Adelaide Dental School celebrates 100 years of improving Australia’s oral health

The Adelaide Dental School, which is currently celebrating the centenary of its founding, was established following an amendment to the Dentists Act in 1917 which required far more stringent training and registration of dental practitioners.

This requirement and the donation of £15,000 by the British Red Cross were instrumental in the founding of the School of Dentistry, now known as Adelaide Dental School, at the University of Adelaide.

A leader in the field of dentistry in Australia, the School is marking this impressive achievement with a series of events which also celebrate the establishment of the Adelaide University Dental Students’ Society which held its foundation meeting in the same year the school was founded.

Among the events being staged is the 100 Year Gala Dinner on Saturday 19th October, partly supported by ADA SA, which promises to “take a look back at the school’s achievements while reminiscing with past and present colleagues and students.”

It will be preceded on the Friday by a day course which asks the pertinent question for an institution that continues to operate at the forefront of Australian dentistry – “Adelaide Dental School, 100 years – What Next?”

Both events are ticketed – you can purchase tickets via for the dinner and for the CPD day – with all proceeds going to the Adelaide Dental School’s Community Outreach Dental Program at Common Ground, which helps people bridge the gap between homelessness and a meaningful life through free dental treatment.

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