Sumter Smith Arnim, DDS, PhD (1904-1990): A Pioneer in Preventive Dentistry

@article{Christen1995SumterSA,
  title={Sumter Smith Arnim, DDS, PhD (1904-1990): A Pioneer in Preventive Dentistry},
  author={Arden G. Christen},
  journal={Journal of Dental Research},
  year={1995},
  volume={74},
  pages={1630 - 1635}
}
  • A. Christen
  • Published 1 October 1995
  • Medicine
  • Journal of Dental Research
This article reviews the life story and contributions of Sumter Smith Arnim (1904-1990), a noted author, lecturer, teacher, and researcher in preventive dentistry. Following in the footsteps of Levi Spear Parmly, MD, DDS (1790-1859), and Charles C. Bass, MD (1875-1975), Arnim developed and popularized a wide range of preventive concepts and practices, especially dental plaque control via mechanical means. Today, these innovative ideas and techniques continue to have an impact on oral health… 

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