Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario

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The Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario, more commonly known as RCDSO, is a regulatory college established on March 4th, 1868 by Ontario Statute. The RCDSO is the governing body of dentists in Ontario and protects the public's right to quality dental healthcare.

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Dr. Barnabas Day organized the Dental Association of Ontario (ODA) in 1867. In 1868 the ODA lobbied the Ontario government to pass the Act Respecting Dentistry, by which the dentists must be licensed in order to practice. This aimed to end tooth pulling by untrained fly-by-night charlatans.[1] The Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario (RCDSO) was formed by ODA members to act as the governing body. In 1869 the RCDSO opened the first dental school in Canada.[2] In 1893 Caroline Louise Josephine Wells became the first woman to graduate from the RCDSO.[3]

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