ADA Presidents Album
Doctor Fillebrown, of Boston, was elected thirty-fifth president of the Association at the 1897 meeting at Old Point Comfort, Virginia. This was a joint meeting of the American Dental Association and the Southern Dental Association, the purpose of which was to plan a merger of the two associations. Doctor Fillebrown, dentist and physician, was a professor of operative dentistry and oral surgery at the Harvard University dental school for 21 years. Author of Textbook on Operative Dentistry, he wrote extensively for dental journals on such subjects as oral surgery, cleft lip, cleft palate, hypnosis, anesthesia, the physiology of speech, and operative dentistry. He served as president of the Maine State Dental Association. He was born in Maine in 1836 and died in 1908.
American Dental Association, "ADA President 1897-1898: Thomas Fillebrown" (1977). ADA Presidents. 35.