Otto U. King, D.D.S., F.A.C.D.
Otto U. King, D.D.S., F.S.C.D. Dr King advocated for better dental education, preventative dentistry and free dental care for children. As member of Committee on Dentistry Council of National Defence, he mobilized dentists for WWI service to treat oral trauma inflicted by trench warfare. Promoted free care of recruits barred due to dental issues. Co-founded American College of Dentists 1920.
Huntington dentist Dr. Otto King was essential in leading the American Dental Association as it's first General Secretary and Editor, 1913-1927. He founded The Journal of the American Dental Association first published in this city by Whitelock Press. JADA facilitates the international exchange of dental research and professionalization of the field of dentistry.
Erected 2018 by Indiana Historical Bureau and the Huntington County Historical Society.
Location. 40° 52.883′ N, 85° 29.667′ W. Marker is in Huntington, Indiana, in Huntington County. Marker is on Jefferson Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 322 Jefferson Street, Huntington IN 46750, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of
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Credits. This page was last revised on January 11, 2019. This page originally submitted on January 9, 2019, by Willard McKinzie of Huntington, Indiana. This page has been viewed 47 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on January 9, 2019, by Willard McKinzie of Huntington, Indiana. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.