Dental Schools in Mississippi

By | April 19, 2019

Want to become a dentist, dental assistant, dental hygienist, dental nurse, dental technician, or dental therapist?  The following schools of dentistry in Mississippi offer pre-dental studies, general dentistry, dental assisting, and dental hygiene studies towards a bachelor’s , master’s, doctorate, or a professional degree. Please know that some Mississippi dental schools also provide certificates or postgraduate training in general dentistry. Check the following table for street address and official website of each school of dental medicine in the state of Mississippi.

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List of Dentistry Colleges in Mississippi
University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Dentistry
Address: 2500 North State St., Jackson, MS 39216
Website: http://dentistry.umc.edu/

University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Dentistry

Mississippi’s population

About 3,000,000 people live in the state of Mississippi (thirty-first place in terms of population among US states. The average population density in the “Magnolia State” is about 25 people per km 2 (thirty-second place in the USA).

The state’s largest city is its capital, Jackson, with about 175,000 people living here. Other major Mississippi cities are Gulfport (about 70,000 people), Hattiesburg (about 55,000 people), Southaven (about 50,000 people), and Biloxi (about 45,000 people).

The largest urban agglomerations in Mississippi formed around Jackson (about 550,000 residents), Gulfport and Biloxi (about 250,000 residents), Pascagoula (about 150,000 residents) and Hattiesburg (over 140,000 residents). In addition, several communities in the northwest of the state (including Southaven) are included in the metropolitan area that has grown around Memphis in the neighboring state of Tennessee.

The racial composition of the Mississippi population:

  • White – 59.1%
  • Black – 37.0%
  • Asians – 0.9%
  • Native Americans (Indians or Eskimos of Alaska) – 0.5%
  • Native Hawaiian or Oceanian – less than 0.1%
  • Other races – 1.3%
  • Two or more races – 1.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino (of any race) – 2.7%

Mississippi has more black residents in relation to the total population than any other US state.

The largest ethnic (national) groups among the population of the state of Mississippi:

  • “Americans” (mostly descendants of the British and Scots) – 14.2%
  • Irish – 6.9%
  • English – 6.1%
  • Germans – 4.5%
  • French – 2.3%
  • Scots – Irish – 1.9%
  • Italians – 1.4%
  • Scots – 1.2%

The largest populations in Mississippi by religion are:

  • Christians – about 87%, including:
    • Protestants – about 82%, including:
      • Baptists – about 31%
      • Methodists – about 8%
      • Lutherans – about 6%
    • Catholics – about 4%
  • Atheists – about 11%

Mississippi is considered the most “religious” of all US states, with almost 60% of its residents classifying themselves as “strongly religious”. “Magnolia State” is part of the ” Bible Belt ” of the United States, the Southern Baptist Convention is traditionally very popular here (almost a third of Mississippi residents are its parishioners).