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Nena Hawkins uses a dental light curing unit to activate a dual-cured resin cement through an all-ceramic sample that later will be laser irradiated and tested to determine bond strength.

The size is right: Campus enrollment climbs

Monday, November 15, 2021

For the third year in a row, Medical Center schools as a whole have boosted the number of students who have decided to make health care careers their goal as the state’s future nurses, scientists, doctors, dentists, speech pathologists, occupational or physical therapists, among many more. In the face of the pandemic and personal crises, they have prevailed. Read More

Steven Moseley, director of dental ambulatory operations at the School of Dentistry, and DeLandra Cook, an administrative assistant in the school's Clinical Affairs office, place a plaque bearing the name of a donor on the front of a student locker.

Alumni donors bring much-needed perks to SOD

Monday, October 11, 2021

Students in the School of Dentistry use lots of equipment and supplies in producing models, and they need a safe place to store it between visits to the laboratories. Generous alumni are making that possible by contributing to a fundraising campaign that has secured 44 lockers so far, with the hope of installing one for every SOD dental and dental hygiene student. Read More

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

Those who learn, teach and lead among the Medical Center’s rollcall of schools are, of course, also up against the pandemic’s growing list of deficits and demands – in the clinic and the classroom. At UMMC, COVID-19 has already had a profound impact on education, most certainly for all time.

Published on Monday, August 16, 2021

UPSTART symposium shines spotlight on student research

The School of Dentistry’s UPSTART Program gives undergraduate and dental students a chance to brush up on research, technical and professional skills they will use throughout their careers. The summer program wrapped up July 22 with an in-person research symposium and a talk by the school's new dean. Dr. Sreenivas Koka.

Published on Monday, July 26, 2021

SOD honors alums for dedication, passion for teaching

Dr. Steve Gandy and Dr. Curtis Caskey aren’t just worthy ambassadors for the School of Dentistry - They’re committed to the practice of community dentistry to promote oral health care in a state with a shortage of dental practitioners. The school’s Dental Alumni Chapter has named Gandy its Alumnus of the Year and has given Caskey its Early Career Achievement Award.

Published on Monday, July 19, 2021

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

A new focus on diversity and inclusion that will result in students and faculty that better reflect the state's population. Stellar patient-centered care for all Mississippians. A greater focus on research. More emphasis on uniting faculty to give students their best educational experience. They’re among the priorities for Dr. Sreenivas “Sree” Koka, the School of Dentistry's new dean.

Published on Monday, July 12, 2021

SOD development funds honor faculty, community dentists

Published on Monday, June 28, 2021

#UMMCGrad2021: SOD grad has new assignment: Treating patients in the Navy

Published on Monday, May 10, 2021

Horne reaps kudos for classroom ingenuity, problem-solving

Published on Monday, April 12, 2021

Dentures crafted by SOD students something to smile about

Published on Monday, April 5, 2021

Second chance at life: Surgeons rebuild cancer patient’s jaw

Published on Monday, March 15, 2021

Jackson Free Clinic dental services now have more 'teeth'

Published on Monday, February 22, 2021

Veterans served their country; now, UMMC's SOD serves them

Published on Monday, February 8, 2021

Dental care can be critical for kids with complex conditions

Published on Monday, February 1, 2021

Good oral hygiene can factor in successful surgical outcomes

Published on Monday, December 28, 2020

SOD grant to help remove dental barriers to life-saving care

Published on Monday, June 8, 2020

Biomedical Materials Science chair earns top educator honor

Published on Tuesday, May 26, 2020

#UMMCGrad2020: SOD grad, leader, advocate steps up during crisis

Published on Friday, May 22, 2020

2020 Dental Alumna of the Year passionate about dentistry, community

Published on Thursday, February 13, 2020

Photos: 340 JPS students receive free dental care during Give Kids a Smile

Published on Monday, February 10, 2020

SOD faculty, students' weeklong mission: Offer free care to more than 1,000

Published on Thursday, February 6, 2020

After 42 years, Imogene Clark still loyal dental school patient

Published on Thursday, January 30, 2020

Dentistry alumnus to sponsor school’s effort to treat children during Give Kids a Smile

Published on Monday, December 16, 2019

From author’s dental pain comes promise of healing

Published on Monday, October 7, 2019

‘My Favorite Doctor:’ Nine-year-old loves going to the dentist

Published on Thursday, September 26, 2019