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The University of Maryland School of Dentistry is the direct descendant of the world's first dental college, the Baltimore College of Dental Surgery (BCDS), which was chartered by an act of the Maryland General Assembly in 1840. It has successfully upheld the aspirations of its founders, Drs. Horace H. Hayden and Chapin A. Harris. The school of dentistry is an exciting place to be, a place with unique history and tradition in our profession, yet eager to embrace a future that assuredly will be different. The school's mission is to improve the quality of life in Maryland through education, research and service related to health, with special emphasis on improving dental, oral and craniofacial health through comprehensive education, research and service programs.