Charleston Dental Association Records


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The Charleston Dental Association was first organized in December 1867 at the office of Dr. J. B. Patrick, Sr. on Society Street in Charleston “for the advancement of our Profession and to engender …good fellowship.” The first dental association in the state, the group met monthly to demonstrate new techniques, discuss current practices and socialize.

The collection contains one folder of correspondence, one folder with multiple installments of the history of the association as written by Dr. Robert Atmar Smith, one folder of rough minutes and financial reports, and one folder of draft resolutions. The collection also includes five volumes of bound minutes, covering 1867 to 1924 (with gaps).