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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
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
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
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
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
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.
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