Richard Akin, D.M.D.

Dr. Richard Akin, D.M.D.
General Dentistry

Employment

  • Private Practice of General Dentistry
  • Assistant Clinical Professor, University of Mississippi School of Dentistry, Restorative Department

Professional Affiliations

  • Fourth District Dental Society
  • Mississippi Dental Association
  • American Dental Association

Professional Appointments

  • Insurance Committee (MDA),1985
  • Chairman, MDA Advisory Committee to Medicaid, 1984-86
  • Mississippi Dental Political Action Committee, 1986-88

Other Activities

  • President of Senior Class, UM School of Dentistry, 1979
  • Alderman, City of Hazlehurst (Ward 1), 1984-89
  • Alderman, City of Hazlehurst (Ward 5), 1996-Present
  • President, University of Mississippi Dental Alumni Association, 1986-87
  • President, Hazlehurst Chamber of Commerce -1986
  • Chairman, Board of Deacons, First Presbyterian Church, 1984-86, 1990-93
  • Elder, First Presbyterian Church, 1996-Present
  • President, University of Mississippi Copiah County Alumni Association, 1983-84
  • President, Copiah County Ducks Unlimited, 1984, 86, 88
  • Member, Dean’s Dental Reserve and the Guardian Society
  • Active in Hazlehurst youth sports: Coach, Little League
  • Deputy Medical Examiner for Copiah County, 1997-Present
  • Copiah Educational Foundation
    • Executive Board, 1994-Present
    • Chairman, Finance Committee, 1995-96
    • Secretary, 1996-97
    • President, 1997-98
  • Lay Leader, Mississippi Private School Association Committee District IV, 1998-2013
  • Committee Member, Copiah County American Cancer Society, 1997 “Citizen of the Year,” Hazlehurst Chamber of Commerce, 1999
Education
  • Hazlehurst High School
  • DMD: University of Mississippi School of Dentistry
  • B.A. Chemistry/Biology, University of Mississippi