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Black Dental Medicine History

Dr. Benjamin Franklin Hammond

Benjamin F. Hammond, D.D.S., Ph.D., emeritus 

Professor, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, Philadelphia, 1970-1991

Chairman, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, Department of Microbiology, Philadelphia, 1972-1985

Director, Periodontal Microbiology Laboratory, University of Pennsylvania 1980-1991

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, University of Pennsylvania, 1984-1991

Professor Emeritus of Microbiology, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine 1991, also served as president of the American Association for Dental Research:

A photograph of Dr. Hammond with a quote from him underneath. The quote reads, "The most relevant thing a student can do is to present himself with a non-negotiable demand for excellence in scholarship; the most significant confrontation will occur when students become militant towards mediocrity."