The National Association of SDA Dentists

The only denominationally oriented dental organization to be recognized by the American Dental Association. Its organizational meeting was held at Grand Ledge, Michigan, on Aug. 15, 1943. NASDAD’s development was led by Dr. J. R. Mitchell and Dr. M. Webster Prince, who with 11 other dentists formed the charter membership. After its development it soon became obvious that state and private dental schools would no longer be able to provide dental education for Seventh-day Adventist young people because of Sabbath problems and regional acceptance policies. Therefore, it became a major project of NASDAD to promote a school of dentistry at Loma Linda University. With the assistance of the organization, the dental school became a reality in 1951. Since this time NASDAD has provided thousands o...

From the Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia. Published with permission from the Review and Herald Publishing Association.