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Mississippi’s only dental school and B.S. in dental hygiene program

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Providing excellent dental care to the Jackson Metro

School of Dentistry students provide excellent care

More than $1.2 million in care provided at no charge through community outreach

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School of Dentistry

The University of Mississippi School of Dentistry, the state's only dental school, admitted its first class in 1975. The school delivers state-of-the-art dental care in Mississippi, provided by student doctors in the school, by resident doctors in the school, University Hospital and Medical Mall, and by our full-time faculty in the school's faculty practice suite. The school houses more than 5,000 square feet of research laboratories from which innovative, world-class research is currently being conducted by faculty.

Dentistry remains one of the most respected professions nationally, and an increasing number of young men and women seek to enter dental schools each year. The student body in the School of Dentistry represents an accomplished and diverse group of individuals from communities throughout the state.

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"UMMC is the only school in Mississippi that offers a Dental Hygiene program combined with a Bachelor's degree. I've kind of always dreamed of going here. I had my mind set on attending this school, and now I'm here. We are learning so much more than what associate degree programs would be teaching. We really do have instructors that care—and you can tell."

—Briana McArthur, BS in Dental Hygiene

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Dental Mission Week

Underserved children and adults in need of free dental treatment can receive treatment during Dental Mission Week at UMMC's School of Dentistry. This annual event has provided thousands of dental procedures at no charge.

More information about Dental Mission Week 2025 will be forthcoming.

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Student Clinic

Dental school students practice dentistry during the third and fourth years of the four-year program, under the supervision of licensed faculty dentists. Their fees are approximately half the cost of private practice fees.

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Residency Clinics

Residents are dentists pursuing a specialty area. They offer a more advanced level of care and provide the majority of your treatment. All treatment is supervised by licensed faculty dentists. Fees are about 25 percent lower than the private sector.

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Faculty Practice

University Dentists serve as both practicing dentists and faculty professors. They provide general and specialty dental care. Fees are comparable to those in the private sector.