The Excruciating History of Dentistry

Toothsome Tales & Oral Oddities from Babylon to Braces

Author: James Wynbrandt

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1466890142

Category: History

Page: 256

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For those on both sides of the dreaded dentist's chair, James Wynbrandt has written a witty, colorful, and richly informative history of the art and science of dentistry. To all of those dental patients whose whine rises in tandem with that of the drill, take note: You would do well to stifle your terror and instead offer thanks to Apollonia, the patron saint of toothache sufferers, that you face only fleeting discomfort rather than the disfiguring distress, or slow agonizing death oft meted out by dental-care providers of the past. The transition from yesterday's ignorance, misapprehension, and superstition to the enlightened and nerve-deadened protocols of today has been a long, slow, and very painful process. For example, did you know that: *Among the toothache remedies favored by Pierre Fauchard, the father of dentistry, was rinsing the mouth liberally with one's own urine. *George Washington never had wooden teeth. However, his chronic dental problems may have impacted the outcome of the American Revolution. *Soldiers in the Civil War needed at least two opposing front teeth to rip open powder envelopes. Some men called up for induction had their front teeth extracted to avoid service. *Teeth were harvested from as many as fifty thousand corpses after the Battle of Waterloo, a huge crop later used for dentures and transplants that became known as "Waterloo Teeth."

The Excruciating History of Dentistry

Toothsome Tales & Oral Oddities from Babylon to Braces

Author: James Wynbrandt

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312263195

Category: History

Page: 256

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An informative and often humorous look at how people have been caring for their teeth since biblical times explores how the painful, sometimes fatal procedures of the past have developed into the high-tech protocols of today.

The Excruciating History of Dentistry

Toothsome Tales & Oral Oddities from Babylon to Braces

Author: James Wynbrandt

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0312185766

Category: Medical

Page: 248

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An informative and often humorous look at how people have been caring for their teeth since biblical times explores how the painful, sometimes fatal procedures of the past have developed into the high-tech protocols of today.

History of Dentistry

A Practical Treatise for the Use of Dental Students and Practitioners

Author: James Anderson Taylor

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Dentistry

Page: 238

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The Smile Stealers: The Fine and Foul Art of Dentistry

Author: Richard Barnett

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

ISBN: 0500773866

Category: Medical

Page: 256

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An incisive and startling international review of the evolution of dentistry from the Bronze Age to the present day, presented in a gorgeous package This achingly fascinating book follows the evolution of dentistry throughout the world from the Bronze Age to the present day, featuring captivating, grim illustrations of the tools and techniques of dentistry through the ages. It charts the changing social attitudes toward the purpose and practice of dentistry from the crude and painful endeavors of early civilizations to the fluoridated water, cosmetic surgery, and heightened expectations of today. Organized chronologically, The Smile Stealers interleaves beautiful and gruesome 3D objects, technical illustrations, and paintings from the Wellcome Collection’s unique medical archive of material from Europe, America, and the Far East with seven authoritative and eloquent themed articles from medical historian Richard Barnett. Including previously unseen illustrations, this comprehensive review of the development of the trade and discipline of dentistry covers topics as diverse as the very first dentures, the smile revolution in eighteenth-century portraiture, and the role of dentistry in forensic science. The Smile Stealers is guaranteed to appeal to those who see the beauty in medicine and biology as it probes the growth of dentistry.

The American dentist

a pictorial history with a presentation of early dental photography in America

Author: Richard A. Glenner,Audrey B. Davis,Stanley B. Burns

Publisher: Pictorial Histories Pub Co

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 194

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A "historical-sociological account intended to introduce the reader to major components of a dentist's career and how it grew out of American society."

So You Want to Be a Dentist?

What You Must Know If You Want to Succeed in Dentistry

Author: Marcus Neff D D S,Troy Stevens D. D. S.,Ryder Waldron D. D. S.

Publisher: Lulu Publishing Services

ISBN: 9781483402123

Category:

Page: 56

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So you want to be a dentist? Do you know what it will take to succeed in dentistry today? With over 30 years of experience in dentistry, the authors have unique and honest insight into what it takes to be a successful dentist. Dental school teaches you how to perform the dental treatment, but it doesn't teach you how to run a dental practice, manage a full staff and patients, or negotiate the financial responsibilities that are involved--to name only a few. This book will give you a head start on the competition. This book is a must read for the pre-dental student and the dental school student looking to not just be a dentist, but be a successful dentist. The authors have over 30 years of combined experience as practicing dentists. All three took different routes on their way to dental school and then into private practice giving them a unique perspective into the various aspects of dentistry.

Teeth

The Story of Beauty, Inequality, and the Struggle for Oral Health in America

Author: Mary Otto

Publisher: The New Press

ISBN: 1620972816

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

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An NPR Best Book of 2017 "[Teeth is] . . . more than an exploration of a two-tiered system—it is a call for sweeping, radical change." —New York Times Book Review “Show me your teeth,” the great naturalist Georges Cuvier is credited with saying, “and I will tell you who you are.” In this shattering new work, veteran health journalist Mary Otto looks inside America’s mouth, revealing unsettling truths about our unequal society. Teeth takes readers on a disturbing journey into America’s silent epidemic of oral disease, exposing the hidden connections between tooth decay and stunted job prospects, low educational achievement, social mobility, and the troubling state of our public health. Otto’s subjects include the pioneering dentist who made Shirley Temple and Judy Garland’s teeth sparkle on the silver screen and helped create the all-American image of “pearly whites”; Deamonte Driver, the young Maryland boy whose tragic death from an abscessed tooth sparked congressional hearings; and a marketing guru who offers advice to dentists on how to push new and expensive treatments and how to keep Medicaid patients at bay. In one of its most disturbing findings, Teeth reveals that toothaches are not an occasional inconvenience, but rather a chronic reality for millions of people, including disproportionate numbers of the elderly and people of color. Many people, Otto reveals, resort to prayer to counteract the uniquely devastating effects of dental pain. Otto also goes back in time to understand the roots of our predicament in the history of dentistry, showing how it became separated from mainstream medicine, despite a century of growing evidence that oral health and general bodily health are closely related. Muckraking and paradigm-shifting, Teeth exposes for the first time the extent and meaning of our oral health crisis. It joins the small shelf of books that change the way we view society and ourselves—and will spark an urgent conversation about why our teeth matter.

Dentistry

An Illustrated History

Author: Malvin E. Ring

Publisher: Abradale Press

ISBN: 9780810981164

Category: Medical

Page: 319

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Five centuries of fear and loathing, pain and relief, make for fascinating, enlightening reading in a profusely illustrated, international history of dental theory and practice.

The Long Climb

From Barber-Surgeons to Doctors of Dental Surgery

Author: Philias R. Garant

Publisher: Quintessence Publishing (IL)

ISBN: 9780867156492

Category: Medical

Page: 488

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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�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.

The Encyclopedia of Genetic Disorders and Birth Defects

Author: James Wynbrandt,Mark D. Ludman

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438120958

Category: Abnormalities, Human

Page: 705

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Includes numerous entries that describe the condition, its prognosis, prevalence, mode of inheritance and the availability of carrier screening and prenatal diagnosis. Entries for subjects and terminology important to genetic disorders and congenital anomalies are also included.

British Teeth

Author: William Leith,Michael Heath

Publisher: Short Publications

ISBN: 9780571208654

Category: Social Science

Page: 107

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In The Ring of Confidence, William Leith casts his mind back over his personal history - his education, his diet and particularly his dentistry - and considers what it is to be British.

Toothworms and Spider Juice

Author: Loretta Frances Ichord

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 94

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Surveys the history of dentistry, from ancient civilizations up to the knowledge and treatments of modern times.

Strange Medicine

A Shocking History of Real Medical Practices Through the Ages

Author: Nathan Belofsky

Publisher: TarcherPerigee

ISBN: 0399159959

Category: Humor

Page: 213

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This extraordinary true account of bad science, oafish behavior and nauseating procedures takes readers on a wild ride through medical history's dubious ideas, bizarre treatments and biggest blunders. Original.

A Brief History of the Smile

Author: Angus Trumble

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 9781741140729

Category: Portraits

Page: 226

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From the enlightened smile of the Holy Buddha to the lewd leer of the seventeenth century Dutch chicken groper, from the sociological to the scatological, Angus Trumble presents a uniquely readable and erudite insight into the cultural, physiological, artistic and literary history of that most universal of human expressions, the smile.;

Dental School Interview

Questions and Answers - with FULL Explanations

Author: Sri Hari Ravi,Veena Babu,Risha Patel

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780990853800

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 6176

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What makes a good dentist?How will you contribute to our university? Why dentistry?How are the recent changes in the NHS impacting dentists?The ability to provide compelling answers in the dentistry interview to questions like these is the difference between being offered a place and being rejected.The Dentistry interview book is an up-to-date review of the most common questions, with full answers and pointers on what the interviewers are looking for. Described as the 'essential guide', it is a vital resource as part of your preparation for the interview.