The Baltimore College of Dental Surgery, (founded February 1, 1840), is the birthplace of the Doctor of Dental Surgery degree (D.D.S.), and is known as the first dental college in the world.
... The Baltimore College of Dental Surgery (BCDS),was chartered by an act of the Maryland General Assembly in 1840 ... The College is still in existence today and is part of the University of Maryland, Baltimore ... The establishment of the Baltimore College of Dental Surgery is seen as one of the three crucial steps in the foundation of the dental profession in the United States ...
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