Howard University College of Dentistry
TypePrivate university
Established1881
DeanDexter Woods
Location,
U.S.
Websitedentistry.howard.edu

Howard University College of Dentistry is a school of dentistry located in the United States city of Washington, D.C. It is the only dental school in Washington, D.C..

History

Howard University College of Dentistry is a part of Howard University. The school was established in 1881 as the fifth oldest dental school in United States.[1] The first African American and longest serving dean (1931-1966) was Russel A. Dixon.[2] He was committed to racial integration and gender equality in dental education.[2] By 1960, more than half of the US's 1,681 African American dentists were graduates of the Howard University College of Dentistry.[3]

Academics

Howard University College of Dentistry awards following degrees:

Departments

Howard University College of Dentistry includes the following departments:

Accreditation

Howard University College of Dentistry is currently accredited by American Dental Association.[4]

References

  1. ^ "College of Dentistry - Howard University". Howard University Health Sciences.
  2. ^ a b Dummett, Clifton O. (1989). "Medical History: A historical perspective of thirteen unheralded contributors to medicodental progress". Journal of the National Medical Association. 81 (3): 307–320. PMC 2571621. PMID 2651678.
  3. ^ Johnson, John (January 1960). "Howard Dental School: More than half of U.S. Negro dentists are its graduates". Ebony. p. 21.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-02-28. Retrieved 2009-04-06.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

Coordinates: 38°55′11″N 77°01′12″W / 38.9196°N 77.020°W / 38.9196; -77.020