About the School of Dentistry
Established in 1888, the University of Minnesota College of Dentistry was the eighth dentistry school associated with a University in the country. The School for Dental Hygienists was started in 1920 in response to a growing need for preventive dental care. In 1937 a graduate degree program was started. In the 1950s, continuing dental education became a greater focus for the school, offering over 300 courses to members of the dental community. In 1970, the College of Dentistry was officially included in the Health Sciences organization of the University and was eventually provided with teaching, laboratory and clinical space within other Health Sciences facilities. In 1983 a new Hospital Dentistry Clinic was constructed on campus.
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