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NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF DENTAL EXAMINEES.
The third regular meeting of the National Association of Dental Examiners was held in Tulane Hall, New Orleans, on Tuesday, March 31, 1885.
The State boards of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Georgia, Louisiana, South Carolina, Kentucky, Mississippi, and Maryland were represented by the following gentlemen:
J. Taft and H. A. Smith, of Ohio; S. T. Kirk, of Indiana; A. W. Harlan and Geo. H. Cushing, of Illinois; J. A. Kobinson and A. T. Metcalf, of Michigan; G. W. McElhaney and J. H. Coyle, of Georgia; J. S. Knapp, L. A. Thurber, O. Salomon, and J. E. Walker, of Louisiana; G. F. S. Wright, of South Carolina; A. O. Kawls, of Kentucky; A. A. Dillehay, E. J. Miller, W. T. Martin, and W. H. Marshall, of Mississippi; Eichard Grady, of Maryland.
The greatest harmony prevailed in their deliberations, and after the fullest consideration the following resolutions were adopted:
Resolved, That this association recommends to all State boards of examiners that registration should be made with both the examining boards and the clerks of the county courts.
Resolved, That this association thinks that all examinations of candidates by State boards should be conducted principally in writing, and that a record of such examinations should be kept by the secretaries of the boards.
Resolved, That, in the opinion of this association, a diploma from a reputable dental college should be considered as the only evidence of qualification for those who seek in the future to enter the dental profession, and that we recommend to all State boards to secure, at the earliest practicable moment, the amendment of existing laws so as to attain this end.
Resolved, That the appropriation, by any person, of any title or appellation to which he is not justly entitled and by which deception and fraud may be practiced is, in the opinion of this association, highly reprehensible, and should be prohibited by legal enactment.
Resolved, That this association deems it undesirable that State examining boards should be composed of gentlemen serving as professors in dental colleges, and recommends to the appointing powers of all States that, so far as may be possible, the places of such professors, when their terms of office expire, be filled by those not holding such positions.
The association adjourned to meet in Minneapolis on the first Tuesday in August, 1885.
Geo. H. Cushing, Secretary.
VERMONT STATE DENTAL SOCIETY. The ninth annual meeting of the Vermont State Dental Society was held at the Van Ness House, Burlington, March 18 and 20,1885. The following officers were chosen for the ensuing year: G. H. Swift, president; E. W. Warner, first vice-president; W. H. Wright, second vice-president; T. Mound, secretary; James Lewis, treasurer; C. F. Lewis, W. S. Curtis, and J. P. Parker, executive committee.
The next meeting will be held at Bellows Falls, on the third Wednesday in March, 1886.
T. Mound, Secretary, Eutland, Vermont.
CHICAGO DENTAL SOCIETY.
The annual meeting of the Chicago Dental Society was held on Tuesday evening, April 7, 1885, at which the following officers were elected for the ensuing year:
C. F. Matteson, president; Gr. W. Nichols, first vice-president; W. A. Stevens, second vice-president; A. W. Hoyt, recording secretary; P. J. Kester, corresponding secretary; B. D. Swain, treasurer; J. H. Wooley, librarian.
P. J. Kester, Corresponding Secretary,
628 West Lake street, Chicago, 111.
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF DENTAL FACULTIES. The second meeting of the National Association of Dental Faculties will be held in Chicago, commencing Friday, July 31, 1885. By order of the executive committee.
C. NT. Peirce, President.
INDIANA STATE DENTAL ASSOCIATION. The twenty-seventh annual meeting of the Indiana State Dental Association will be held at Lake Maxinkuckee, commencing Tuesday, June 30,1885. The State Board of Dental Examiners will also meet at the same time and place.
E. W. Yan Valzah, Secretary,
Terre Haute, Ind.
DENTAL SOCIETY OF THE STATE OF NEW YOBK.
The Dental Society of the State of New York will meet at Albany, 1ST. Y., on Wednesday and Thursday, May 13 and 14, 1885.
The Board of Censors will meet at the same place May 12, for the purpose of examining applicants for the degree of Master of Dental Surgery (M.D.S.) For information as to the requirements of the board, application should be made to Dr. N. W. Kingsley, chairman, 25 West Twenty-seventh street, New York, or to Dr. Frank French, Eochester, N. Y.
J. Edw. Line, Secretary, Eochester, N. Y.
NOETH 0AK0LDTA STATE DENTAL ASSOCIATION. The eleventh annual meeting of the North Carolina State Dental Association will be held in the city of Charlotte, commencing the first Tuesday in June, 1885, and continuing three days.
A cordial invitation is extended to members of the profession in this and adjoining States to be present.
Thomas M. Hunter, Secretary,
Fayetteville, N". C.
MASSACHUSETTS AND CONNECTICUT VALLEY DENTAL SOCIETIES.
A union meeting of the Massachusetts and Connecticut Yalley Dental Societies will be held at Worcester, Mass., on the 24th and 25th of June, 1885.
Details may be looked for in a later notice.
C. T. Stockwell, Springfield, Mass.
BOSTON DENTAL COLLEGE.
The eighteenth annual commencement of the Boston Dental College was held at Memorial Hall, Boston, Mass., on Wednesday, April 1, 1885, at 7.30 p. M.
The annual address was delivered by Eev. Francis B. Hornbrooke, and the valedictory by Frank W. Kyes, D.D.S.
The number of matriculates for the session was thirty-nine.
The degree of D.D.S. was conferred on the following graduates by the president of the college, I. J. Wetherbee, D.D.S.:
Edwin Oscar Blanchard.
Eugene M. Brown Massachusetts.
Prank Herman Clock...Massachusetts.
Herbert D. Currie New Brunswick
Elmer Ellsworth Eddy.Vermont.
Edmund G. Flint Massachusetts.
Charles Aaron Fox Massachusetts.
George E. Hathorne Maine.
Charles E. Helah Maine.
George H. Hoadley Vermont.
Harvey Martelle Kirk...Ohio.
Frank Winslow Kyes...New Hampshire
Charles A. Leslie Massachusetts.
Fred Harris Metcalf Vermont.
Fred Carville Merrill...Massachusetts.
Joseph A. Moriarty Massachusetts.
C. F. A. Pagenstecher..West Indies.
James Earle Pease Massachusetts.
Charles B. Pierce Massachusetts.
Freidol S. Putnam New Hampshire
William K. Sawyer Massachusetts.
Cyrus Tyler Sherman...Massachusetts.
William H. Spencer New York.
Oscar Herbert Stevens...Massachusetts.
CHICAGO COLLEGE OF DENTAL SUKGEKY. The third annual commencement exercises of the Chicago College of Dental Surgery took place at Hershey Music Hall, Chicago, 111., on Friday evening, March 27, 1885, at 7.30 o'clock. The address to Tol. Xxvii.—20.
the graduates was delivered by Prof. W. T. Belfield, M.D. j the valedictory by J. E. Hinkins, D.D.S.
The number of matriculates for the course of 1884-5 was sixtytwo.
The degree of D.D.S. was conferred on the following members of the senior class by Dr. J. A. Swasey, president of the board of directors:
H. Austin Armitage, M.D....England.
Edward Everett Cady Illinois.
Warren Cary, M.D Illinois.
Jesse Austin Dunn Illinois.
Astor Gerard Gray Illinois.
Budolph Theodore Hasselriis. Denmark.
Joseph Hickey Dakota.
John Edward Hinkins Illinois.
A. Melville Hudson Canada.
Charles N. Johnson, L.D.S-.Ontario.
The honorary degree of D.D.S. was conferred upon Dr. E. B. Call, of Peoria, 111.
William J. Johnson, M.D....Illinois.
Edmund Lam pert Illinois.
Asa Holt Lane Illinois.
Charles William Lewis Illinois.
Archibald S. McCandless Illinois.
Joseph Donahey Moody Illinois.
Amos Jedd Nichols Illinois.
Charles Putnam Pruyn Illinois.
Joseph J.\Reed Illinois.
Charles Henry Wachter Maryland.
George W. Whitefleld Illinois.
KANSAS DENTAL LAW.
The following is the text of an "Act to regulate the practice of dentistry and punish violators thereof," which has recently passed the Legislature of the State of Kansas and become a law:
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:
Section 1. That it shall he unlawful for any person to practice, or attempt to practice, dentistry or dental surgery in the State of Kansas, without having first received a diploma from the faculty of some reputable dental college, school, or university department, duly authorized by the laws of this State or some other of the United States, or by the laws of some foreign government, and in which college, school, or university department there was, at the time of the issuance of such diploma, annually delivered a full course of lectures and instructions in dentistry or dental surgery: Provided; That nothing in section 1 of this act shall apply to any person engaged in the practice of dentistry or dental surgery in this State at the time of the passage of this act, except as hereinafter provided: And provided further, That nothing in this act shall be so construed as to prevent physicians, surgeons, or others from extracting teeth.
Sec. 2. A board of examiners, consisting of four practicing dentists, residents of this State, is hereby created, who shall have authority to issue certificates to persons in the practice of dentistry or dental surgery in the State at the time of the passage of this act, and also to decide upon the validity of such diplomas as may be subsequently presented for registration, as hereinafter provided.
Sec. 3. The members of said board shall be appointed by the Governor, and shall serve for a term of four years, excepting that the members of the board first appointed shall hold their offices as follows: Two for two and two for four years respectively, and until their successors are duly appointed. In case of vacancy occurring in said hoard, such vacancy shall be filled by appointment by the Governor.
Sec. 4. Said board shall keep a record, in which shall be registered the names and residences or places of business of all persons authorized under this act to practice dentistry or dental surgery in this State. It shall elect one of its members president and one secretary thereof, and it shall meet at least once in each year, and as much oftener and at such times and places as it may deem necessary. A majority of the members of said board shall constitute a quorum, and the proceedings thereof shall be at all times open for public inspection.
Sec. 5. Every person engaged in the practice of dentistry or dental surgery within this State at the time of the passage of this act shall, within six months thereafter, cause his or her name and residence and place of business to be registered with said board of examiners, upon which said board shall issue to such person a certificate duly signed by a majority of the members of said board, and which certificate shall entitle the person to whom it is issued to all the rights and privileges set forth in section 1 of this act.
Sec. 6. Any person desiring to commence the practice of dentistry or dental surgery within this State after the passage of this act shall, before commencing such practice, file for record in a book kept for such purpose with said board of examiners his or her diploma, or a duly authenticated copy thereof, the validity of which said board shall have power to determine. If accepted, said board shall issue to the person holding such diploma a certificate duly signed by all or a majority of the members of said board, and which certificate shall entitle the person to whom it is issued to all the rights and privileges set forth in section 1 of this act.
Sec. 7. To provide for the proper and effective enforcement of this act, said board of examiners shall be entitled to the following fees, to wit: For each certificate issued to persons engaged in practice in this State at the time of the passage of this act, the sum of three dollars. For each certificate issued to persons not engaged in the practice of dentistry in the State at the time of the passage of this act, the sum of ten dollars.
Sec. 8. The members of said board shall each receive the compensation of five dollars per day for each day actually engaged in the duties of their office, which, together with all other legitimate expenses incurred in the performance of such duties, shall be paid from fees received by the board under the provisions of this act, and no part of the expenses of said board shall at any time be paid out of the State treasury. All moneys in excess of said per diem allowance, and other expenses, shall be held by the secretary of said board as a special fund for meeting the expenses of said board, he giving such bond as the board shall from time to time direct, and such board shall make an annual report of its proceedings to the Governor by the fifteenth day of December of each year, together with an account of all moneys received and disbursed by them in pursuance of this act.
Sec. 9. Any person who shall violate this act by practicing or attempting to practice dentistry within the State without first complying with the provisions of this act, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof shall be fined in a sum not less than ten dollars nor more than one hundred dollars.
Sec. 10. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its publication in the statutes.