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Okemos in Ingham County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Michigan Dental Association

 
 
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By J.T. Lambrou, June 4, 2021
1. Michigan Dental Association Marker
Inscription.  The Michigan Dental Association was organized on January 8, 1856, by fourteen dentists who met in Detroit at the office of Hiram Benedict and Lorain Christopher Whiting. According to the American Dental Association, it was the first state dental society in the country. At this meeting the dentists established bylaws and membership qualifications. “One must be twenty-one, a practicing member of the profession, possess `a good English education,’ and have unexceptionable moral character.” In the 1860s and 1870s the association advocated a dental school in the state. At this time few dentists received formal training. In 1875, after almost twenty years of effort, the state legislature appropriated money to establish a dental school at the University of Michigan.
 
Erected 1989 by Bureau of History, Michigan Department of State. (Marker Number L1640.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationScience & Medicine. In addition, it is included in the Michigan Historical Commission series list. A significant historical date for this entry is January 8, 1856.
 
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By J.T. Lambrou, June 4, 2021
2. Michigan Dental Association Marker
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42° 41.213′ N, 84° 25.988′ W. Marker is in Okemos, Michigan, in Ingham County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Okemos Road and Jolly Oak Road. Located in the rear of the building near the entrance. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3657 Okemos Rd, Okemos MI 48864, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ingham County Home Cemetery (approx. 1.2 miles away); Chief Okemos (approx. 1.7 miles away); Chief Okemos / Okemos Village (approx. 2.1 miles away); Travel in the 1800s (approx. 3.1 miles away); Star Windmill (approx. 3.1 miles away); The Farmstead (approx. 3.1 miles away); Education and Faith (approx. 3.1 miles away); Commerce (approx. 3.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Okemos.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 6, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 5, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. This page has been viewed 32 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 5, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.

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