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Mississippi’s only dental school

Smiling dentist in front of dental equipment

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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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

Greetings from the School of Dentistry. It's an exciting time as we move forward educating a new generation of Mississippi dentists and dental hygienists, and providing oral health care to the state's residents. Our school represents a leading site for the delivery of state-of-the-art dental care in Mississippi, provided by student, resident and faculty doctors. We invite you to learn more about us.

David Felton, SOD dean
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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.

School of Dentistry faculty member examines a patient's mouth

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.


Giving Back to 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!