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Evolution of Dentistry

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Dentistry through the years Heinrich Hertz is a German physicist who is widely known for being one of the first scientists to broadcast and receive electromagnetic waves. He invented radiation which dentists commonly use on a daily basis to take x-rays of people's teeth to determine the problems in their mouths. Who invented radiation? Dr. G. V. Black, the father of american dentistry, researched microscopic tooth anatomy which developed theories of cavity preparation. This became the standard restoration for over 100 years he was known for his versatility and contributions to both medicine and dentistry Lucy Hobbs Taylor Horace Wells fought over the discovery of Anesthesia and Nitrous Oxide with William T.G. Morton but eventually published to be the true discoverer. Horace wells began to experiment with Nitrous Oxide on his patients to prevent pain while he extracted teeth. Who Invented Laughing Gas Hesy-Ra is known as the "Chief of Dentists and Doctors", in 2650 B.C., he dealt with Egypt's rather advanced medical pursuits. First Dentist Who’s grand old man of Dentistry Applied to the Ohio school of dentistry in 1861 she was denied attendance because of her gender.she moved to Iowa in 1862 and opened her own dentistry practice despite not having a diploma. eventually gaining acceptance as a dentist, and serving at the ADA convention in 1865 after that The Ohio College of Dentistry allowed Hobbs to enroll and In 1866 she received her diploma as the first female in the world to receive a doctorate in dentistry. Tooth extraction keys were named because of their resemblance to door keys. These keys were about six inches long Work Cited Dr.Roentgen Tooth Extraction Keys Dental-ez-Chair Born and educated in Germany,Dr. Roentgen initially studied to become physicist but eventually turned his research into what would later be known as the study of x-rays. In 1895 he discovered these x-rays through dramatic experiments some accidental- even serendipitous. For this discovery he was awarded the Nobel Prize in physics in 1901. The Ritter Discovered in 1958 1893- the ritter “favorite columbia” dental chair debuted at the worlds Columbian exposition held in chicago. This design ushered in the round base First successful reclining chair. Withing a decade of its introduction almost all dentists were using it Traveling Dentist Mid-1800s- traveling dentists, roving from town to town to provide dental care, would have transported their instruments in a leather roll "Dental history - Historical dental tools, instruments and artifacts - National Museum of Dentistry ." Adult dental care, dental health, and dental hygiene tips for healthy adult smiles - National Museum of Dentistry . N.p., n.d. Web. 6 Sept. 2012. <http://www.getmouthpower.org/timeli

"Dr. G.V. Black." Hall of Fame Inductees . N.p., n.d. Web. 6 Sept. 2012. <https://www.fauchard.org/awards/hall_of_fame/gv_black.html>.

"Dr. Horace Wells." Hall of Fame Inductees . N.p., n.d. Web. 6 Sept. 2012. <https://www.fauchard.org/awards/hall_of_fame/horace_wells.html>.

"DR. WILLIAM KONRAD ROENTGEN ." UIC. N.p., n.d. Web. 6 Sept. 2012. <www.uic.edu/depts/mcne/founders/page0081.html>.

"Lucy Hobbs Taylor, First Female Dentist." Comcast.net: Personal Web Pages. N.p., n.d. Web. 6 Sept. 2012. <http://home.comcast.net/~thorsdag/LucyHobbsTaylor.html>. Overall, throughout the years, Dentistry has advance from understanding the anatomy of the mouth, the evolution of the operatory, the invention of radiation, laughing gas, and also the creation of dental products that would help and prevent dental diseases and cavities. How did Dentistry got to be what it is today? Lavoris Lavoris was first used as an antiseptic during the Civil War. Its use was then in 1903 changed to mouthwash Lavoris contained no sugar!! Only 5% of alcohol was added Different
perspectives In a survey they said:
37% are optimistic about the future of dentistry.
Another 37% are uncertain.
The remaining 25% are pessimistic. Future Dentistry Serious fears
“Higher overhead due to increased bureaucracy from government. Lower income due to the endless Great Recession. The ‘golden days’ may be over.” (Illinois dentist)

“My worries include the greed of dentists to make the most money and not treat the profession with respect.” (General dentist) Dentists are’t sure what to expect from the future of dentistry. Gum Disease Tooth Decay Tooth Loss Fracture Top Four Dental Diseases Gum disease (also known as gingivitis) is the inflammation of the gums Tooth Decay (also known as Dental Cavities) are holes or structural damage in the teeth Tooth loss is when one or more teeth fall off The loss of enamel, dentine, and cement with dental substance loss the does/does not involve the dental pulp I'm in SECOND period now :( -sana ); THE AVENGERS: AssEMBLE
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