Recent conferences between the Brisbane and South Coast Hospitals Board and the Queensland College of Dentistry have resulted in proposals which undoubtedly will have far-reaching effect on the future of dentistry in this State.
It is proposed that ultimately the University of Queensland shall establish a Faculty of Dental Studies leading to the degree of Bachelor of Dental Science, and that in the meantime the Board shall assume control of the Dental Hospital in George-street.
In these days the need for the thorough education of the dentists is admitted on all sideds. The dentist is no longer one who merely extracts teeth. His work is now scientific, and the profession of dentistry advances rapidly in the way of offering further scientific service to the public.
It is but right that the studies of a dentists being scientific should be supervsed by a University which is the home of science. That in the near future Queensland will have need for many more properly trained dentists goes without saying.
The resolutions of the conference between the Hospitals Board and the College of Dentistry recognise the main need. As the University increases its faculties it will require a hospital or hospitals for the training of its medical students. If then the Hospitals Board has assumed control of the Dental Hospital, the way will have been paved for the University’s ultimate supervision of medication education generally.
The Brisbane Courier, 8 March 1926
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