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Teleshia Johnson, fourth-year dental student, examines patient Tonjula Mason.

School of Dentistry pilots after-hours clinic

Monday, April 1, 2024

A new transformation challenge at the School of Dentistry generated lots of new ideas to improve patient experience. The winning proposal of an after-hours clinic could become a permanent fixture in the school. Read More

Nursing student Shelton Cole shows dental hygiene student, Morgan Kaminski, how to extract from a vile.

UMMC Schools of Dentistry, Nursing team up to tackle HPV

Monday, February 19, 2024

Low HPV vaccination rates in Mississippi, coupled with a rise in head and neck cancer cases, sparked interprofessional collaboration between two schools at the University of Mississippi Medical Center and the Mississippi State Department of Health. Read More

Hutto and Lampkin Honored in 2024 School of Dentistry Alumni Awards

The 2024 School of Dentistry Alumni Awards honored two outstanding School of Dentistry faculty members — Dr. Mitch Hutto (‘83), who has been teaching at the University of Mississippi Medical Center since 2005, and Dr. Alexa Lampkin (‘17), a dentist new to teaching who has made strides in her early career.

Published on Monday, January 29, 2024

Front and Center: Venessia Randle

Venessia Randle has been with UMMC for over 10 years—currently serving as project manager for the School of Dentistry. But she had another life prior to joining the Medical Center. With features in New York Times and performances for the President of the United States, Randle spent much of her life as an acclaimed blues musician.

Published on Monday, January 8, 2024

Griggs recognized for decades of dental materials research

If not for dental materials, anyone with defects or disease in their teeth might be in a world of hurt. Dr. Jason Griggs has devoted his career to advancing dental health by researching how mixing together separate components can produce user-friendly substances needed for dental care. He’s been recognized by an international association with the highest honor in his field.

Published on Monday, June 26, 2023

Summer school for these kids means lessons in dentistry

The Medical Center’s School of Dentistry is providing an experience for young scholars who may have never had the chance to speak with dental professionals and see first-hand what the job entails. S.M.I.L.E. U is giving kids in grades 5-8 that opportunity through hands-on, fun activities designed to spark an interest in oral health.

Published on Monday, June 12, 2023

Photos: Capturing memories of the Class of 2023

Published on Tuesday, May 30, 2023

#UMMCGrad2023: Patient care a passion for dental hygiene grad

Published on Monday, May 15, 2023

#UMMCGrad2023: Residency, then private practice in Casey Park’s future

Published on Monday, May 15, 2023

Lampkin becomes dental trailblazer

Published on Monday, April 17, 2023

Whitlock, Boteler shine as School of Dentistry honorees

Published on Monday, January 30, 2023

Dental hygiene at UMMC turns 50

Published on Monday, December 5, 2022

SOD pilot program a culture change for patient needs

Published on Monday, October 17, 2022

A study in wax: SOD first-years get early lessons

Published on Monday, August 29, 2022

Photo Gallery: Graduates smile after reaching educational milestone

Published on Tuesday, May 31, 2022

UMMC celebrates 959 May 2022 graduates across six health sciences schools

Published on Friday, May 27, 2022

Innovative dental scan helps providers find root of problem

Published on Monday, May 9, 2022

#UMMCGrad2022: Road to SOD paved with hard work

Published on Monday, May 2, 2022

Message to new SOD graduates: Patients, not you, wear the crown

Published on Monday, April 18, 2022

School of Dentistry alums shine in their community and profession

Published on Monday, February 7, 2022

‘Care’ has double meaning during Dental Mission Week

Published on Monday, February 7, 2022

Smiles polished up for vets during Dental Mission Week

Published on Sunday, February 6, 2022

The size is right: Campus enrollment climbs

Published on Monday, November 15, 2021

Alumni donors bring much-needed perks to SOD

Published on Monday, October 11, 2021

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

Published on Monday, August 16, 2021