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Hannah Marshall, a dental hygiene student, speaks with Dr. Jacob Moremen at the UMMC Thoracic Cancer Clinic.

Good oral hygiene can factor in successful surgical outcomes

Monday, December 28, 2020

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. Read More

Dr. Mark Livingston, left, chair of the Department of Advanced General Dentistry, consults with Dr. Stedman Hurdle, dental resident.

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

Monday, June 8, 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. Read More

Biomedical Materials Science chair earns top educator honor

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.

Published on Tuesday, May 26, 2020

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

Ambika Srivastava, School of Dentistry graduate, has filled leadership roles locally and nationally during her four years of dental school. But for the last two months, she took on a new responsibility: a health care professional on the front lines of a public health crisis.

Published on Friday, May 22, 2020

2020 Dental Alumna of the Year passionate about dentistry, community

Dr. Barbara Mauldin has received many accolades for being an outstanding dentist, a valuable community member and even an accomplished ballroom dancer. But she says being named Dental Alumna of the Year is particularly special to her.

Published on Thursday, February 13, 2020

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

Smiles abounded in the School of Dentistry last Friday as hundreds of children from the Jackson Public Schools received free dental treatment from dental and dental hygiene faculty, students and other volunteers.

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

Doctors perform medical 'first' during facial tumor surgery

Published on Thursday, August 22, 2019

UMMC confers 853 degrees in health sciences professions

Published on Friday, May 24, 2019

SOD alumni board names former MDA president Alumnus of the Year

Published on Monday, February 11, 2019

SOD serves more than 1,000 during third Dental Mission Week

Published on Monday, February 11, 2019

Video: SOD provides care for hundreds of JPS elementary students

Published on Thursday, February 7, 2019

People of the U: Alana Bowman, Dr. Jason Griggs

Published on Monday, February 4, 2019

Nation’s top dentist addresses students at his alma mater

Published on Thursday, January 31, 2019

People of the U: Gary Reeves

Published on Thursday, January 24, 2019

SOD to offer free week of care during Dental Mission Week

Published on Friday, January 4, 2019

Carr driven to take dental hygiene chair post

Published on Thursday, December 27, 2018

School of Dentistry dean receives career honor; ascends to board presidency

Published on Monday, November 19, 2018

School works to fill Mississippi's dental gap

Published on Thursday, October 18, 2018

New chair of pediatric dentistry settles into southern hospitality

Published on Monday, July 16, 2018

Dental school's longest serving employee to retire

Published on Monday, June 25, 2018