At all dental and medical meetings in the past the subject of education has had an airing; the methods of earlier days recalled and criticised and the work of specially gifted men extolled. These educational talks were no doubt sometimes tiresome and often interesting, for each speaker thought he knew what the word "education" meant. While professional, cultured and business men will differ widely in their views on the subject, the public has a belief that the man or woman that has the ability to do work easily, skilfully and satisfactorily is in his calling educated, and it is of little moment to the public whether the man or woman is highly educated or the reverse. What the public wants and seeks of the professional man and day-workman alike is the ability to do well and at a reasonable price the service required.
While it is my belief that dentistry
McMANUS J. DENTAL EDUCATION AND THE PUBLIC.. JAMA. 1908;L(1):10–15. doi:10.1001/jama.1908.25310270010002a