ADA Presidents Album
Doctor Conzett, of Dubuque, Iowa, became the fifty-seventh president of the Association at the 1919 meeting in New Orleans. In his presidential address, Doctor Conzett spoke of the "tremendous burden of responsibility" placed on the dental profession by the development of the concept of focal infection in medicine. Doctor Conzett was president of the Iowa State Dental Society in 1905. He served as chairman of the National Board of Dental Examiners for many years. He was active as a lecturer and clinician in dental study clubs and was the author of many articles in the dental literature. Doctor Conzett was active in the Research Commission of the American Dental Association and the Dental Educational Council of America. He was born in Iowa in 1866 and died in 1944.
American Dental Association, "ADA President 1919-1920: John Vander Bie Conzett" (1977). ADA Presidents. 26.