Item AAAB2189 - Douglas Yeo interview

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Douglas Yeo interview

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  • 1976-01-23 [date recorded] (Creation)

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CALL NUMBER: T2001:0001 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Dentistry Developments in BC PERIOD COVERED: 1950-1969 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1976-01-23 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Dr. Yeo gives a brief description of his early education including the U of T dental school; after graduating in 1950, Dr. Yeo join the public health department in BC as a regional dental co;nsultant; he describes equipment, offices and refinements. In 1951, he was assigned to the Cariboo Health Uni; he relates problems and changes there; after a year in graduate training at Michigan, Dr.; Yeo joined the Metropolitan Health Unit as director of dental services; he describes the organisation and follow-up treatment; a discussion of the fluoridation issue; distribution of clinics and vote;s; arguments. TRACK 2: A summary of the uses of fluoride and alternatives available; Dr. Yeo mentions the distribution of services and minor problems and controversies. In 1964, the dental school at ;UBC opening. Dr. Yeo gives a description of the courses, practical experiences, length of courses; specializations and size of classes; this is followed by some statistical information on the number o;f dentists in BC and distribution and the idea of regional licensing; a description of the College of Dental Surgeons, the Dentistry Act, registry and qualifications and some changes in the number of ;registered dentists.; CALL NUMBER: T2001:0002 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Dentistry Developments in BC PERIOD COVERED: 1960-1976 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1976-01-23 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: A discussion of the issue of Dental Mechanics and Technicians and the Dental Technicians Act; qualifications and licensing and the National Dental Examining Board; a discussion of the idea of; dental insurance and proposed plans; Dr. Yeo discusses trends, preventions, group practices, para-dental professions; COT system; Saskatchewan dental nurse and specializations; a brief comparison of ;the size and composition of the UBC dental classes over its initial years including a discussion of women in dentistry; summary impression; the direction of dentistry in the coming years. [TRACK 2: b;lank?];

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West Coast Medical Historical Society Inc., 1976


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Reference cassette copy available in container 000443-123.

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Accession number(s): T2001

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speaker: Douglas J. Yeo, interviewer: Beverly A. MacPherson

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