The Atlanta-Southern Dental College
MIE Atlanta-Southern Dental College is a combination of words which, to
the casual observer, means but little, but to the dental profession and peo¬
ple of the South, the full understanding of its true meaning brings a thrill
of gratification and a deep sense of satisfaction. To the dental profession, be¬
cause a combination of the two leading institutions for the teaching of dentistry
in the South, means that petty jealousies, rivalry and competition are eliminated
and that the ambition for a college that could more nearly realize the "ideal" is
With the faculty of the two former colleges, the dental and medical profession
of Atlanta, to draw from, a combination of teachers is available which may easily
be classed among the peers of faculties for professional schools.
The equipment selected from the two former colleges has been supplemented
in the various departments and an entirely new department of laboratory physi¬
ology has been opened which is but one of the various features which are to be
added each year in an effort to keep abreast the wonderful progress being achieved
in the dental science.
The joining of hands of the alumni of the two former institutions will have
its effect over the entire South, as it will harmonize their efforts in their various
localities for the uplift of their chosen profession.
To the people of the South it means a better educated dentist, both from the
literary and professional standpoint, to serve them.
It makes possible higher preliminary educational requirements for entrance,
a more thoroughly trained and more competent dentist being graduated.
Appreciating as they do the value of dental surgery and the meaning in con¬
nection with health and longevity, much is to be gained by this combination, and
hearty approval is being daily voiced.
We, the Class of 1918, feel that we are to be congratulated as being the first
to receive diplomas from this institution, and express our appreciation by say¬
ing that the value of the combination of Atlanta-Southern Dental College is kindly
appreciated, thoroughly approved and heartily endorsed, and bind ourselves uncon¬
ditionally to work hereafter for success so much deserved.