Dean Southerland with students in Pediatric dental lab

School of Dentistry 2012 highlights

A new 4,320-square-foot dental simulation center is opening soon in the School of Dentistry. The Delta Dental of Tennessee Simulation Center will use manikins with computer simulators to provide a realistic training experience for students. The state-of-the art dental simulation center is just one reason students and faculty in Meharry’s School of Dentistry are smiling. The dental school is one the move. Highlights include:

  • In summer 2012 first-year dental students began working in clinics cleaning teeth, a full two years earlier than their predecessors.
  • The Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry celebrates its 125th anniversary this year.
  • In 2012 the size of the first-year dental school class increased from 55 students to 60.
  • Students from the Meharry School of Dentistry often partici­pate in mission trips in underserved areas outside of the United States. This year students traveled to Haiti and Jamaica to provide dental care for economically disadvantaged patients.