By Miriam Simons Leuck, of the Research Staff of the Committee on the Study of Dental Practice of the American Dental Association. Statistical Adviser: Charles A. R. Wardwell, Assistant Professor of Statistics and Finance, Northwestern University. Publications of the Committee on the Study of Dental Practice of the American Dental Association, No. 4. Paper. Price, $1.50. Pp. 179. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1932.
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This publication of the Committee on the Costs of Medical Care presents an analysis of clinics for the care of the teeth in association with hospitals, industries, schools and dental schools. Most of the information contained was developed by the questionnaire method. It is recognized that dentists in private practice are confronted with the same problems that concern physicians so far as relates to the operation of dental clinics. Because the information developed is rather inadequate, the book serves largely merely to indicate the nature of the problem and its extent without offering opportunity for definite conclusions. Apparently there are 1,933 dentists employed in various dental clinics. They work for salaries, although in large clinics much of the service is donated by volunteers. Most dental clinics are, of course, located in metropolitan centers. In these clinics there is an additional thousand employees who are not trained as dentists but who
A Further Study of Dental Clinics in the United States.. JAMA. 1933;100(25):2043. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740250065039