ADA Presidents Album
Doctor Spalding, of St. Louis, was elected fifth president of the Association at the 1865 meeting in Chicago. One hundred and twenty-four members attended the meeting, representing 35 dental societies. In his presidential address, Doctor Spalding made recommendations for the improvement of dental education. He strongly favored the development of schools devoted exclusively to the education of dentists. He served on the Committee on Dental Pathology and Surgery. Doctor Spalding was one of the organizers of the Western Dental Society in 1851. He was born in Rhode Island in 1814 and died in 1896.
American Dental Association, "ADA President 1865-1866: Christopher Waterman Spalding" (1977). ADA Presidents. 99.