The book, said Dr. Bruce Graham, Dean from 2000 to 2013, is dedicated “to the students, faculty, staff, patients, administrators, alumni, benefactors, donors, and friends whose commitment and devotion have made us one of the leading dental institutions in the world.
“Leadership is a constant theme throughout our history,” Dr. Graham continued. “From being the first dental school in the nation to have electric-driven dental engines and floor-mounted units, to inventions including the high-speed handpiece and ammoniated toothpaste, to founding national dental organizations, to setting the baseline standard for oral radiation safety, and even to inventing Flag Day, leadership always has been the word defining our College.”
The book recounts the rich history of the College, with hundreds of photos supplementing the text. There is a section with notable faculty of the past, and another highlighting current faculty, alumni, staff, and friends of the College.
Each of the College’s specialty departments has its own section.
Interesting facts about the College and lists of award-winners are included.
The book contains articles about changes in the building, curriculum, and research mission; the importance of private support; social life at the College; student organizations;
There also are letters of congratulations from leaders of organized dentistry and elected officials.
Celebrating a Proud Past is available for $40, plus $4 for postage and handling per book. To purchase copies of Celebrating a Proud Past, send a check made out to UIC College of Dentistry to William S. Bike, Office of Advancement and Alumni Affairs, UIC College of Dentistry, 801 S. Paulina St., Chicago, IL 60612. For more information or to use a credit card, contact Bike at (312) 996-8495 or firstname.lastname@example.org.