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Planned improvement, of the Harvard School of Dental Medicine may be postponed if the School cannot find more money.

Paul Goldhaber, who is completing his first year as dean of the School of Dental Medicine, said in a stewardship report to alumni and faculty, "We have come a long way in 12 months. . .unless we have adequate funds, we cannot continue to progress. Our plans have been made. But without substantially increased support from a variety of sources the school cannot fully implement these plans."

Dr. Goldhaber said that the school needs an increased endowment of $13 million to provide an annual income of $650,000.

The school's present endowment furnishes less than one-third of the current $2 million budget. The rest comes from government grants.

The plans for improvement call for a yearly budget of $4 million. Of the additional $2 million, $650,000 would have to come from private sources. Alumni have already given over $150,000 this year, Goldhaber said.

Plans for the Dental School's future include: doubling the size of the entering class, admitting more black students, completing the changeover to the new pre-doctoral program, expanding post-doctoral training in clinical specialties, and expanding the new program of continuing education.

During Dr Goldhaber's first year as dean, the School has:

* Increased the number of students in next year's entering class to 18, including three black students.

* Developed clinical areas of a new model curriculum to train dentists.

* Cooperated with the Harvard Medical School in the Health Careers Summer Program which will bring 50 minority group college students to Harvard for a summer training program before they enter medical or dental schools.

* Started a new continuing education program for practicing dentists.

* Joined several community health programs in which dental care is offered.

* Developed affiliations with Veterans Administration facilities in the Bos- ton area, which will be available for doctoral and post-doctoral training in dentistry.

* Received during the year two training grants totalling $711,280, payable over a five-year period, for graduate dentists who plan to teach

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