Alumnus Serves as Dentist in Iraq

Charley Cheney, D04, a captain in the U.S. Army Dental Corps is stationed at a hospital clinic in Iraq. The Vicksburg Post profiled Cheney and other Mississippians serving in Iraq in its February 14 edition. Cheney called the clinic “well-staffed and equipped” and says while “most patients have acute needs—broken teeth, infections, extractions, occasionally cancers—there are also fillings to replace and root canals to initiate.” He said that the clinic is “not markedly different from a health- care facility anywhere…just more compact.”

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