ADA Presidents Album
Doctor Adams, of Boston, became the eighty-sixth president of the Association at the 1949 meeting in San Francisco. The House of Delegates, which consisted of 385 members in 1949, considered proposals to reduce its size, but voted against reduction. Doctor Adams, an orthodontist, was secretary of the Massachusetts Dental Society from 1929 to 1949. After serving in the Navy in World War I, in 1919 he began private practice and joined the staff of Tufts College Dental School, where he later became head of the orthodontics department. Doctor Adams served the American Dental Association for many years as a delegate and trustee. He was born in Maine in 1896 and died in 1973.
American Dental Association, "ADA President 1949-1950: Philip Edwin Adams" (1977). ADA Presidents. 3.