Mabel F Thomas


Early female dentist in Newark. Worked for Dr. C A Spahn and then practiced on her own. She began practicing on her own after graduating the Thomas Evans Institute of UPenn as one of only five women in 1918. She’s listed in the city directories under Newark dentists from at least 1920 to 1942. She was a specialist in orthodontic straightening. She was president of the Quota Club in Newark and the Association of American Woman Dentists.


Wingert, Dorothea. “Her Work As Dentists Aide Paved Way for Own Career” Newark Sunday Call Oct 31, 1926.

“Dr. Mabel F. Thomas, South Orange Dentist, 86” Star Ledger May 4, 1974

Dental cosmos. v.60 (1918).

T-10, Thomas Mabel, Newark News Morgue, Newark Library