The Excruciating History of Dentistry

Toothsome Tales & Oral Oddities from Babylon to Braces

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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."

Guide to Reference in Medicine and Health

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Author: Christa Modschiedler,Denise Beaubien Bennett

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 0838912214

Category: Computers

Page: 488

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Drawn from the extensive database of Guide to Reference, this up-to-date resource provides an annotated list of print and electronic biomedical and health-related reference sources, including internet resources and digital image collections. Readers will find relevant research, clinical, and consumer health information resources in such areas as Medicine Psychiatry Bioethics Consumer health and health care Pharmacology and pharmaceutical sciences Dentistry Public health Medical jurisprudence International and global health Guide to Reference entries are selected and annotated by an editorial team of top reference librarians and are used internationally as a go-to source for identifying information as well as training reference professionals. Library staff answering health queries as well as library users undertaking research on their own will find this an invaluable resource.

Phillips' Science of Dental Materials - eBook

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Author: Kenneth J. Anusavice

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 143772549X

Category: Medical

Page: 832

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The 11th edition of this leading reference is an outstanding, scientifically based source of information in the field of dental materials science. It presents up-to-date information on materials that are used in the dental office and laboratory every day, emphasizing practical, clinical use, as well as the physical, chemical, and biological properties of materials. Extensive new clinical photographs in this edition illustrate the topics, and color plates are integrated close to related concepts as they're discussed in each chapter. A new glossary of key terms found at the beginning of every chapter defines terms in the appropriate context of the chapter's discussion. Also in this edition, critical thinking questions throughout the book stimulate the readers' curiosity on specific topics, test their existing knowledge, and heighten their awareness of important or controversial subjects. Content outlines at the beginning of each chapter provide a quick reference for specific topics. The roles played by key organizations in ensuring the safety and efficacy of dental materials and devices are described - such as the American Dental Association, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the International Organization for Standardization, and the Fédération Dentaire Internationale. Up-to-date Selected Readings are presented at the end of each chapter to direct readers to supplemental literature on each topic. Numerous boxes and tables throughout summarize and illustrate key concepts and compare characteristics and properties of various dental materials. Distinguished contributors lend their credibility and experience to the text. Content has been completely updated to include information on the most current dental materials available. Glossaries at the beginning of each chapter define key terms used within the context of that chapter. Revised artwork gives this edition a fresh look, with high-quality illustrations and clinical photos to aid in the visualization of materials and procedures described. Reorganization and consolidation of chapters into four major book parts presents the material in a more efficient way: Part I describes the principles of materials science that control the performance of dental materials in dental laboratories, research laboratories, student dental clinics, public health clinics, and private practice clinics. Part II focuses on impression materials, gypsum products, dental waxes, casting investments and procedures, and finishing and polishing abrasives and procedures. Part III provides an updated scientific and applied description of the composition, manipulation principles, properties, and clinical performance of bonded restorations, restorative resins, dental cements, dental amalgams, and direct-filling golds. Part IV presents a basic and applied description of materials that are processed in a laboratory or dental clinic. Critical thinking questions appear in every chapter to stimulate thinking and classroom discussion. The overall design has been improved to provide a more visually appealing format.

Textbook of Prosthodontics

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Author: Deepak Nallaswamy

Publisher: JP Medical Ltd

ISBN: 9351524442

Category: Medical

Page: 1550

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Prosthodontics is the subspecialty of dentistry that deals with the aesthetic restoration and replacement of teeth. The second edition of this textbook has been fully revised and updated to provide undergraduates with the latest advances in the field of prosthodontics. Divided into six sections, each part provides in depth detail on a specific type of prosthesis – complete dentures, removable partial dentures, fixed partial dentures, maxillofacial prosthesis, implants, and dental materials. The section on implants has been completely reorganised with the addition of new chapters, and the section on dental materials is brand new to this edition. The book includes discussion on anatomical land marks and lab procedures, as well as evidence based clinical practice and operating techniques. More than 3000 clinical photographs, diagrams, concept maps and charts enhance learning and enable quick revision. Key points Fully revised, second edition providing latest advances in prosthodontics Features brand new section on dental materials Highly illustrated with more than 3000 clinical photographs, diagrams and charts Previous edition (9788180611995) published in 2006

Phillips' Science of Dental Materials

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Author: Kenneth J. Anusavice,Chiayi Shen,H. Ralph Rawls

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1437724183

Category: Medical

Page: 571

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Rev. ed. of: Phillips' science of dental materials / [edited by] Kenneth J. Anusavice. 11th ed. c2003.

The history of the health care sciences and health care, 1700-1980

a selective annotated bibliography

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Author: Jonathon Erlen

Publisher: Scholarly Title

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 1028

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5004 entries to selected monographic and serial literature that guide the reader through the history of science and technology. International subject coverage. Introduction discusses sources of references. Arrangement is by MeSH (1980) subject headings. An asterisk indicates an academic thesis or dissertation. Each entry gives the bibliographical information and brief annotation. Index.