Dental History

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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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 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 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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Tales From the Operatory Part VII: Thomas & Charles Welch & the Unfermented Grape Juice

Thomas Welch was a Methodist Minister and heavily involved in the Underground Railroad moving slaves up from the south and...

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Tales From the Operatory Part VI: President Joe Biden and the Root Canal

Toothaches never occur when you want them, but if it were a matter of want, we’d never have them as...

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Tales from the Operatory Part V: Hugo Boss and Tooth Abscesses

Having a tooth abscess is nothing to ignore besides the pain it can induce.   A tooth abscess is a bacterial...

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