Dental Education

Interest in dentistry as part of a well-rounded program of professional training in the field of medicine and health education within the denomination was reflected in the charter of the College of Medical Evangelists (now Loma Linda University), which proposed the degree of Doctor of Dental Surgery. However, nothing was done about it. In the 1932 spring meeting of the General Conference Executive Committee it was voted to “explore the feasibility of establishing a school of dentistry in connection with the school of medicine of the College of Medical Evangelists, or of making a group arrangement with some standard dental college where our young people can have the safeguards of Christian home life.” To explore the possibilities, a committee of five was appointed, one of whom was Dr. J...

From the Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia. Published with permission from the Review and Herald Publishing Association.