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List of notable or famous dentists from the United States, with bios and photos, including the top dentists born in the United States and even some popular dentists who immigrated to the United States. If you're trying to find out the names of famous American dentists then this list is the perfect resource for you. These dentists are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known dentist from the United States is included when available.

List people range from Frank Abbott to Edward Maynard.

This historic dentists from the United States list can help answer the questions "Who are some American dentists of note?" and "Who are the most famous dentists from the United States?" These prominent dentists of the United States may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected American dentists.

Use this list of renowned American dentists to discover some new dentists that you aren't familiar with. Don't forget to share this list by clicking one of the social media icons at the top or bottom of the page. (100 items)
Adalbert J. Volck is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Dentists from the United States
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Adalbert J. Volck was a dentist, political cartoonist, and caricaturist born in Bavaria. He was known for supporting the Confederacy during the American Civil War, doing so through his political cartoons, smuggling items for the Confederate army, and personally assisting President Jefferson Davis by ...more

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Age: Died at 84 (1828-1912)

Birthplace: Bavaria, Germany

Profession: Dentist

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Age: 65

Profession: Dentist

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Alfred Fones


Alfred Civilion Fones was an American dentist from Bridgeport, Connecticut, who has been called the founder of the profession of dental hygiene, starting in 1906. Fones created the name "dental hygienist" and in 1913 established the first school of dental hygiene. Fone's father was also a practicing ...more

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Age: Died at 69 (1869-1938)

Birthplace: Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States of America

Profession: Dentist

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Alfred P. Southwick


Dr. Alfred P. Southwick, was a steam-boat engineer, dentist and inventor from Buffalo, New York. He is credited with inventing the first electric chair as a method of legal execution. ...more

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Age: Died at 72 (1826-1898)

Profession: Dentist