Emeline Roberts Jones (1836 – 1916) was the first woman to practice dentistry in the United States. She married the dentist Daniel Jones when she was a teenager, and became his assistant in 1855. Her husband believed that dentistry was not a suitable career for a woman, but after Emeline showed him a two-quart jar of several hundred teeth she had secretly filled and extracted he allowed her to assist him. After her husband's death in 1864 she continued to practice dentistry by herself, in eastern Connecticut and Rhode Island. From 1876 until her retirement in 1915 she had her own practice in New Haven, Connecticut. It was one of the largest and most lucrative practices in Connecticut. She had two children, a son and a daughter.