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University of Mississippi School of Dentistry

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The University of Mississippi is a public school that was established in 1844. The University of Mississippi School of Dentistry, located in the Medical Center, enrolled its first class in 1975. In addition to the School of Dentistry, the University of Mississippi Medical Center contains the schools of Medicine, Nursing, and Health-Related Professions, Graduate Studies in the Medical Sciences, and the University Hospital. The goal of the school is to train general dentists to practice in Mississippi.


4-year modern. A systems approach to a problem-oriented curriculum is used. Clinical experience begins in the second year and is designed to follow the team approach to patient care through all 4 years. Selective courses in the specialty areas of clinical dentistry are available in the last year. Clinical experiences start in the first year with a 1-week continuity project somewhere in the state. These continue throughout the 4 years of the program.

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By making proper arrangements, students entering without a degree may earn their bachelor’s degree while completing the dental program.


The basic predental science courses plus 2 years of English, 1 year each of mathematics (college algebra and/or trigonometry) and psychology is required. Recommended courses include biochemistry, comparative anatomy, histology, cell biology, embryology, microbiology, physical chemistry, quantitative analysis, humanities, communication, and a foreign language. Currently, only legal Mississippi residents are admitted. Transfer and advanced standing: Only a few students are admitted with advanced standing.


The school is part of the University of Mississippi Medical Center campus. The clinical facilities are self-contained in the dental school building.

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