Pennsylvania Dental Journal March April 2018 - Page 19

Annual meeting of Pennsylvania State Dental Society at Bedford Springs, July 11, 1902 1868 JUL 9 A convention of dentists, consisting of the Harris Dental Association of Lancaster, the Lebanon Valley Dental Society and professionals from other local societies was held at Lititz Springs. It was this convention that sparked the suggestion of forming a state dental society. 1868 1868 DEC 1 At a convention of representatives (delegates) from local associations, the Pennsylvania State Dental Society was established in Philadelphia. 1878 1869 The University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine is founded by the Dean and faculty of the Pennsylvania College of Dental Surgery. The Philadelphia Dental College, which later became the Temple University School of Dentistry, had previously opened, back in 1863. JUN 8 First annual meeting of the Pennsylvania State Dental Society held at the hall of the House of Representatives in Harrisburg. 1870 1880 1876 An act to regulate the practice of dentistry passes the Legislature and becomes law in Pennsylvania. The first Board of Dental Examiners, elected by the Pennsylvania State Dental Society, met and organized. 1890 1900 1896 1918 APR At the Pennsylvania State Dental Society’s Golden Anniversary Meeting, held in Wilkes-Barre, a service flag containing 147 stars was dedicated to our members who served in World War I. 1910 1920 1914 The Pittsburgh Dental College is founded. It later became the University of Pittsburgh School of Dentistry. MAR First issue of the Bulletin, Pennsylvania State Dental Society, published. A quarterly publication, it was published until 1930. FUN FACTS & TIDBITS From the Quarterly Bulletin of the Pennsylvania State Dental Society October 1919 First PDA President Dr. A. B. Robbins 1868-69 The French-Belgian Dentists’ Relief Fund. We again ask you to open your hearts to the sign of distress of our brothers in Northern France and Belgium. They are greatly in need of assistance and we should give to the best of our ability. MARCH/AP RIL 2018 | P EN N SYLVAN IA DEN TAL JOURNAL 19