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OSU dental school reaches new milestone

College of Dentistry to mark 125th anniversary with yearlong events, celebrations

February 16, 2015

By Kimber Solana

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Columbus, Ohio
— The Ohio State University College of Dentistry is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year.

The school kicked off the yearlong celebration Jan. 15 with a "Then & Now" event featuring former students discussing their lives at the dental school versus the life at the college today.

"Our goal this year is to reflect on our past and share with our alumni what's new and exciting at our college," said Dr. Patrick Lloyd, dean of OSU College of Dentistry. "This will be a year to remember for the graduates of The Ohio State University College of Dentistry. Like any celebration, it will be packed with exciting and fun events that we believe will make our alumni feel as good about their college today as they did the day they graduated — or maybe even better."

Ohio Medical University, which included the Colleges of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmacy, was chartered on Dec. 30, 1890. The College of Dentistry was known as the Dental Department of the OMU, a freestanding, private institution, according to an anniversary timeline of the school's historical highlights.

In 1914, the Starling-Ohio Medical College was acquired by Ohio State and led to the creation of a College of Dentistry and a College of Medicine for the university.

Among the events scheduled during the yearlong celebration are regional anniversary receptions from February to April, an anniversary gala on May 2, a reunion weekend Oct. 9-11, and an alumni and friends anniversary reception at ADA 2015 — America's Dental Meeting in Washington D.C.

For more information on OSU's anniversary celebration, visit the website.