Dr. Luzerne G. Jordan, 86, a dentist who taught and practiced prosthodontics in Washington for more than 30 years, died Thursday at his home in Washington following an apparent heart attack.
Dr. Jordan was born in Rome, Ohio, and earned a degree in dentistry from the Western Reserve School of Dentistry in 1917. He served in the Army in France during World War I, and then established a private practice in Madison, Ohio.
In 1928, he moved to New York, where he taught prosthodontics, which is the replacement of missing teeth with bridgework or artificial teeth. He returned to Ohio in 1930 and remained there for five years.
He came to Washington in 1935 and became a professor of prosthetic dentistry at the Georgetown University School of Dentistry. He held that position until 1941, when he resigned to devote himself to private practice here.
He retired from practice in 1966 for reasons of health, but continued as a consultant in prosthodontics at Walter Reed Army Medical Center until 1978.
Dr. Morgan was a charter member and president of the American Full Denture Society, now the American Prosthodontic Society, and a president of the Academy of Denture Prosthetics.
He was a member of the American Dental Association, the D.C. Dental Society and other professional groups. He contributed articles to the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry.
Survivors include his wife, Gertrude Dayton Jordan, of the home, and a sister, Doris Muzzio, of Perry, Ohio.