos: Capturing memories of the Class of 2023

Published on Tuesday, May 30, 2023

#UMMCGrad2023: Patient care a passion for dental hygiene grad

Published on Monday, May 15, 2023

#UMMCGrad2023: Residency, then private practice in Casey Park’s future

Published on Monday, May 15, 2023

Lampkin becomes dental trailblazer

Published on Monday, April 17, 2023

Whitlock, Boteler shine as School of Dentistry honorees

Published on Monday, January 30, 2023

Dental hygiene at UMMC turns 50

Published on Monday, December 5, 2022

SOD pilot program a culture change for patient needs

Published on Monday, October 17, 2022

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

Published on Monday, August 29, 2022

Photo Gallery: Graduates smile after reaching educational milestone

Published on Tuesday, May 31, 2022

UMMC celebrates 959 May 2022 graduates across six health sciences schools

Published on Friday, May 27, 2022

Innovative dental scan helps providers find root of problem

Published on Monday, May 9, 2022

#UMMCGrad2022: Road to SOD paved with hard work

Published on Monday, May 2, 2022

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

Published on Monday, April 18, 2022

School of Dentistry alums shine in their community and profession

Published on Monday, February 7, 2022