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ADA Presidents Album


Doctor Dewey, of New York City, became the sixty-ninth president of the Association at the 1931 meeting in Memphis. In that year the Association established its headquarters at 212 East Superior Street in Chicago. Doctor Dewey was an orthodontist and a physician. He served as professor of orthodontics at the Kansas City Dental School, University of Iowa Dental Department, Chicago Dental College and the New York College of Dental and Oral Surgery. He gained wide recognition as an outstanding teacher, debater, public speaker, and writer on dental subjects. He was the editor of the International Journal of Orthodontia for 17 years. Doctor Dewey was the author of several textbooks including Practical Orthodontics and Dental Anatomy. He was born in Kansas in 1881 and died in 1933.

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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.