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Dr. Jason Griggs is winner of the International Association of Dental Researchers Wilmer Souder Award.

Griggs recognized for decades of dental materials research

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

School of Graduate Studies in the Health Sciences PhD student Chipo Chapusha leads an activity to test medicine release rates with middle schoolers, clockwise from left, De'Nahri Middleton, Aiden Wynn, Kyndal Lewis, Connor Harrell and Journi Garvis.

Summer school for these kids means lessons in dentistry

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

Photos: Capturing memories of the Class of 2023

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

#UMMCGrad2023: Patient care a passion for dental hygiene grad

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

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

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.

Published on Monday, May 15, 2023

Lampkin becomes dental trailblazer

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.

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

‘Care’ has double meaning during Dental Mission Week

Published on Monday, February 7, 2022

Smiles polished up for vets during Dental Mission Week

Published on Sunday, February 6, 2022

The size is right: Campus enrollment climbs

Published on Monday, November 15, 2021

Alumni donors bring much-needed perks to SOD

Published on Monday, October 11, 2021

Seven schools and six ways from Sunday: Students, faculty brazen out COVID surge

Published on Monday, August 16, 2021

UPSTART symposium shines spotlight on student research

Published on Monday, July 26, 2021

SOD honors alums for dedication, passion for teaching

Published on Monday, July 19, 2021

New dean’s experience, expectations to shape SOD's future

Published on Monday, July 12, 2021

SOD development funds honor faculty, community dentists

Published on Monday, June 28, 2021