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Providing excellent dental care to the Metro Jackson Area

Two women from the School of Dentistry

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

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Mississippi’s only dental school

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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.

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

Dean's Welcome

The School of Dentistry welcomes you. We are proud to be able to train the next generation of dentists, dental hygienists, and dental specialists for Mississippi. Our new Regions Bank Innovations Suite provides our students with the opportunity to treat patients with cutting-edge, state-of-the-art dental equipment and materials that puts UMMC as only one of four dental schools in the United States to have such a clinic.

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David Felton, SOD dean
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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, the inaugural Dental Mission Week and continued participation in Give Kids A Smile®, the School of Dentistry has provided more than 5,000 dental procedures at no charge. That's more than $1.2 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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Get news and information you need about the UMMC School of Dentistry by connecting with us through our social media community. The school is active on Twitter and Facebook.

Join the conversation about all that the School of Dentistry has to offer in regards to education, research and patient care. 

We look forward to hearing from you!

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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

PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS
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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.

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