This collection contains the papers of Dr. Clifton O. Dummett (1919-2011), an African-American pioneer in the field of dentistry
and a professor at the University of Southern California. Much of the collection consists of issues of publications reflecting
the research, career, and community involvement of Dummett from the 1940s to the early 2000s.
Dr. Clifton Orrin Dummett (1919-2011) was an African-American pioneer in the field of dentistry and a professor at the University
of Southern California. He was born in British Guyana in 1919 and studied at Howard University before receiving a B.S. from
Roosevelt University in Chicago. Dummett went on to receive a D.D.S. from Northwestern University in 1941, an M.Sc.D. in periodontics
from Northwestern University, and a Masters in Public Health from the University of Michigan in 1947. He was the first African-American
dentist to receive a master's degree in public health.
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