The American Society of Dental Surgeons (ASDS) was the first national dental organization formed in the United States of America. The formation of the ASDS was preceded by the formation of the Society of Dental Surgeons of the City and State of New York when 15 dentists came together in New York City on Dec. 3, 1834. Six years later, at a meeting at the home of Solyman Brown B.A.,M.A.,M.D.,D.D.S. at 17 Park Place in New York City, on Aug. A Master of Arts ( Latin: Magister Artium) is a Postgraduate academic Master's degree awarded by universities in a large Doctor of Medicine ( MD or MD, from the Latin Medicinæ Doctor meaning "Teacher of Medicine" is a doctoral The DDS degree referring to Doctor of Dental Surgery, denotes one of a few degrees that are awarded to dentists the others being Doctor of Dental Medicine ( DMD) 10, 1840, Chapin A. Harris in a motion that "resolved that a National Society be formed. Chapin A Harris AM, MD, DDS (1806-1860 was an American Physician and Dentist, born May 6 1806 " was instrumental in its creation.
The ASDS remained the only national dental organization from 1840 to 1856, when controversy over the use of dental amalgam led to its demise. The dental amalgam controversy is a debate over the use of mercury amalgam as a Dental filling. It was soon replaced by the American Dental Convention (ADC). Chapin A. Harris was also one of the foremost organizers, serving as its president in 1856-57. Chapin A Harris AM, MD, DDS (1806-1860 was an American Physician and Dentist, born May 6 1806 In 1859, a year before his death, another national dental organization, the American Dental Association, was established during a meeting in Niagara, New York. The American Dental Association (ADA is an American Professional association established in 1859 and has more than 152000 members Before 1861 dentists were participant in both the ADC and the ADA, which promoted education and research in all aspects of dentistry, including dental materials and remainded active throughout the Americal civil war from (1861-1865). A civil war is a War between a State and domestic political actors that are in control of some part of the territory claimed by the state However, during the war, Southern dentists withdrew from the ADC and the ADA and, in 1869, established the Southern Dental Association. . The Southern Dental Association subsequently merged with the ADA in 1897 to form the National Dental Association (NDA). The NDA was renamed the American Dental Association (ADA) in 1922.
In the first third of the 19th century, American dentistry was in turmoil. No legal standards or requirements as to the type of training necessary for practitioners existed to protect patients. Even if one had no formal training, let alone any schooling, they could treat patients who had dental and oral diseases. "At that time there were only about three hundred trained and scientific dentists in the entire country; the rest were relatively untrained operators, outright quacks, or charlatans". . "The public was at their mercy" . 
Before 1840 there wasn’t a single school of dentistry anywhere in the world and teaching to practitioners of the trade was based on the preceptoral -- or apprenticeship -- method. Trade is the willing exchange of goods, services, or both Trade is also called Commerce. There was no standardized curriculum and what was taught was left to the discretion of the preceptor. Nevertheless, there were several ethical, visionary professionals who had received formal medical training as well as dental training, these professionals undertook to right the situation. The term profession is applied to those persons who have specialized and technical skill or knowledge which they apply for a fee to certain tasks that ordinary and unqualified people cannot Among these, following in the footsteps of Pierre Fauchard the "father of modem dentistry", were some of the profession’s immortals, including Chapin A. Harris, Horace Hayden, Solyman Brown, and Eleazar Parmly. Pierre Fauchard (1678 &ndash March 22 1761) was a significant French Physician, he is credited to be the "father of modern Chapin A Harris AM, MD, DDS (1806-1860 was an American Physician and Dentist, born May 6 1806 
These professionals would also, following the establishment of the ASDS, be instrumental in opening the first dental school in the world, the Baltimore College of Dental Surgery. The Baltimore College of Dental Surgery, (founded February 1 1840, is the birthplace of the Doctor of Dental Surgery degree ( D