University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry
|University of Oklahoma|
College of Dentistry
|Dean||Dr. Raymond A. Cohlmia|
|Location||Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA|
|Enrollment||232 undergraduate students|
The University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry was established in 1971.
The University of Oklahoma Board of Regents authorized establishment of a College of Dentistry in 1954 to respond to the needs of underserved areas of rural Oklahoma. The founding dean, William E. Brown, was recruited in 1969 to initiate planning of the curriculum and facility. The first class of 16 dental hygienists graduated in spring of 1973. Three years later, the first dental class of 24 students graduated in spring 1976. The current dental clinical sciences building was opened in 1976.