Thomas W. Evans, an American dentist developed silver amalgam tooth fillings while in France during 1845. The formula mixed silver with tin and trace amounts of copper, and he became Emperor Louis Napoleon’s dentist.
Thomas W. Evans
Thomas W. Evans
- A History of Amalgam fillings. – Jack Levine, DDS
1826: The dental amalgam mercury filling was first used in England and France. 1830: Amalgam fillings were first used in the United States. Numerous harmful effects were soon widely reported. 1840: The American Society of Dental Surgeons denounced the use of amalgams due to concerns about mercury poisoning.
- A Brief History of Amalgams | Hopkins, MN | Tooth by the Lake
1826: The dental amalgam mercury filling was first used in England and France. 1830: Amalgam fillings were used in the United States. Numerous harmful …
- French dentists move away from mercury fillings | World news | The …
Feb 8, 2011 – Most people in France are living with mercury fillings, probably without … of what are technically known as dental amalgam fillings, allegedly responsible … less for two reasons: the fuss about mercury has made them cautious, …
- The History of Dental Fillings and How They Have Changed Over Time
Aug 27, 2018 – Today’s dentists offer a range of dental filling materials that work … The ancient Etruscans reportedly created dental prosthetics including gold crowns. … The duo was originally from Poland but they studied dentistry in France.
- Mercury and Silver Amalgam Fillings, History of Dental Amalgam
1819, Invention of silver/mercury amalgam by the English chemist, Bell. 1826, First use of dental amalgam in England and France. 1830, Amalgam fillings first …