Training in dentistry at McGill began in 1904, with the establishment of a Department of Dentistry in the Faculty of Medicine. The Department of Dentistry had originally formed part of the Bishop's University Medical Faculty which amalgamated with the McGill Medical Faculty in 1904. The Department received a clinic at the Montreal General Hospital in 1908 and a close association with M.G.H. continues. Dentistry was established as a separate Faculty in 1920. In 1965 with a student enrolment of about 150, Dentistry acquired a large amount of office and laboratory space in the Strathcona Medical Building. Mervyn A. Rogers has written A History of the McGill Dental School (Montreal, 1980).
HEADS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF DENTISTRY
1913-1915 A.W. Thornton
CHAIRMEN OF THE DENTAL EXECUTIVE
1910-1914 D. James Berwick
1913-1920 A.W. Thornton
DEANS OF THE FACULTY OF DENTISTRY
1920-1927 A.W. Thornton
1935-1939 Arthur L. Walsh, Acting
1940-1947 Arthur L. Walsh
1948-1954 D. Prescott Mowry
1954-1955 James McCutcheon, Acting
1956-1970 James McCutcheon
1970-1977 Ernest R. Ambrose
1977- Kenneth C. Bentley
OFFICE OF THE DEAN, 1916-1970
Administrative Records, ca 1916-1970, 1 m (c.2-c.3, c.4) RESTRICTED
There is a small amount of correspondence between the Quebec Dental Board and Dean Thornton; addresses by various staff members; correspondence between the Deans and the Principal, ca 1928-1951; essays, addresses, and memoranda on the history of the Faculty and of dentistry in Canada; and correspondence relating to the curriculum and to the Dental Clinic. There are also annual reports to the Principal, correspondence with staff and organizations. Listed.
STUDENT RECORDS, 1930-1970
Records of Graduates, ca 1930-ca 1970, 1.5 m (c.1, c.5-c.10, c.12-c.14) RESTRICTED
Several series of files containing student transcripts and correspondence. Partially listed.
TEACHING AND CURRICULUM RECORDS, 1923-1970
Examinations, 1923-1970, 10 cm (c.11)
Unworked examinations for the various subjects in the Faculty of Dentistry. There are also examination and sessional timetables, 1922-1968. The arrangement is chronological. Listed.
Teaching Aids, ca 1950s, 10 cm (c.11)
There are two binders of mimeographed notes on oral roentgenology and preclinical prosthodontics and endodontics.
Scrapbooks, 1931-1955, 10 cm (c.15)
There are two scrapbooks, mainly of loose newsclippings about the Faculty of Dentistry and dentistry in general. Listed.