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S. W. Wherry, Ogden.


Fred W. Meakin, Salt Lake City.


J. Holmes Jackson, Burlington,


R. M. Chase, Bethel.


F. W. Stiff, Richmond,
J. G. King, Fredericksburg.


C. T. Womack, Martinsville.
A. H. Sprinkle, Staunton,


Manuel V. del Valle, San Juan,

Francisco Ponte, San Juan.

Albert L. Midgley, Providence.

Frank P. Duffy, River Point.

William B. Rogers, Providence.

M. W. Maloney, Providence.

L. P. Dotterer, Charleston,

No report. TENNESSEE Delegates

Arthur R. Melendy, Knoxville,

J. A. Dale. Nashville.

S. L. Rich, Nashville.

R. S. Henry, Chattanooga.

Bush Jones, Dallas.
G. Waller Staples, Dallas.


F. W. Hergert, Seattle.
George T. Williams, Seattle.


John W. Storer, Wheeling.
W. B. Conaway, Clarksburg.


S. Benton Langfitt, Parkersburg. Frank L. Wright, Wheeling.


E. A. Geilfuss, Milwaukee.
Charles A. Babcock, Milwaukee.
C. W. Hall, Milwaukee.
A. J. Dubois, Neenah.


W. W. Powell, Janesville.
T. G. McGrory, Kenosha.
F. E. Raiche, Marinette.
A. G. Fee, Superior.

S. C. Noble, Mineola.

J. P. Arnold, Houston.
L. A. Neil, Grand Saline.

R. H. Stuart, Waco.

H. J. Burkhart, '17, Batavia, N. Y.
J. P. Buckley, '17, Chicago, Ill.
Thomas P. Hinman, '17, Atlanta, Ga.
Clarence J. Grieves, '16, Baltimore, Md.
Waldo E. Boardman, '16, Boston, Mass.
Marcus L. Ward, '16, Ann Arbor, Mich.
Thomas B. Hartzell, '15, Minneapolis, Minn.
C. L. White, '15, Oklahoma, City, Okla.
S. W. Wherry, '15, Ogden, Utah.

*"The trustees shall be members of the House of Delegates without the right to vote." Constitution and By-Laws, Article V, Section 1.


Peter Appel, Jr., Cheyenne.

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Entered as second-class matter, March 22, 1915, at the Post Omice at Huntington, Indiana, under the

Act of August 24, 1912. Published Quarterly.

All contributions and correspondence should be addrest to the General Secretary,

OTTO L'. KING, D. D. S.,

Huntington, Indiana.

Subscription to The Journal of the National Dental Association included in the annual dues.

Subscription Price, for 1915, to non-members, living in all parts of l'nited States, Hawaiian Islands, the Philippines, Guam, Porto Rico, Cuba, Canal Zone and Mexico, $1.00. Canada, $1.10. To other foreign countries, $1.40.

The editor and publishers are not responsible for the views of authors exprest in these pages.

Vol. 2

AUGUST, 1915

No. 3



At the Annual Meeting of the National Dental Association held in Washington in 1912 a California delegation, headed by Dr. Frank L. Platt, extended an invitation to the Association to hold its 1915 meeting in San Francisco in conjunction with the PanamaPacific Dental Congress. This invitation was unanimously accepted.

Dr. Platt assured us that every provision would be made to make the Congress one of the greatest in dental history. He promised unequalled facilities for meetings, clinics, exhibits and hotel accom

modations. That the committee has more than fulfilled its promise is demonstrated by the excellent program arranged and by the reports from many different sources.

San Francisco will be the Mecca for all the scientific, civic, religious, fraternal, educational, industrial and professional associations. No less than eight hundred and twenty-two congresses, conventions and conferences will meet during the Exposition. To provide for the convenience and accommodation for these gatherings, San Francisco has built one of the greatest auditoriums in the World, the main hall seating 12,000 and numerous other halls seating from

500 to 1500 each. With such ac- The transportation committee commodations a great Congress of the National Dental Association can carry on all its many depart- and the Congress have arranged a ments and interests in the most number of very attractive routes satisfactory manner.

giving you an opportunity of travTo fully appreciate the scope of eling thru a country unequalled the Panama-Pacific Dental Con- for beauty and grandeur. gress, one has only to look at the There awaits you at the Golden official announcement of Con- Gate that hospitality which has gresses to see that the Dental Con- made California famous. gress will be one of the most im- Members from the North, South, portant. Every branch of our pro

East and Middle West, on to Frisfession will be given ample time to

co! present and consider its particular


President. Among the organizations making up the Congress are the Inter

THE JOURNAL OF THE NAnational Dental Federation, Na

TIONAL DENTAL ASSOCItional Association, National Asso

ATION. ciation of Dental Examiners, Assocation of Dental Faculties, Ameri

This issue of the Journal of the can Association of Orthodontists,

National Dental Association, is Delta Sigma Delta, Psi Omega, and Ti Psi Phi Fraternities, and the

the third copy under that title pub

lished; and the officers and comState Dental Societies of the Pacific Coast. Surely this Congress sociation, feel that they have put

mittees of the National Dental As. should appeal to every progressive

their hand to the plough and may dentist!

not turn back. The success of the The officers and committees in

worth thus far of publishing our charge of this great undertaking

own Journal and our own proceedhave labored hard for three years

ings is far greater than those who to make it a notable success. How

have carried on the work anticido you propose to help them?

pated. When the Secretary of the While distance and time may National Dental Association and prevent many from

from attending, acting editor began this work, it there is nothing to prevent you was with some misgivings, as to from becoming a member, in this the raising of the dues of the Naway our far west colleagues will be tional Dental Association; for it supported and encouraged and you takes money to properly publish will profit by the association and a scientific Journal. The Board the transactions.

of Trustees and the Journal ComYou know our profession has mittee, seeing the possibilities in not been standing still for the past this enterprise and realizing the year, wonderful developments have desirability of having our Journal taken place. You can not afford uniform from the first volume on, to drop behind.

decided to adopt the name Journal


of the National Dental Associa- ship make the fact known before tion, without waiting for the or- our national meetings or directly ganization of a Journal staff and to the editor of our Journal. Let the increase in dues.

This was

those who have discovered means made possible by the discovering

of palliating, preventing or elimithat our Secretary had the quali

nating the scourge of disease that ties of a first-class editor, as well

manifests itself in the mouth, as a good secretary, and the whole

make those discoveries known to Association is indebted to him for

our National Dental Association, the way in which he is carrying

that the facts may be published on the work. A man may have the

abroad to all the intelligent memorganizing ability of a Napolian, bers of our profession and the abiland the genius of a Franklin, but without the co-operation and sup

ity of our profession to serve hu

manity be correspondingly import of his associates, his efforts will be handicapped and defeated.

proved. Let those who by deft

ness of touch, and acuteness and This, therefore, is appeal to the members of the National precision of direction, have come

to perform such wonderful operaDental Association thruout the

tions upon congenial and acquired length and breadth of this broad

defects in the human mouth, anland to show their appreciation of the industrious efforts being put

nounce and describe their work to

our National Dental Association forth by our own Secretary by as

that the members of the professisting and supporting him loyally

sion may know on who to rely in at every point. We must remember that as a profession, bound to

referring patients for these deli

cate operations and that some may gether in a national organization

become stimulated to develop and owing and publishing the medium,

prepare themselves to do similar that records our efforts and activi

work. If this is done in these vaties, we are as a man born again;

rious activities of our profession, we have put off the swaddling

the Journal of the National Dental clothes of dependency and have ac

Association will become a record cepted the armour of responsibil

that no self respecting member of ity. Having accepted responsibility, it is the duty of every mem

the profession, or one whose mo

tive is service to his patients, can ber of the association, to in every

afford to be without. The responway possible, by loyalty, by service, by industrious effort, to sup

sibility is upon every member of ply to the National Dental Associ

our association to contribute to

wards this end. ation a careful and painstaking and sincere efforts extended in this

With our honest statement of our work and efforts

direction there will be no question to improve our service to human

of the scientific or social standing ity. Let him who has discovered a

of members of the profession. more ingenious and a less trying and tedious method of operative

HERBERT L. WHEELER, procedure, or prosthetic artisan- Chairman Journal Committee.





(Rochester, New York, Democrat and Chronicle, Wednesday, July 21, 1915.)


HEN the lights were dimmed in the assembly room of the Medical

Club last night and a picture of a great Dental Dispensary that Rochester is to have was projected upon a screen, a man in the audience, which was made of members of the Rochester Dental Society and city officials, exclaimed:

“This is the finest thing George Eastman has done for Rochester!”

And throughout the meeting of the Dental Society, in a dozen speeches, the thought was emphasized that the dispensary will be a priceless addition to the public institutions of the city.

The society and its guests met to hear an announcement of George Eastman's latest, and biggest, gift to the city, a Dental Dispensary in Main street east that is expected to be the finest institution of its kind in the world; a gift that, prospective endowment included, means an investment of $1,200,000.

Praise and Congratulation. It was nothing but bursts of praise and volleys of congratulations, that meeting of the Dental Society. The dentists, who have been behind the present dispensary through many hard years, came to hear Mr. Eastman's gift described, learn what it included; but the session

promptly resolved itself into an occasion for felicitous phrases. And the dentists were no less praised than the man who makes the great building possible.

Mayor Edgerton, J. Warrant Castleman, president of the School Board ; James P. B. Duffy and Howard A. Barrows, school commissioners; Sheriff Charles S. Owen, Charles E. Ogden, Dr. Montgomery E. Leary, superintendent of Iola Sanatorium and four Buffalo dentists told the members of the society that Mr. Eastman's gift would not now be possible without the years of work that had preceded that present unparalleled good fortune. Nor were Wil. liam Bausch and the late Captain Henry Lomb, who made the first dispensary possible, overlooked.

Dispensary of Broad Scope. The building, as announced by Dr. William W. Smith, will be three stories in height and cost about $300,000, fully equipped It will be provided with every convenience for advanced dental study and the furtherance of educational and research work. At the start about twenty chairs with competent operators will be provided. More will be added as the work progresses.

Provision will be made for performing all operations in oral surgery, and for surgical treatment

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