Dental Surgery, Oro-facial Surgery, tongue

Dentistry [Latin: dens, tooth] Ancient Etruscans in Tuscany made remarkable dental bridges before the Christian era, which are still preserved. The record of the earliest dentist is found in a wood panel from Saqqara, Egypt, dating from 3000 BC. The title on this panel is Chief of the Toothers and of the Physicians. Galen(129–200), gave an account of diseases of the teeth in his fifth book. Albucasis (936–1013) gave probably the first illustration of dental instruments in his legendary treatise Altasrif.The eminent French surgeon, Ambroise ParÈ (1510–1590) also practiced dentistry. The first English book entirely devoted to it, The Operator for the Teeth, was written by Charles Allen of York in 1685. Thomas Berdmore, a dentist to George III, wrote an important book on the teeth and gums in 1768. Another treatise was that of John Hunter (1728–1793), the Natural History of the Human Teeth, published in 1771. He was also the first to study teeth scientifically and to recommend the complete removal of pulp before filling. Two other important early treatises were written by Pierre Fauchard (1678-1761) of France (Le Chirurgien Dentiste, 1728) and the German surgeon, Phillip Pfaff (Abhandlung von den Zahnen, 1756). Fauchard also described pyorrhea alviolaris in 1746. This later came to be known as Riggs disease, since the treatment by scraping the teeth to the roots was proposed by American surgeon, John Mankey Riggs (1810–1885) in 1876. The first dental school in the world, Baltimore College of Dental Surgery, was established in America in 1839. Horace Wells (1815–1848) was the first to use nitrous oxide in the dentistry in 1844. The Orthodontical Society of London was founded in 1856 and the Dental Hospital of London was established at Soho in 1859. The London School of Dental Surgery was founded a year later at the same site in Soho Square. The Edinburgh Dental Hospital and School was founded by John Smith (1825-1910), who inherited his fatherís practice as a dentist in 1851. Smith also published A Handbook of Dental Anatomy and Surgery in 1864 and founded the Edinburgh Dental Dispensary in 1860. The first dental X-rays were taken by William James Morton (1846-1920) in 1896. See artificial teeth, dental caries, tooth transplantation, dental drill.



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The Strange Story of False Teeth, John Woodforde, Illustrated Routledge, Kegan Paul, 1968 First Edition
The Strange Story of False Teeth, John Woodforde, Illustrated Routledge, Kegan Paul, 1968 First Edition
£38.00
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Dental Instruments, boxed ca 1950
Dental Instruments, boxed ca 1950
£48.00
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A Manual of Dental Anatomy, Human and Comparative by Charles S Tomes, 1898, 596 pages, 263 illustration
A Manual of Dental Anatomy, Human and Comparative by Charles S Tomes, 1898, 596 pages, 263 illustration
£98.00
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A Dictionary of Medical Terminology, Dental Surgery and the Collateral Sciences, Chapin A Harris, Baltimore College, 4th Edition 1882
A Dictionary of Medical Terminology, Dental Surgery and the Collateral Sciences, Chapin A Harris, Baltimore College, 4th Edition 1882
£108.00
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Lesions Et Maladies Des Machoires, Christopher Heath, Par C Ash et Fils, Paris, 1884
Lesions Et Maladies Des Machoires, Christopher Heath, Par C Ash et Fils, Paris, 1884
£140.00
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Diseases of the Tongue, Henry T Butlin, Cassel & Co, 1885., illustrated with chromo-lithograps, First Edition
Diseases of the Tongue, Henry T Butlin, Cassel & Co, 1885., illustrated with chromo-lithograps, First Edition
£165.00
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