She went in for a routine dental appointment. She came out with a career that has spanned nearly a half-century.
It was July 1957 and Mary Catherine Pruitt had just graduated from Green County High School. She was sitting in Dr. Herman Judd's dental office in Greensburg expecting a check-up. She wasn't expecting a job offer.
"I went in for my appointment and he asked if I'd like to work there."
It seemed like the perfect career for Pruitt, who'd already spent much of her life observing people's teeth.
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