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David Farrar Mitchell

dental educator

David Farrar Mitchell, American dental educator. award for meritorious teaching Ind.


Mitchell, David Farrar was born on December 15, 1918 in Arkansas City, Kansas, United States. Son of Lester David and Lucille (Farrar) Mitchell.


Student of University Texas, 1937-1938. Bachelor of Science, University Illinois, 1940, Doctor ol Dental Surgery, 1942. Doctor of Philosophy, University Rochester School Medicine and Dentistry, 1948.


Oral histopathology University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 1948-1955. Professor, department chairman oral diagnosis, oral medicine Indiana U. School Dentistry, Indianapolis, 1955-1975. Consultant VA, Minneapolis 1950-1955.


  • Editor: Journal Dental Research, 1969-1975. Contributor articles to professional books. Senior contributor Oral Diagnosis/Oral Medicine, 2d edition., 1971.

    Contributor numerous articles to professional journals.


Member United States Public Health Service clinical research fellowship review committee, 1963-1966. Served from First lieutenant to major Dental Corps, Army of the United States, 1942-1946. National Institutes of Health fellow.

Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Member American Dental Association (chairman research section 1955), Indianapolis District Dental Society (editor 1960-1966), Society Experimental Biology and Medicine, International Association Dental Research (vice president Northern American div. 1973, president 1975), Sigma Xi, Omicron Kappa Upsilon, Delta Sigma Delta, Beta Theta Pi.


Married Trone Hawkes, February 6, 1943. Children: Dana S., Lindsay T., David F. Associate.

Lester David Mitchell

Lucille (Farrar) Mitchell

Trone Hawkes

Dana S. Mitchell

Lindsay T. Mitchell

David F. Asso Mitchell