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E r r o r in S ta tem ent on W o r k P e r fo r m e d by N avy D en tists In reporting the remarks of Gapt. Robert S. Davis, Chief of the N avy D ental Corps, at the open meeting of the W ar Service Committee of the Am er ican D ental Association, the following statement was attributed to him : “ It m ay be interesting for you to know that, at a training station not far from here, there are some 250 dental officers inserting about 60,000 permanent dentures each month.” Obviously, the word dentures is in correct and should be replaced by the word restorations so that the phrase would read “ some 250 dental officers inserting about 60,000 permanent res torations each month.”
D ir e c t o r o f C h in ese D ental P rogram A tten d s A nnual M e etin g D avid S. K . D ai, Chengtu, China, director of the dental public health pro gram for the Chinese government in Chungking, attended the Annual M eet ing of the Am erican D ental Association in Cincinnati to seek consultation on the development of a m odem dental program for China. D r. D ai sought advice in planning the different types of state- dental service, in determining the need for dental personnel and equip ment, in allocating funds for providing an extended dental service to the C h i nese people and in obtaining trained personnel to train more Chinese den tists. 3 0 0 d e n t i s t s . — “ There are fewer than 300 trained dentists in China today,” Dr. D a i said, “ and they are called upon to serve a population of more than 400,000,000. Whereas the American
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dentist is called upon to serve approxi mately 2,500 of population, we in China have more than 1,000,000 of the popu lation for every trained practitioner. “ Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek is in tensely interested in the public health program. W e are trying to plan a sound one for the peace which will come some day, but to do so means we must have advice, equipment and personnel. W e hope that Am erican dentistry, which is the finest in the world, will help us fill that need.” Dr. D ai, who has served as a colonel in the Chinese Arm y M edical Corps, was educated at West China Union University and has studied in this coun try for two years. H e w ill return to China this month, traveling to Chung king by way of India and completing the journey by air.
C o rrectio n s M ade in R e p o r t on A nnual M e et in g in C incinnati In reporting the election of Henry Hicks, Greenwich, Conn., as Trustee of the First District, it was stated* that he held the minority of a 13 to 5 count in the district’s votes. This vote should have been stated as 13 to 9. T h e following corrections should be made in the list of committee appoint ments published in the same issue: Appointed to the Membership Com mittee are L . C . Hemsworth, T . L. Stangebye and C . J. H ollister; Council on Dental Therapeutics, Thom as J. Hill, M ilan A . Logan, H. Berton M cCauley and Charles Sheard; Am erican Red Cross, George A . C o lem an ; Dental M u seum, Grant V a n Huysen, H. L . Bunker and J. Hi Birkett; Pan Am erican Rela tions Committee, Daniel F . Lynch, Spen cer R. Atkinson, Stanley D . Tylm an, Fernando Sacassa, C lau d e R. Wood, C. J. Caraballo, W. T . Foster, John W. Ross, Ralph H. Brodsky and Don J. Aubertine. *J.A.D.A., 30:1627, October 15, 1943.