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Name Shira, Robert
Othernames Robert Bruce Shira
Places of residence Butler, Pennsylvania
Dewey, Oklahoma
Pawhuska, Oklahoma
Boston, Massachusetts
Washington, D.C.
Silver Spring, Maryland
Education D.D.S., Kansas City Western Dental College
Notes Supposedly taught himself dental surgery while commanding an undermanned garrison in the Panama Canal Region during World War II.
Occupation Military Dentistry
Dental Education
Oral Surgery
Titles & honors Chief of the United States Army Dental Corps, 1967-1971
Dean, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, 1971-1979
Oral Surgery Award, Gies Foundation, 1974
President, American Dental Association, 1975-1976
The Thomas P. Hinman Achievement Award, 1976
Senior Vice-President and Provost, Tufts University
President, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
President, Pierre Fauchard Academy
Editor, Journal of Oral Surgery, 1967-1993
Distinguished Service Medal, United States of America Armed Forces
Legion of Merit with Two Oak-Leaf Clusters
Army Commendation Medal
American Campaign Medal
World War II Victory Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Publications Shira, Robert B. "Surgical correction of open bite deformities by oblique sliding osteotomy." Washington, D.C., 1961
Shira, Robert B. "Oral surgery: syllabus." Washington, D. C., U. S. Army Institute of Dental Research, 1963.
Role Dentist
Related Websites Chronicles of Outstanding Leaders in Dentistry
Robert Shira Memorium
Robert Shira Biography

Associated Records

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Shira, Robert - RL488

This DVD is volume 18 in a series called Outstanding Leaders in Dentistry, which explores leadership of people who have significantly contributed to dentistry. This is an interview with Robert Shira, who talks about his life and career in dentistry. He is best known for distinguished oral surgeon, former Chief of the US Army Dental Corps (Major General), teacher, Dean of Tufts University Dental School, and past president of the ADA. The interview was conducted on June 12, 1995 and republished on DVD around 2004. Runtime- 1:31:28