John D. Montgomery
When Glenn Mead hung out his shingle to apply dentistry in this article it was June 29, 1977.
Forty-5 yrs later Mead is only 1 of two dentists in his course of 1977 still practicing.
Right after graduating from Heavner Superior College in 1970 the upcoming dentist went to school at Japanese Oklahoma State Junior University in Wilburton for a pair of years ahead of enrolling at East Central University in Ada.
Significantly less than a semester into his Eu occupation, Mead obtained his acceptance letter to the OU College of Dentistry.
Mead had attained out to the Dean of the University by letter inquiring about dentistry.
The Dean corresponded again and a conference among the two was arranged.
“We satisfied on the 3rd tale of an outdated home,” Mead said. “We talked about a large amount of factors. I was a youthful buck who did not know nearly anything. He appreciated that I inquired and held in contact.
“He reported it was not only about good grades but that they wanted very well rounded candidates and not just getting science.”
To utilize learners had been needed to take a dental aptitude take a look at and all those had been only provided in Norman.
Mead explained the powers that be eventually relented and reported if he received 10 pupils to consider it they could choose it at Eastern.
Mead went to perform recruiting his fellow classmates who experienced aspirations of studying medication or regulation.
“I told them if they did inadequately no just one would ever know mainly because it was a dental aptitude examination. I did not have a car so there was no way I could get to Norman.”
He pulled it off and experienced sufficient kids to have the check offered a lot more conveniently found.
“It was a basic instance of if you really don’t ask you never ever know what can occur,” he explained.
Out of the 300 who used for dental college in his class 24 were decided on.
Mead recalled as graduation neared he and Ann, whom he dated in significant university, assumed about likely again to Heaver.
“But there were two youthful graduates from Baylor a year previously, just one going to Heavner and the other to Poteau,” he claimed.
Mead traveled all over southeastern Oklahoma going to areas like Idabel seeking for a location to go into apply.
“But we appreciated the Oklahoma Town place and Dr. Shadid was retiring in Purcell. He was marketing his observe so Bill Skaggs and I went in collectively to obtain it.”
Skaggs experienced absent to Creighton University’s dental college and obtained out the exact same 12 months as Mead did at OU. They experienced two offices.
Skaggs only practiced in this article for two years in advance of transferring to Norman where by he specialised in upper echelon sufferers accomplishing beauty dentistry.
Mead acquired out Skaggs and at that time was the only dentist in McClain County.
“That was ahead