Dr Charles H Bird, Early Dentist

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 16
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1984
Type Text
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Language eng
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Title Dr Charles H Bird, Early Dentist
Description longer that the patient finally had the aching tooth pulled. Dr. Bird, like other early dentists, vas available all hours of the day or night to relieve this suffering. He felt the need for good dentistry and trained four other young men in the profession, two of whom practised in Manti and Ephraim, Charles W. Bird, Ernest Evans, J. Albert Booth, and Otto Nielson. Dr. Bird received his Territorial certificate July 18, 1894. It is filed in the Sanpete County Recorder's Office in Book 32 of Miscellaneous Records page 12% It ie significant that Dr. Bird moved to Manti to begin hia practice in 18?6, the year Utah won Statehood. He prac-tixed in Manti for twenty years and acquired the name as one of the best denture technicians of his day. While in Manti he continued traveling through Sanpete County doing dental work and also continued to do work in Nephi. His youngest son, Dr. Kyron Bird, often accompanied him on the trips and did the cooking and housekeeping for his father, which "consisted mostly of opening cans and frying meat." Dr. Bird's dental office in Manti was upstairs above the Tennant Confectionery. The office usually held much charm for the grandchildren, except when they bad to have cavities filled. This seemed to take hours, but, with the promise of an ice cream soda at the confectionery fountain when they were finished, they endured. Those who knew Dr. Bird have said that he was a very kind, patient, sympathetic nan and always mads friends with his patients in the dental chair* He was acclaimed as an example in fortitude as he stood on an artificial (cork) limb and trod the dental drill with his good leg all the years he practised. Members of his family remember that ha was admired for his personal vanity. He was always faultlessly groomed, shoes shined, clothes in perfect order, moustache clipped and his derby perched jauntily over hia right eye as he left his home for the office. Dr. Bixd moved to Saraington in 1916 and practised dentistry there the last twelve years of his life, with the exception of a two-year interval in Salt lake City. At the time of his death in 1927 he vas one of the oldest practising dentists in the State of Utah. Bibliography! THj-h Vpfpj Hj.aforj. published by J. Grant St«rv«nson, 1961, pp. 9-17, 50, 42. -11-
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