Other Dental Organizations and Resources

The MDA and ADA serve as our state and national premier dental organizations. There are many other organizations, agencies and groups that are part of the professional community of dentistry. The lists below identify many of these group and their contact information.

National Dental Organizations and State Contacts

Academy of General Dentistry
560 W. Lake St, Sixth Floor
Chicago, IL  60611-6600
Phone:  (888) 243-3368
Email: membership@agd.org
Website:  www.agd.org
MS Contact: Dr. James Henderson, IV
Mississippi AGD: www.msagd.org 

Alliance of the American Dental Association
211 E. Chicago Ave., Ste. 730
Chicago, IL  60611
Phone: (800) 621-8099 ext. 2865
Email: aada@allianceada.org
Website: www.allianceada.org
MS Contact: Ms. Peggy Rives
1553 Meadowbrook Rd
Jackson, MS  39211
Phone: (601) 366-7395

American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry 
P O Box 681
Prospect, KY  40059 

American Academy of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology
214 North Hale Street
Wheaton, IL  60187
Phone: (888) 552-2667
Fax: (630) 510-4501
Email: info@aaomp.org
Website: http://www.aaomp.org

American Academy of Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology
3085 Stevenson Drive, Suite 200
Springfield, IL  62703
Email: admin@aaomr.org 
Website: www.aaomr.org

American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
211 E. Chicago Ave., Ste. 1600
Chicago, IL  60611-2637
Phone: (312) 337-2169
Website: www.aapd.org
MS Contact: Dr. Neva Eklund

American Academy of Periodontology
737 N. Michigan Ave., Ste. 800
Chicago, IL  60611-6660
Phone: (312) 787-5518
Fax: (312) 787-3670
Website: www.perio.org
MS Contact: Dr. Eric Herrington

American Association of Dental Boards
211 E. Chicago Ave., Ste. 760
Chicago, IL  60611
Phone: (312) 440-7464
Website: www.dentalboards.org

American Association of Endodontics
211 E. Chicago Ave., Ste. 1100
Chicago, IL  60611-2691
Phone:  (800) 872-3636
Email: info@aae.org 
Website: www.aae.org
MS Contact: Dr. Tom Gerrets

American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons
9700 W Bryn Mawr Ave
Rosemont, IL  60018-5701
Phone: (847) 678-6200
Website: www.aaoms.org
MS Contact: Dr. Misty Roberts

American Association of Orthodontists
401 N. Lindbergh Blvd
St. Louis, MO  63141-7816
Phone: (314) 993-1700
Email: info@aaortho.org 
Website: www.aaomembers.org
MS Contact: Dr. Gerald Brister

American Association of Public Health Dentistry
3080 Stevenson Drive, Suite 200
Springfield, IL  62703
Phone: (217) 529-6941
Fax: (217) 529-9120
Email: info@aaphd.org 
Website: http://www.aaphd.org

American Association of Women Dentists
216 W. Jackson Blvd., Suite 625
Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: (800) 920 2293
Email: info@aawd.org 
Website: www.aawd.org 
Mississippi Association of Women Dentists
MS Contact: Dr. Nan Black

American College of Dentists
839 - J Quince Orchard Blvd.
Gaithersburg, MD  20878
Phone: (301) 977-3223
Email: office@acd.org
Website: www.acd.org
MS Contact: Dr. Melinda Lucas 

American College of Prosthodontists
211 E. Chicago Ave., Ste. 1000
Chicago, IL  60611
Phone: (312) 573-1260
Website: www.prosthodontics.org

American Dental Association
211 E. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, IL  60611-2500
Phone: (800) 621-8099
Website: www.ada.org 
ADA Fifth District Trustee
MS Contact:
Dr. Alvin “Red” Stevens
400 Century Park S, Ste. 200
Birmingham, AL 35226
Phone: (205)822-3222
Email: stevensa@ada.org 

American Dental Association 
Washington D.C. Office
1111 14th Street NW, Ste. 1100 
Washington, DC  20005-5603
Phone: (202) 898-2400
Email: govtpol@ada.org  
Website: www.ada.org 

American Dental Assistants Association
140 n. Bloomingdale Road
Bloomingdale, IL 60108-1017
Phone: (877) 874-3785
Email: jaykasper@sfainc.biz 
Website: www.dentalassistant.org 

American Dental Education Association
655 K Street, NW, Suite 800
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: (202) 289-7201
Website: http://www.adea.org

American Dental Hygienists Association
444 N. Michigan Ave., Ste. 3400
Chicago, IL  60611
Phone: (312) 440-8900
Email: mail@adha.net
Website: www.adha.org
Mississippi Dental Hygienists Association
MS Contact:
Theresa Brandon
Website: www.mississippiadha.org

American Student Dental Association
211 E. Chicago Avenue, Suite. 700
Chicago, IL  60611
Phone: (800) 621-8099 ext. 2795
Website: http://www.asdanet.org

International College of Dentists
G3535 Beecher Rd., Suite G
Flint, MI 48532-2700
Phone: (810) 820-3087
Email: office@icd.org 
Website:  www.icd.org
MS Contact: Dr. George M. Taybos

National Association of Dental Laboratories
325 John Knox Rd., #L103
Tallahassee, FL  32303
Phone: (800) 950-1150
Email: nadl@nadl.org
Website: www.nadl.org
National Dental Association
6411 Ivy Lane, Suite 103
Greenbelt, MD  20770
Phone: (202) 588-1697
Website: www.ndaonline.org
Mississippi Dental Society
350 W. Woodrow Wilson Ave.
Suite: 731, Office #110
Mailbox: #498
Jackson, MS 39213 
MS Contact: Dr. Preston Cobbins
Ms. Denita Wells, Executive Director - ldwells29@bellsouth.net 

Pierre Fauchard Academy
41 East 400 North #546
Logan, UT 84321-4020
Phone: (435) 213-9089
Email: executivedirector@fauchard.org 
Website: www.fauchard.org
Special Care Dentistry Association  
330 North Wabash Avenue, Suite 2000
Chicago, IL  60611
Phone: (312) 527-6764
Email: scda@scda0nline.org
Website: www.scdonline.org

Mississippi Dental Education Resources

Dental School

University of Mississippi School of Dentistry
2500 North State Street
Jackson, MS  39216
Phone: (601) 984-6155
Website: www.umc.edu/sod/   

Dr. Gary W. Reeves               Dean
Dr. Robert Scott Gatewood     Interim Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Dr. Jason Griggs                   Associate Dean for Research
Dr. Wilhelmina O’Reilly          Assistant Dean for Student Affairs
Dr. Scott Phillips                   Assistant Dean for Clinical Affairs
Dr. John Smith                      Assistant Dean for Admissions

Dr. Ahmad Abdelkarim          Chair, Department of Orthodontics
Dr. Roland Adams                 Chair, Department of Periodontics & Preventive
Dr. Ron Caloss                     Chair, Department of Oral-Maxillofacial Surgery &
Dr. William Duncan                Interim Chair, Dept. of Pediatric Dentistry & Community
                                             Oral Health
Dr. Jason Griggs                   Chair, Department of Biomedical Materials Science
Dr. James Fitchie                  Chair, Department of Care Planning & Restorative
Dr. Ray Holder                      Chair, Department of Advanced General Dentistry
Dr. Robert Scott Gatewood    Chair, Department of Endodontics
Dr. Jeffery Brown                  Program Director of Oral Maxillofacial Surgery
Dr. Tracy Dellinger               Program Dir. of Advanced Education in Gen Dentistry
                                              Residency (AEGD)
Dr. Lubna Fawad                 Program Director of Pediatric Dentistry Residency
Dr. Harold Mark Livingston   Program Director of General Practice Residency (GPR)
Dr. Pia Chatterjee Kirk         Director of SOD Continuing Education Program
Mrs. Jacque Lynch              Director of SOD Business Administration

Mississippi Dental Hygiene Programs

Meridian Community College
910 Highway 19 North
Meridian, MS  39307
Phone: (601) 483-8241

Mississippi Delta Community College
Highway 3 South
P.O. Box 668
Moorhead, MS  38761
Phone: (662) 246-6322

Northeast Mississippi Community College
101 Cunningham Blvd.
Booneville, MS  38829
Phone: (662) 720-7285

Pearl River Community College
5448 Highway 49 S
Hattiesburg, MS  39401
Phone: (601) 554-5509

UMC School of Health Related Professions 
Dental Hygiene Program
2500 N. State Street
Jackson, MS  39216
Phone: (601) 984-6310

Mississippi Dental Assisting Programs

Antonelli College
Jackson, MS - (601) 362-9991

Delta Technical College
Horn Lake, MS – (662) 280-1443
Ridgeland, MS – (601) 206-5200

Hinds Community College
Jackson, MS  39213 - (601) 366-1405
Pearl River Community College
Hattiesburg, MS - (601) 554-5555

Taylor Dental Assisting School
Pascagoula, MS - (228) 769-0600

Meridian Community College
Meridian, MS - (601) 483-8241


Mississippi Dental Licensure Board and Other State Licensure Boards

Mississippi Dental Licensure Board

MSBDE - Mississippi State Board of Dental Examiners
600 East Amite Street, Suite 100
Jackson, MS  39201
Telephone: 601-944-9622    Fax: 601-944-9624 

 Executive Director                Leah Diane Howell
Special Projects Officer III    Mary Kathryn Gatewood
Staff Officer II                      Vera Holloway
Licensing Investigator IV      Jennifer Price
Administrative Assistant IV   Lou Randia Sims
Deputy Director                    Karen Wilson 
District I         Dr. Frank T. Dalton            ​ 
District II  ​      Dr. William L. Alford   (Vice President)       ​ 
District III       Dr. A. Roddy Scarbrough  ​ (Secretary)
District IV       Dr. R. Michael Harkins     ​ 
District V        Dr. Frank L. Conaway       ​ 
District VI       Dr. Donald E. Price ​    (President) ​ 
State-at-Large Dr. Roy L. Irons ​ 
State-at-Large Ms. Laura Currie Richoux 

Other State Licensure Boards

The ADA maintains a comprehensive list of the state dental boards. The list includes contact information.