Dentistry curriculum in 1900

The following description of the Dentistry Program is taken from the School of Dentistry's "Announcement" of 1900-1901, pp. 12-14.  This program was designed to take three years of study, but a new four-year program was announced that same year. 

COURSE OF INSTRUCTION

In the arrangement of the course of study it is the aim to make it such as will meet the requirements of the student and the expectation of the profession, and secure the greatest benefit to the public. To accomplish these objects and to accommodate and benefit those students who desire a thorough dental education, the course of instruction is made to cover three college years of nine months each. The course thus affords time for the teaching and study of subjects not generally taught; and especially does it give time for thorough work in the laboratories. In the arrangement of the work a graded course of study is combined with the repetition of such lecturers only as will avoid the confusion incident to the presentation of too many parts of the general subject to the mind of the student, at one time. No subject is dismissed before its relations to other parts can be seen and appreciated.

FIRST YEAR

FIRST SEMESTER

Subject

Hours
Osteology and Anatomy (Yutzy), three lectures per week, 51
General Chemistry (Lichty), five lectures per week, 85
Prosthetic Dentistry (Dorrance), one lecture per week, 17
Dental Laboratory Work (Hoff), three demonstrations and 25 hours of laboratory practice per week, 425

SECOND SEMESTER

Subject

Hours
Organic Chemistry (Gomberg), four lectures per week, 68
Descriptive anatomy (Yutzy), threelectures per week, 51
Histology (lectures) (Huber), four lecture per week, 68
Prosthetic Dentistry (Dorrance), one lecture per week, 17
Dental Laboratory Work (Hoff), three demonstrations and 25 hours of laboratory practice per week, 425

SECOND YEAR

FIRST SEMESTER

Subject

Hours
Physiology (Lombard), five lectures per week, 85
Bacteriology (Novy), four lectures per week, 68
Prosthetic Dentistry (Dorrance), one lecture per week, 17
Operative Principles and Materials (Taft), one lecture per week, 17

SECOND SEMESTER

Subject

Hours
Dental and Comparative Anatomy (Hall), threelectures per week, 51
Physiology (Lombard), fivelectures per week, 85
Prosthetic Dentistry (Dorrance), one lecture per week, 17
Operative Principles and Materials (Taft), one lecture per week, 17

The following subjects are also included in the work of the second year, making a continuous course of laboratory instruction running through the year. The time for each course must be elected at the beginning of the session, preference being allowed in the order of registration. Every afternoon during the year is fully occupied by some one of these courses:

Subject

Hours
Regulating and Porcelain Techniques (Hoff), 120
Dissection (Yutzy), 120
Histological Laboratory (Huber), 120
Qualitative Chemistry (Hall), 120

THIRD YEAR

These courses extend through the entire year.

Subject

Hours
Dental Surgery and Pathology (Taft), three hours per week, 75
Dental Medicine (Hoff), three hours per week, 75
*Oral Surgery (Darling), two hours per week, 68
Orthodontia and Oral Deformities (Dorrance), one hour per week, 34
Operative Dentistry (Watling), one hour per week, 34
Prosthetic Clinic (Dorrance), ten hours per week, 340
Operative Clinic (Watling, Hall), twenty hours per week, 680

All students of the first and second years are obliged to stand examination on the required branches of their respective courses, before leaving the college at the end of the term. These examinations are held at the close of each semester, and no student who has failed to pass two of the required branches in his course, is admitted to an advanced class during the first semester of the following year. All conditions must be removed during the semester following the one in which they were received.

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*An optional Laboratory Course in Oral Surgery, including demonstrations on the cadaver will be given this year.


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