The Washington University Dental Alumni Association (Wudaa) is a group of dental graduates who host an annual reunion and sponsor a scholarship award for the study of Dental Medicine. Washington University no longer has a School of Dental Medicine; however, the Alumni Association would like to continue its long history of supporting quality dental education.
The Alumni Association believes that this scholarship will help a promising student complete his or her dental education, thereby, helping the public receive quality dental care. Visit Wudaa.com for more information.
The Washington University School of Dental Medicine was established in 1866 by the Missouri State Dental Association, the Missouri Dental College was the first dental college west of the Mississippi River and the sixth such school in the nation. The school was initially affiliated with the St. Louis Medical College and subsequently the Washington University School of Medicine.
In its 125 years of existence, the dental school changed both its name and its location, yet always retained its commitment to the advancement of dental education and dentistry as a profession. The Washington University School of Dental Medicine trained more than five thousand dentists, many of whom built influential careers and contributed to advances in clinical education, operative technique, and scientific research in dentistry.