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Jean Edwards, c1950.
Courtesy of Royal London Hospital Archives.

Jean Edwards entered The London Dental School in 1950, and was amongst the first women to qualify as a dentist.

She studied dental surgery, orthodontics and dental prosthetics. She was awarded the BDS degree in 1954, and completed her training in 1955.

During the 1940s, there was a shortage of trained dentists, and The London Dental School welcomed the University's decision to admit women on equal terms as men. More women entered dentistry, and made important contributions to the field.

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