|Creator:||University of Iowa Dental Hygiene Program|
|Extent:||20.25 linear feet.|
|Repository:||Iowa Women's Archives|
|Summary:||Started in 1949 and was one of the earliest such programs in the United States.|
The Dental Hygiene program at the University of Iowa (then the State University of Iowa) was begun in 1949, when the Board of Regents approved the development of a dental hygiene program at the State University of Iowa. The first class of twenty-four students launched the program in 1953. Students spent two years in this early program and received a certificate in dental hygiene from the College of Dentistry. Students who wanted a bachelor's degree in addition to their certificate could earn a Bachelor of Arts or Science degree with a general science major from the College of Liberal Arts. After 1967 all students received a bachelor's degree. In 1964, a Master of Science degree program was started for dental hygiene students. In 1969 the Board of Regents approved a dental hygiene major, allowing students to receive a Bachelor of Science degree in dental hygiene from the College of Liberal Arts.
In 1986, budget cuts in the College of Dentistry resulted in the loss of some full-time faculty. In the fall of 1991, an ad hoc committee was appointed by University and College of Dentistry administrators to review the Dental Hygiene program. This committee made a unanimous decision to recommend closure of the program. In 1992 the Board of Regents voted to close the program even though faculty from the Department of Dental Hygiene and dental hygiene students protested. Later three dental hygiene faculty members filed a lawsuit alleging sexual discrimination, retaliation, and lack of due process. The last class of dental hygiene students graduated from the University of Iowa in May 1995.
Alternate Extent Statement: Artifacts in boxes 50 and 51
11 audiocassettes [AC1080-1090]
9 videocassettes [V325-333]
Photographs in boxes 44-46, 48-49
Slides in boxes 45-47
Arrangement: Contents History in Box 1. Administrative Files in Boxes 1-18. Curriculum in Boxes 18-26. Students in Boxes 26-31. Alumni in Boxes 31-32. Dental Hygiene Profession in Boxes 32-43. Photographs in Boxes 44-49. Theses in Box 48. Artifacts in Boxes 50 and 51. Audiocassettes Jerome Lysaught, "Implications of need for Change in Baccalaureate Dental Hygiene Education: Characteristics of Growth or Deterioration of a Profession," May 10, 1976 [AC 1080] Larry Hornsby, "Role of Behavioral and Social Sciences in Health Care Provision, May 10, 1976, side one; David Chambers, "Objectives of the Second Conference Explanation of Conference Agenda," May 10, 1976, side two [AC 1081] J. Larry Hornsby and Nancy Sisty, "Presentation of Behavioral Science: Curriculum Model," May 11, 1976 [AC 1082] James Clark, "How Could the Behavioral and Social Sciences Significantly Influence Future of Baccalaureate Dental hygiene," May 10, 1976 [AC 1083] David Chambers, "Analyses of Educational Challenges and Decisions- Planning for Positive Change," May 11, 1976, side one; James Clark and Martha Fales, "Presentation of Public Health Curriculum Model," May 11, 1976, side two [AC 1084] David Chambers, "Methods of Implementation: Basic Factors to Consider in Curriculum Development," May 12, 1976 [AC 1085] Margaret Ryan, "Implications of Accreditation Policy and of ADA Expanded Function Workshop On Implementation of Curriculum Models: Council on Education," May 12, 1976 [AC 1086] Martha Fales, "Presentation of Position Paper and Summary of Actions Proceedings of Conference Deliberations to Date," May 13, 1976 Final Discussion [AC 1087] Community Term Application Session- Head Start [AC 1088] Keynote Speaker, Second National Dental Hygiene Research Conference (side B, start at 20mm) [AC 1089-1090] Videocassettes Dental Hygiene Class of 1989 [V 325] Dental Hygiene Class of 1995, 15 min. [V 326] Dental Hygiene at the University of Iowa: A Career on the Move, 1987 [V 327] ADHA District VII Students, "Your Voice Counts," 1993 [V 328] Health Beat with Dean Borg Beth Pelton, Rinses and Oral Hygiene, 1988 [V 329] Beth Pelton, Choosing a Toothbrush and Nancy Lepeau, Food for Healthy Teeth [V 330] UI Dental Hygiene Credit- Video spot announcements by Dental Hygiene seniors [V 331] Non-traditional Hygiene Practice: Vigil of Jenny Fay waiting for dental care [homebound chronically ill patients [V 332] 88:105, Fall 1990 Student Presentations: Conflict Management Assignment [V 333]
Access: The records are open for research.
Use: Copyright is held by the University of Iowa.
Acquisition: The records (donor no. 293) were donated by Pauline Brine, Beth Pelton and Nancy Thompson in 1995 and in succeeding years.
Preferred Citation: University of Iowa Dental Hygiene Program records, Iowa Women's Archives, The University of Iowa Libraries, Iowa City.
|Repository:||Iowa Women's Archives|
|Address:||100 Main Library |
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City, IA 52242
Browse by Series:
Series 1: HISTORY
Series 2: ADMINISTRATIVE FILES
Series 3: ADMINISTRATIVE FILES, College of Dentistry
Series 4: CURRICULUM
Series 5: STUDENTS
Series 6: ALUMNI
Series 7: DENTAL HYGIENE PROFESSION
Series 8: PHOTOGRAPHS
Series 9: THESES
Series 10: ARTIFACTS
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