Biography of Frank J. Conlin, D.D.S.

FRANK J. CONLIN, D. D. S. – A leading figure in the progress of dental science in Western Massachusetts is Frank J. Conlin, whose excellent preparation and practical experience have carried him to high rank in his chosen field of professional effort. Dr. Conlin gives constructive work to every phase of his advance, and his usefulness is well appraised in the fact of his success. He has done much to encourage dental hygiene among the people, and his present wide practice includes many of the foremost citizens of Pittsfield and vicinity. He is a son of Edward F. and Mary J. (Nicholson) Conlin, both living, and for many years residents of Pittsfield.

Frank J. Conlin was born in Pittsfield, September 16, 1 5. His education was begun in the local public schools, and following two years in high school, he went to New York City, where he completed the high school course. Later attending New York Preparatory School, he also became a graduate of that institution, then took up his professional preparations at the Philadelphia Dental College, from which he was graduated in 1913, with the degree of Doctor of Dental Surgery. In September of the same year Dr. Conlin began practice in Pittsfield, and he has risen to outstanding rank in the dental profession. During the World War, Dr. Conlin enlisted for service and was commissioned first lieutenant of the Medical Corps. He now serves in the Medical Reserve Corps with the same rank. In the organized advance of the dental profession, Dr. Conlin takes a constructive part as a member of the American Dental Association, the Massachusetts Dental Society, of which he is a member of the Executive Committee, and he is also on many other working committees of this organization, and the Western District (Massachusetts) Dental Society, of which he is secretary. Fraternally he is affiliated with the Knights of Columbus, in which he holds the fourth degree, the Father Mathew Total Abstinence Society, and he is a member of the Young Men’s Christian Association. His religious affiliation is with St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church.

Frank J. Conlin married Elizabeth V. O’Leary, and they are the parents of two children: Margaret Elizabeth and Frances Mary.


Lockwood, John H. (John Hoyt); Bagg, Ernest Newton; Carson, Walter S. (Walter Scott); Riley, Herbert E. (Herbert Elihu); Boltwood, Edward; Clark, Will L. (Will Leach); Western Massachusetts A History 1636-1925; New York and Chicago: Lewis historical publishing company, inc., 1926

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