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= · = The first REAL DENTIST was Pierre F= auchard. In 1728 he wrote the first book about dentistry called “The Surgeon Dentist (Le Chirurgien Dentiste)”. Before him dentistry wa= s like a club where you would pay someone to teach you all he knows about dentistry (which wasn’t much).
&mi= ddot; = Dentist's Chair-In 1848, Waldo Hanchett patented the dental chair.=
&mi= ddot; = Dentist's Drill-On January 26, 1875, George Green patented the first electric dental drill
&mi= ddot; = The first local anesthetic used in dentistry= was Cocaine introduced as an anesthetic by Carl Koller in 1884
&mi= ddot; = Alfred P. Southwic= k (a dentist) developed the idea of using electric current as a method of execution a= fter having witnessed an intoxicated man die after having touched an exposed terminal on a live generator
&mi= ddot; = An elephant’s molar is 1 foot wide (= 30cm) and weighs almost 10 pound (about 5 kg).
&mi= ddot; = The toothbrush is 500 years old
&mi= ddot; = More people use a blue toothb= rush than a red toothbrush
&mi= ddot; = You will spend 38.5 days brushing your teeth= in your life
&mi= ddot; = Toothpaste<= /strong> was invented 100 = years ago – so people brushed for 400 years without it
= · = Year commercial floss was first manufac= tured: 1882
= · = Material it was first made of: silk&nbs= p;
= · = Newest material: Gore-tex
= · = Amount bought per person: 18 yards = ;
= · = Amount that should be bought per person: 122 yards (figuring one foot a day)
In 1994 a prison inmate in
&mi= ddot; = According to a study carried out by the Association of American Press
o&nb= sp; 50% of people consider the smile the first facial feature they notice
o&nb= sp; 80% are not happy with their smile
Respondents were 7 times more likely to have
periodontal, smile enhancement procedures,
o&nb= sp; Smile enhanced procedures outnumbered eyelid surgeries 5 to 1
o&nb= sp; 73% of Americans would rather go grocery shopping than floss.
&mi= ddot; = 90% of systemic diseases have oral manifestations.
&mi= ddot; = Like fingerprints, everyone’s tongue p= rint is different.
&mi= ddot; = The average woman smiles about 62 times a da= y. A man? Only 8!
&mi= ddot; = Kids laugh<= /strong> 400 times a day. = Adults around 15 times a day
&mi= ddot; = Smilers in school yearboo= ks are more likely to have successful careers and marriages than poker faced peers=
&mi= ddot; = More than 51 million hours of school are lost each year by children due to dental related illness
&mi= ddot; = Employed adults lose more than 164 million h= ours of work each year due to oral health problems or dental visits= span>
According to a 1997 Gallup Poll, dentistry is
the fifth most trusted profession in America
&mi= ddot; = Dentists rate big (61%) in ethics poll for honesty and trustworthy
&mi= ddot; = Americans spent nearly $2.025 billion on Halloween candy this year. That would fund the National Institute of Dental= and Craniofacial Research for almost six years.
&mi= ddot; = $1.8 Billion dollars is the total annual consumer spending on toothpaste.
&mi= ddot; = $775 Million dollars is the total annual consumer spending on toothbrushes.
&mi= ddot; = $885 Million dollars if the total annual consumer spending on oral antiseptics/rinses
The most valuable tooth belonged to Sir Isaac
Newton. In 1816 one of his teeth was sold in
&mi= ddot; = More than 300 types of bacteria make up dent= al plaque.
&mi= ddot; = Brief History of the Dentist:
o&nb= sp; Dentistry BC - All cultures of the world bla= med toothaches on one of three causes: tooth demons, tooth worms, or humo= rs (unbalanced body fluids). Dentistry was more than likely first practi= ced by a priest who used prayers to bring about a cure.
Dentistry early AD - Romans began to use gold
crowns on teeth. In
Dentistry Middle Ages - during the Early Mid=
o&nb= sp; Dentistry Present time – There are now many times of specialty ranging from the what surrounds the tooth to what’s in the tooth