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[[image - black & white photograph of members of National Dental Association; photo spans two pages.]] [[image - black & white inset photograph of Dr. Robert Smith]] [[caption]]Dr. Robert L. Smith, President[[/caption]] SOME REASONS WHY EVERY BLACK DENTIST IN AMERICA SHOULD SUPPORT AND BE ACTIVE MEMBERS OF THE NATIONAL DENTAL ASSOCIATION. The National Dental Association is properly concerned with and involved in all the problems of the dental profession in America, and all of those areas that have not yet developed into obvious problems. Its objectives are to keep Negro dentists abreast of scientific advancements made in the profession, and to carry better health services to our patients and the general public. It is the organization of which a black can become an official or member of any committee or office up to the Presidency. It is heart warming to see so many brothers putting on a room full of table clinics. It is also gratifying to see so many of us being presented golf trophies at our dinners and banquets. In this organization there is a "togetherness", a racial solidarity which does not exist in most organizations. We encourage membership in ADA and we have a very fruitful liaison committee working between NDA and ADA. Thanks for that, but we need NDA and NDA needs us. It is no harm to carry membership in both organizations which is so nice, but by all means, keep that membership paid up in NDA, an organization where you are first in exhibiting all of your talents and abilities. Therefore, please send your dues of $50.00 to your local or state society immediately!!!
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