1916-1941 : a dental school on university lines -- 1978-2001 : the leap to the future : reaching out -- 2001-2013 : the new millennium : SOS becomes CDM -- 2014-2016 and beyond : plans for the next 100 years -- Students and alumni.
In 1916, Columbia University acquired the New York Post-graduate School of Dentistry and the New York School of Dental Hygiene and established its own College of Dental Medicine. To those working in the health sciences, the move was a powerful signal of a field on the rise. It recognized dental medicine as a key component of individual and social well-being and initiated a monumental era in medical innovation and progressive public health outcomes. This hundred-year history shares the turbulent story of dentistry, a medical field in the making. It recounts the institutional battles and researc.