Mother-Daughter Dentistry

Courtesy of Linda Stone

Linda Stone, left, and her daughter, Vanna, share a boutique dental practice in Livingston, New Jersey. 

In 1978, out of 6,000 members of the New Jersey Dental Association, only 56 were women. Today, about 20 percent of the nation’s dentists are female, a figure that’s expected to grow with the increasing number of women enrolled in dental school.

It wasn’t easy being a woman dentist in 1978. Some prospective patients brought their children in for appointments but insisted on male dentists for themselves. Out of 6,000 members of the New Jersey Dental Association, only 56 were …read more

Source: Rutgers Today

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