Temple’s School of Dentistry to celebrate 150 years

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Temple University’s Kornberg School of Dentistry is marking it’s 150th anniversary. “It’s the second oldest dental school in the country in continuous existence,” said Dean Amid Ismail. “It started in Philadelphia during the Civil War by a physician dentist, who wanted to develop a school that could prepare trained dentists in a structured program.” The event will be marked by a gala and free dental care for current patients. Ismail says 40 percent of all trained dentists working in Pennsylvania were students at Temple’s Dental School.