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Dr. John Mogan ‘Doc’ Faust, former ADA trustee, dies

August 06, 2019

By Kimber Solana

Hattiesburg, Miss. — Dr. John Mogan “Doc” Faust, Sr., a World War II veteran who served as an ADA 5th District trustee, died Jan. 9. He was 97 years old.

Photo of Dr. Faust
Dr. Faust
Prior to his retirement as an orthodontist in 1982, Dr. Faust served as president of the Forrest County (Mississippi) Dental Society, the East District Dental Society and the Mississippi Dental Association. He was elected as 5th District trustee in 1971.

“Yet I want to leave you with a final comment, and that is that I still feel the strength of our Association centers on the practicing dentist,” Dr. Faust said in a1981 speech at the ADA. “The ADA must, and will, by its actions continue to convince the membership that it will do everything to retain and preserve the high public confidence which the dental profession has consistently maintained in this country."

Born in McComb, Mississippi, Dr. Faust received his dental degree in 1944 from the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry and completed a postgraduate study in orthodontics in 1951.

He pursued dentistry after serving as a captain in the U.S. Army during World War II in the Philippines and Japan.

Dr. Faust was an orthodontist in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, until his retirement. In addition, he served as president of the American Association of Orthodontists and the Southern Society of Orthodontists. He was a fellow of the International College of Dentists, a recipient of the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry 1976 Outstanding Alumnus Award and a recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award for the American College of Dentists.

Dr. Faust is survived by his son, John Mogan Faust, Jr., M.D.; daughter, Susan Haydel; and five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by Della Rose Harris Faust, his wife of 68 years.