Mississippi has 1,361 practicing dentists. Of those, 78 are orthodontists. Of those, 14 percent are female. Of those, only one is African-American: Dr. Chandra Minor, a 2012 graduate of the University of Mississippi School of Dentistry.
Delta doctor is champion of rural health care
Dr. Brent Smith recognized for his devotion to the state’s rural population with Mississippi’s 2015 Rural Health Champion Award, an honor bestowed by the Myrlie Evers-Williams Institute for the Elimination of Health Disparities at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.
Researchers gather to explore solutions to Delta health disparities
Originally published by UMMC on Monday, July 23, 2018 About 4.4 million acres of alluvial floodplains make up “The Most Southern Place on Earth,” the Mississippi Delta. Shared by Louisiana and Arkansas and reaching north to Memphis, Tennessee, the area is also known for its health disparities. Three of the…