Louis G. Terkla

Dr. Louis Gabriel Terkla was born in Anaconda, Montana. He served in World War II with the 10th Mountain Division in Italy. He graduated from the University of Oregon Dental School in 1952 and joined the faculty; he became dean of the school in 1967. He held many positions in professional organizations including service as president of the American College of Dentists, the American Association of Dental Schools, and the Western Conference of Dental Examiners and Dental School Deans. He received many honorary awards and has published several books, manuals, book chapters, and 29 research and dental education papers.

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  • Oregon Health and Science University School of Dentistry

    There is only one school of dentistry in Oregon. It was founded in Portland on December 20, 1898, when the privately owned Oregon College of Dentistry was incorporated, with Herbert C. Miller as the first dean. A few months later, on March 9, 1899, Norris Cox incorporated the Tacoma College of …

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