ADA Presidents Album
Doctor Laughlin, of Clarksburg, West Virginia, became the one-hundred-and-eighth president of the Association at the 1971 meeting in Atlantic City. The House of Delegates adopted an extensive set of guidelines for dentistry's position in a national health program. Doctor Laughlin, an orthodontist, served six years as a member of the Board of Trustees and eight years as a member of the House of Delegates. He also served the Association as a member and chairman of the Council on Dental Education. Doctor Laughlin was president of the West Virginia Dental Association, the West Virginia Orthodontic Society, the West Virginia Board of Dental Examiners, and the American Association of Dental Examiners. He was born in West Virginia in 1909.
American Dental Association, "ADA President 1971-1972: Carl A. Laughlin" (1977). ADA Presidents. 62.