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Oregon Health & Science University

Table of Contents

Biographical Information; Dental Education; Private Practice/Part-Time Faculty Member; History of Dentistry Course; History of Dentistry Chronology; History of Dentistry in Oregon; Centennial Celebration (1898-1998); Department Chair Positions; Teaching/Research; Curriculum Development and Change; Student Clinical Rotations; Dean Harold J. Noyes; Dean Louis G. Terkla; Becoming a University; Women and Minority Students; Search for Dean/Dean Henry Van Hassel; Town-Gown Relationships; Alumni Association; History Room; Space/Buildings; Reputation of School of Dentistry; Research/Grant Funding; Organizational Culture; Information Technology; Thoughts on Career; Historical Photographs, Artifacts


Clarke talks about his dental education at University of Oregon Dental School from 1957 to 1961 and his experiences on the Dental School faculty during the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s. He recalls his memories of Deans Harold J. Noyes, Louis G. Terkla, and Henry Van Hassel. He reviews the history of the Dental School from its earliest years, the history of dentistry in Oregon, and the history of dentistry in general, displaying many dental artifacts, instruments and photos during the interview. His special interest is the history of dentistry and he taught a history course for many years.


Transcript of oral history interview with J. Henry Clarks, conducted on January 30, 1998 by Joan Ash.


OHSU Oral History Project




School of Dentistry


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