ADA Presidents Album
Doctor Mead, of Washington, D.C., became the eighty-third president of the Association at the 1946 meeting in Miami. A 1945 meeting of the House of Delegates in Omaha had been scheduled but was cancelled because of the war. Doctor Mead, an oral surgeon, served as president of the District of Columbia Dental Society in 1929. He was a professor of oral surgery at Georgetown University School of Dentistry. He founded the Mead Dental Hospital which operated in Washington from 1959 to 1966. Doctor Mead was the author of three textbooks: Oral Surgery, Diseases of the Mouth, and Anesthesia in Dental Surgery. He was born in Kansas in 1888 and died in 1973.
American Dental Association, "ADA President 1946-1947: Sterling Vernon Mead" (1977). ADA Presidents. 71.