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Dental X-rays of entering students have found that 64 percent of the Class of 1960 have dental defects in need of attention. The survey was conducted by the University Health Services. Bitewing dental films were taken of 2,218 entering students in the University.

The Health Services warned that 16 percent of these students had defects in urgent need of care if loss of teeth was to be avoided. About one third of the entering students were free of trouble, and needed no treatment.

The number of college freshmen needing care has dropped from last year's figure of 73 percent. Dr. James M. Dunning, Director of the Dental Service, claimed that "this improvement in the College during the past year is statistically significant," but added that "the reason for it is not certain."

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