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Mississippi’s only dental school

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Providing excellent dental care to the Metro Jackson Area

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

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School of Dentistry

Our clinics are now open to treat patients on a limited basis. Patients must wear mask and will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms before entering the building. Please call (601) 984-6185 for more detailed information.

The University of Mississippi School of Dentistry, the state's only dental school, admitted its first class in 1975.

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.

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.

Programs of study

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Give Back to the Community

There is a dental health emergency across the nation and particularly in Mississippi. Thousands of individuals are unable to afford basic dental care. Through new programs such as the Community Outreach Dental Externship program and Dental Mission Week the School of Dentistry has provided thousands of dental procedures at no charge. That's more than $1 million in non-compensated care to Mississippi's underserved populations. At the University of Mississippi School of Dentistry, our focus is on community service!


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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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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.