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Black Dental Medicine History

Dr. Yvonne Ophelia Jones

Written by Laurel Graham, Head of the Leon Levy Dental Medicine Library:

Dr. Yvonne Jones (PDM class of 1951), the first African American woman admitted to the national dental honorary society, Omicron Kappa Upsilon, was appointed to the Springfield (Mass.) Medical Board. An honor graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Dental School, Dr. Jones is the daughter of Dr. William B. Jones Sr. Springfield's first African American dentist. 


A portrait image of Dr. Yvonne Ophelia Jones.

A picture of text that reads" Yvonne Ophelia Jones. 253 Walnut St., Springfield, Mass. Smith College - A.B."

A yearbook photo of the members of Omicron Kappa Upsilon Fraternity, of which Dr. Ophelia Jones is a member of and can be seen in the yearbook photo.