Monthly Archives: September 2017

The History of Oral Surgery

Think dentistry is scary today? Let’s take a look back at dentistry throughout the ages, and perhaps you won’t be so scared about going to your next appointment! Ancient Dentistry The Etruscans were among the first civilizations to create gold crowns and fixed bridgework. They are considered to be the first to make the greatest advancement in dentistry from the ancient world. Dentistry in the Middle Ages Before dentists were dentists, they were barbers. In Europe, barbers had the job of both cutting hair and also performing tooth extractions. Because of their mixed professional role, they became known as barber-surgeons. The Father of Surgery, Ambrose Pare, published his Complete Works […]

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