An obituary in The Washington Post of Thursday, Feb. 17, about Dr. Meyer M. Silverman, 71, a retired dentist who died of cardiac arrest Feb. 14, failed to include among his survivors two brothers. They are Samuel Silverman of San Carlos, Calif., and Dr. David A. Silverman of Washington.

Dr. Meyer M. Silverman, 71, a dental surgeon who practiced in the Washington area for more than 40 years until his retirement in 1982, died of cardiac arrest Feb. 14 at George Washington University Hospital.

Dr. Silverman, who lived in Chevy Chase, was born in Washington. He graduated from the old Central High School and from the Georgetown University School of Dentistry. He established a private practice here and continued it until he retired in 1982. He was a dentist in the Army in World War II.

In addition to his practice, Dr. Silverman lectured in the United States and abroad.His book, "Occlusion in Prosthodontics and in the National Dentition," published in 1962, has been translated into German and Japanese. He also wrote many articles for professional journals.

He was a fellow of the American College of Dentists and a member of the Maimonides Society of Washington, the American Dental Association, the D.C. Dental Society, the Southern Maryland Dental Association, the American Prosthodontic Society and other professional organizations.

He also was a member of the Beth Sholom Congregation and the Masons.

Survivors include his wife, Ida Swetlow Silverman, of Chevy Chase; three daughters, Marlene Kossoff of Potomac, Miriam Komisarof of Philadelphia, and Marjorie Silverman of Boston; two sons, Maury of Takoma Park, and Michael of Alexandria; a stepson, Joel H. Swetlow of Gaithersburg; six grandchildren, and four step-grandchildren.