Tales from the Operatory: History of Fillings

Dentistry is one of the oldest medical professions, dating back to 7000 B.C. with the Indus Valley Civilization.  However, it...

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Tales from the Operatory: History of Prosthodontics

Prosthodontics, otherwise known as prosthetic dentistry, focuses on diagnosis, treatment planning, restoration, and oral function, appearance, and health of patients...

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The Importance of Pediatric Dentistry Through the Ages

Although the practice of dentistry dates back to 5000 BC with the ancient Sumerians and Egyptians, Pediatric dentistry (children from...

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The Evolution of Dental Crowns: From Ancient Status Symbols to Modern Dental Solutions

Also known as a cap, a dental crown is a prosthetic device used to strengthen, restore function to, and improve...

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The Birth of Dental Insurance: A Historical Overview

Did you know dental insurance is a relatively new invention? The history of modern dentistry begins in the mid-19th century....

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Tales From the Operatory Part XII: The White House Basement

The Beginning of White House Dental Care Located beneath the West Wing in the subbasement of the White House a...

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Tales From the Operatory Part XI: Hollywood and Dental Implants

As we know, Hollywood is all about the beauty, the body sculpting, the makeup, the clothes, and, of course, the...

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Tales from the Operatory Part X: The Evolution of Hollywood Smiles

It would be nice if we were all born with perfect teeth – correctly aligned, pearly and white. Imagine everyone’s...

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Tales from the Operatory Part IX: Whoopi Goldberg and Gum Disease

Warning Signs of Periodontal Disease Red, swollen or tender gums Bleeding while brushing or flossing Gums that pull away from...

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Tales from the Operatory Part VIII: Presidential Teeth

We’ve talked about George Washington’s wooden teeth and how they were actually ivory. We’ve talked about Joseph Biden’s root canal...

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