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ADA Presidents Album


Doctor Wells, of Washington, D.C., became the eighty-first president of the Association at the 1943 meeting in Cincinnati. It was a business meeting only; the scientific session having been suspended for the duration of the war. After serving in the Navy Dental Corps from 1918 to 1925, Doctor Wells entered private practice in Brooklyn, New York. He served as vice president of the Dental Society of the State of New York and president of the International College of Dentists. During World War II, Doctor Wells, again on active duty as a naval officer, was the chief dental officer of the Selective Service System. He was promoted to rear admiral in 1954. Doctor Wells was the author of numerous articles in dental publications. He was born in 1895 and died in 1966.

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Content comprises text (a brief biography and historical highlights), facsimile of autograph and a photographic portrait for each ADA President from 1860 to 1977.