dental history

Mistakes in Dental History

Today’s dental history tale is about mistakes in dental history. The path to dental care as we know it today was not a smooth one. The 18th century provides several examples. America may have won the War for Independence in 1776,

The First Dental Drills Are Over 14,000 Years Old

Most people dread it when they hear those four little words from their dentists: “You have a cavity”. Why? Because it leads to drilling and most of us don’t relish that thought. But imagine a world without modern dental technology. Were

Let’s Make An Impression: History Of Dental Impressions

When was the last time you had one of those ooey, gooey dental impressions? Perhaps your dentist made a mold, or maybe your orthodontist needed one. First Ever Dental Impressions The idea of making dental impressions dates back to the

What Was The First Ever Recorded Dental Procedure

Have you ever sat in a dentist’s chair, wondering where it all started—where dentistry began? What was the first dental procedure anyway? Although the Sumerians and Egyptians wrote about tooth decay and toothache remedies as early as 5000 BC, the