The First Dentistry Textbook

The text book was called “The Operator for the Teeth”, published in England in 1685, by Charles Allen. This Dentistry Textbook was the first to be printed in english.

Additional Information:

  • Dentistry – Wikipedia
    Dentistry is a branch of medicine that is involved in the study, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases, disorders and conditions of the oral cavity, commonly in the dentition but also the oral mucosa, and of adjacent and related structures and tissues, particularly in the maxillofacial (jaw and facial) area.
  • History of Dentistry Timeline – American Dental Association
    A Sumerian text of this date describes “tooth worms” as the cause of dental decay…Death of Hesy-Re, an Egyptian scribe, often called the first “dentist.” An inscription on his tomb includes the title “the greatest of those who deal with teeth, and of physicians.” This is the earliest known reference to a person identified as a dental practitioner.
Date:
      1685
Name(s):
      Charles Allen
Occupation:
      Publisher
Location:
      England


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