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Temple University’s Kornberg School of Dentistry Celebrates 150 Years

Posted on Wednesday, October 9, 2013


PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Temple University’s Kornberg School of Dentistry is marking its 150th anniversary, according to Dean Dr. Amid Ismail.

“It’s the second oldest dental school in the country in continuous existence. It started in Philadelphia during the Civil War by a physician dentist, who decided he wanted to develop a school that could prepare trained dentists in a structured program.”

The event will be marked by a gala at the Barnes Foundation and free dental care for current patients on Saturday April 13th.

Ismail says 40% of all trained dentists working in Pennsylvania were students at Temple’s Dental School.

Source: CBS Philly

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