Pennsylvania Dental Journal March April 2018 - Page 20

TIMELINE Our first Central Office headquarters opens at 800 Capital Street in Harrisburg with Dr. Clark J. Hollister acting as business manager. 1868 -2018 1920 1930 1930 A Committee on Reorganization designs a plan to divide the state society into 11 districts. In 1939 the tenth and eleventh districts combined to form what is now the Tenth District. 1936 HISTORICAL 1935 1936 1938 Our Board of Trustees approves a recommendation that a permanent headquarters for PDA be purchased. 217 State Street in Harrisburg becomes the new society headquarters after being purchased for $10,500. 1937 1938 1939 1933 Volume One, Number One of the Pennsylvania State Dental Journal was published, with Dr. Thomas J. Cook of Philadelphia as its editor. FUN FACTS & TIDBITS From page 9 of the special issue of the Pennsylvania Dental Journal (History of Dentistry in Pennsylvania 1868-1968), written by Dr. Isaac Sissman: “There were about 10,000 men who called themselves dentists in the United States in 1868. In July of that year, a journal called The Dental Office and Laboratory proudly announced: A dental college has been established in Boston in connection with Harvard College. This makes seven dental colleges in the United States. One in England, and one in Germany. The world moves.” 20 1937 MA R CH/A P R I L 2018 | P EN N S YLVA N IA D EN TA L J O UR N A L 217 State Street in Harrisburg, our home from 1938-1978. 1940