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Name Harris, Samuel
Othernames Samuel D. Harris
Places of residence Ukraine
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Detroit, Michigan
Education University of Michigan
Notes Among the first dentists in the US to concentrate his practice on children, he founded in 1927, the American Society of Dentistry for Children.
Dr. Harris' major philanthropic gift made possible the creation of a national museum for dentistry. The Samuel D. Harris National Museum of Dentistry was dedicated in June, 1996.
Occupation Pediatric Dentistry
Philanthropy
Publications Harris, Samuel D. "ASDC, American Society of Dentistry for Children : a history 1925-1968." Chicago: American Society of Dentistry for Children, 1970
Relationships He is the original benefactor of the United States National Museum of Dentistry in Baltimore, Maryland.
Role Dentist
Related Websites Chronicles of Outstanding Leaders in Dentistry

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Harris, Samuel - RL505

This DVD is volume 34 in a series called Outstanding Leaders in Dentistry, which explores leadership of people who have significantly contributed to dentistry. This is an interview with Samuel D. Harris, who talks about his life and career in dentistry. He is best known for being among the first dentists in the US to concentrate his practice on children, he founded in 1927, the American Society of Dentistry for Children. His success with this society in the US led to serving as a catalyst for the founding of similar societies around the world. These became the present International Association of Pediatric Dentistry. He discontinued his active children's dentistry practice after 54 years to

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0652.0092

This photo is a portrait of Samuel D. Harris from his chest up. He has a short, white mustache and is wearing a dark suit and stripped tie over a white shirt. His hair is short and graying on the sides.