The Long Climb From Barber-Surgeons to Doctors of Dental Surgery



Author/Editor: Philias R. Garant

Издадена: 1st edition 2013
Издателство: Quintessence Publ. Comp. Inc.
Book, Hardcover, 496 pages, 223 images
Език: English
Раздели: Interdisciplinary

Unlike other books on the history of dentistry, The Long Climb: From Barber-Surgeons to Doctors of Dental Surgery outlines the personal struggles endured and victories achieved by the leading personalities of dentistry during its development from antiquity to the present. It showcases the courage and determination of dentistry's pioneers while exposing the episodes of weakness and dishonesty that tarnished the image of the dentist. By highlighting the controversies surrounding major advances in dentistry's gold versus amalgam fillings materials, operative versus mechanical dentistry, the relationship between medicine and dentistry, and the restriction of practice imposed by patents' this book gives life to the same old story, making this history book the most robust and entertaining of its kind.

This book relates the events that led to the formation of dental schools and dental societies in the Unated States whit the role that these institutions played in promoting laws to regulate dental practice.

Contents
01. Antiquity to the Early Middle Ages
02. The Middle Ages
03. The Renaissance
04. Birth of a Profession
05. Dentistry in Colonial America
06. The Birth of Dental Science
07. Professionalization of Dentistry in America
08. Exemplars of the New Profession
09. Mechanical Dentistry
10. Operative Dentistry
11. Discovery of Inhalation Anesthesia
12. Diseases of the Periodontium
13. Orthodontics
14. Oral Surgery and Oral Radiology
15. Defining the Ethics of Practice
16. Early Dental Research
17. The Gies Report and Beyond

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