to the Dental Library
Figurines on Display
The dental library has a new collection of ceramic and wood figurines of dentists, donated to the library by Mrs. Merle Sherman. Her husband, Dr. John Sherman, a professor of Removable Prosthodontics at LSUSD from 1978 until his death in 1989, collected these figurines while he was in the U.S. Army and stationed in Europe. The collection is on display in the glass cases to the right of the library entrance.
Cosmos Now Online:
Dental History Meets 21st Century Technology
In addition to articles on dental techniques, procedures, and materials, early volumes of the journal include proceedings of state dental society meetings and information from dental schools. An item in volume 2, 1861, page 558, announces the opening of the New Orleans Dental College at 140 Canal Street, listing the dean (John S. Clark) and other faculty members. Dr. Charles E. Kells, Jr., New Orleans' most illustrious dentist, was a frequent contributor to Dental Cosmos from 1888 until his death in 1928.
The LSUSD library owns print copies of the entire journal, 1859-1936. Browsing through either paper or online issues of the journal reveals the progress of dentistry since the mid-nineteenth century and the issues facing the profession during its early years.
Atlas of Cosmetic Dentistry: a Patient's Guide. Mark J. Landau. Chicago, Quintessence, 2004. This compilation of 34 esthetic dentistry patient cases is arranged by dental procedure. Each page identifies the patient's problem and the solution with full-face and close-up photographs. The oversized volume of spiral-bound glossy pages is perfect for displaying in an office waiting room for patients to browse. It definitely will tempt your patients to consider cosmetic procedures.