In a paper read before this Section one year ago I reviewed the various steps by which dental educational standards had been slowly and laboriously advanced from a mere shadowy pretense of individual schools to the establishment by the National Association of Dental Faculties of a minimum educational requirement for admission to all schools, which was equivalent to two full years of high school, and also the adoption of a full course of instructions for graduation of four years of seven months each.
The four years' course was proposed by resolution in that body in 1899. Action was laid over for one year, and at Milwaukee, in 1900, the faculties association deliberately and after careful consideration decided on its adoption, setting forward the time for its inauguration to the autumn of 1903, thus reserving three years more in which it would be possible to change their decision in case it
CHITTENDEN CC. THE EVOLUTION OF STANDARDS IN DENTAL EDUCATION.. JAMA. 1904;XLII(25):1612–1614. doi:10.1001/jama.1904.92490700012002