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Applications being accepted for UMMC Dental Mission Week



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By Ruth Cummins, UMMC

Medically underserved Mississippians in need of free dental treatment are invited to apply for services available during Dental Mission Week at the University of Mississippi School of Dentistry.

Dental Mission Week, set for Jan. 30-Feb.2, 2023, seeks to raise awareness of issues related to access to dental care and to provide dental care for vulnerable populations that include uninsured adults and minor children. Also served are military veterans who have no dental insurance.

Free services provided are cleanings, extractions, fillings, root canals for front teeth only, oral cancer screening and oral hygiene education. Those selected for treatment will be contacted by the School of Dentistry to schedule an appointment.

Dental Mission Week has a second purpose that’s just as important as a patient’s oral health. Students learn how to become servant leaders in their communities, and they gain valuable hands-on experience, not just in dental procedures, but in making their patients feel welcome and comfortable.

“Dental Mission Week is just one way the School of Dentistry can express its compassion for life, love and humanity for others,” said Melody Longino, the school’s manager of ambulatory operations and Dental Mission Week coordinator.

The application deadline is Jan. 15. Download an application here. They’re also available at the School of Dentistry, the Jackson Medical Mall Dental Clinic or the Jackson Free Clinic. Applications must be mailed to UMMC School of Dentistry, 2500 N. State St., Jackson, MS 39215. The School of Dentistry will not accept applications that are emailed or faxed.

Additional details on Dental Mission Week are available here.

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