Making the American Mouth: Dentists and Public Health in the Twentieth Century

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Index
1918–1919 influenza pandemic, 38
acid reflux. See dyspepsia
activism, 8, 42, 134–138, 141–142, 176; of black dentists, 147–148, 152; and collective action, 152–153
advertising, 4, 9–10, 23, 32, 85, 87, 97–98, 175, 186n32
Africa, 77, 80, 81, 82, 83, 85
African Americans, 6–7, 44–45, 111, 113, 146–152, 163–174, 180
agriculture, 59–60, 69–70
alcohol, 46, 133, 197n36
Alinsky, Saul, 192n35
Allied Expeditionary Forces, 38
Aluminum Corporation of America, 121
American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, 2
American Academy of Dental Science, 46
American Association for Labor Legislation, 100
American Association of Orthodontists, 115
American Dental Assistants’ Association, 36, 67, 188n76
American Dental Association, 4, 7, 9, 10, 52, 63, 66, 146, 147, 159, 176, 184; and dental insurance, 100, 105, 114, 143, 147, 154; and fluoride, 122–123, 136, 139; racial segregation of, 142, 146, 150–152
American dentistry, 72–74, 77–80, 141; and business practices, 3, 9, 81–83, 98; and colonialism, 88–92, 98; international acclaim of, 77–78, 84–87, 175–178; and social status of dentists, 84
American Federation of Teachers, xi—xii, 209n19
American Home Economics Association, 50
American Idol (TV show), 175
Americanization: of immigrants, 14–15, 17, 22–23, 27, 34–35, 37–38, 50, 61–62, 178 (see also assimilation of immigrants); of Native Hawai’ians, 94–98
American Medical Association, 5–6, 100, 105, 108, 147, 201n16
Americans: attitudes toward work, 91–92, 110–111; dental health habits of, 14, 19, 39–41, 111–112, 128–129; genetic heritage of, 44, 47–48, 65; poor dental health of, 2, 41–42, 48, 54, 79, 98; reputation for good dental health of, 2, 39–41, 175–178
American Samoa, 67, 76
American social and economic systems, 70, 128–129, 156, 168, 170, 172–174, 208n4
anesthesia, 3, 4, 144, 197n36
Angier, Natalie, 179
Ann Arbor (Mich.), 162
anti-Communism. See Communism
anti-Semitism. See Jews
antisepsis, 3, 80
appearance, 2, 9, 14, 25–27, 74, 87, 89, 91, 106–107, 118, 120–126, 158–174; and race, 161–174; and self-worth, 18–19, 106–107, 125, 159–160, 178–179
appetite, 59–64
apprenticeship, 5–7, 43, 80
Armour & Co., 102, 104
Asgis, Alfred, 112, 114, 115, 202n46
Asians. See Chinese; Filipinos; Indians, Asian; Japanese
assimilation of immigrants, 11, 18, 191– 192n34,192n35. See also Americanization
assistants, dental. See dental assistants
Ast, David, 123
atavism. See degeneracy
Atlanta Journal and Constitution (newspaper), 171
Austin Powers (film series), 177–178
Australia, 68, 85
baby boom, 131, 143, 159
bacteriology, 3, 24, 49, 80

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