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TOOTHACHE SUFFERERS GROAN AS UNCLE SAM GRABS DENTISTS

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Dental needs of the U.S. Army may force civilian toothache sufferers to stand in line if they want to see a dentist about their troubles. At least that's the opinion of Leroy M.S. Miner '04, Dean of the Harvard Dental School, in his annual report issued yesterday.

Dean Miner predicted that the defense program will require some 4500 additional dentists each year for the next five years, adding that present facilities turn out only 1800 yearly.

Shortening of the period required for dental training might help alleviate the situation, Dean Miner stated. Such a step would be well-accepted, at any rate, by those who are anxious to be on the giving, and not the receiving end of a dentist's drill.

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