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Famous Female Dentists

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List of famous female dentists, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest female dentists list contains the most prominent and top females known for being dentists. There are thousand of females working as dentists in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic dentists have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a female aspiring to be a dentist then the people below should give you inspiration.

This list is made up of people like Badri Teymourtash and Tuhama Mahmoud Ma'rouf.

While this isn't a list of all female dentists, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous female dentists?" and "Who are the best female dentists?"
  • Lucy Hobbs Taylor
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    Lucy Hobbs Taylor (March 14, 1833 – October 3, 1910) was a school teacher and a dentist, known for being the first American woman to graduate from dental school (Ohio College of Dental Surgery in 1866). She was originally denied admittance to the Eclectic Medical College in Cincinnati, Ohio due to her gender. Due to this, a professor in the college agreed to tutor her and encouraged her to practice dentistry. Once again, she applied to a dentistry school, this time Ohio College of Dentistry. Unfortunately, she was once again refused admittance due to her gender. From there, a college graduate agreed to tutor her, allowing her to continue her studies towards dentistry. In 1861, she decided... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: Dec. at 77 (1833-1910)
    • Birthplace: Constable, New York
  • Bessica Faith Raiche née Medlar, known as Bessie Raiche, (April 1875 – 11 April 1932) was a businesswoman, dentist, and physician. Raiche was the first woman in the United States accredited with flying solo in an airplane. Her accomplishment, although dimmed by the existence of another flight by a US female earlier in the month, is impressive because she had received no flight instruction or experience prior to her flight.... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: Dec. at 57 (1875-1932)
    • Birthplace: Wisconsin
  • Annie Elizabeth Delany
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    Annie Elizabeth "Bessie" Delany (3 September 1891 – 25 September 1995) was an American civil rights pioneer who was the subject, along with her elder sister Sarah "Sadie" Delany, of The New York Times bestselling oral history, Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years, written by journalist Amy Hill Hearth. Delany earned a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from Columbia University in 1923. She was the second black woman licensed to practice dentistry in New York State, and became famous, with the publication of the book, when she was aged 101.... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: Dec. at 104 (1891-1995)
    • Birthplace: Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Monica Frazier Anderson
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    Monica "Dr. mOe" Frazier Anderson, D.D.S., D.B.A. (born October 16, 1962) is an American bestselling author, journalist, motivational speaker, podcaster, and Doctor of Dental Surgery.... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: 57
    • Birthplace: Houston, Texas