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May 14, 1898


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JAMA. 1898;XXX(20):1167-1168. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.72440720031001k

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There is a sentiment abroad that some dental schools have not the equipment of faculties and instructors that they should have. It is a prerequisite for admission to the National Association of Dental Faculties, that the applicant shall have the endorsement of the board of dental examiners of the State in which it is located; and it is the rule of the National Association of Dental Examiners that an application for recognition by that body must come from a member of the Association of Dental Faculties.

"Dental schools are not being formed now from an educational necessity. Two impulses control this matter: 1, personal ambition to have a position in and be connected with a dental school, for the prominence it is supposed to give; and 2, a purely commercial spirit on the part of medical schools. Over 60 per cent, of our schools are appendages to medical institutions; and

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