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.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public Work • Education • Science & Medicine.
Location. 40° 52.883′ N, 85° 29.667′
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Huntington County War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Ex Parte Milligan (within shouting distance of this marker); In Memory of Huntington County Boys, who lost their lives in the World War. (within shouting distance of this marker); The Huntington County Courthouse (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Samuel Huntington (about 300 feet away); James Danforth Quayle (about 400 feet away); Canal Landing on Washington Street / Jefferson Park Mall (about 600 feet away); Huntington's Ford and First Bridge / Huntington's Buildings Over the River (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Huntington.
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 7, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 9, 2019, by Willard McKinzie of Huntington, Indiana. This page has been viewed 134 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on January 9, 2019, by Willard McKinzie of Huntington, Indiana. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.