King James IV of Scotland Practiced Dentistry

King James IV of Scotland, practiced dentistry learning how to extract and cauterize teeth from a barber in 1503, Continue reading

Silver Amalgam Fillings Invented in France

Thomas W. Evans, an American dentist developed silver amalgam tooth fillings while in France during 1845. Continue reading

Dentistry Discipline Recognized by the University of Paris

The University of Paris added dentistry instruction as a formal discipline in 1580. Continue reading

Louis XIV – King of France

Louis XIV (5 September 1638 - 1 September 1715), known as Louis the Great (Louis le Grand) or the Sun King (le Roi Soleil), was a monarch of the House of Bourbon who reigned as King of France from 1643 until his death in 1715. Continue reading

Dentists with professional credentials

In 1699, when King Louis XIV authorized the College of Surgeons admit dentistry students to take a two-year course in the mouth surgery and tooth restoration. Continue reading

Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen

Born to a German father and a Dutch mother, Röntgen attended high school in Utrecht, Netherlands. Continue reading

Dental X-rays

C. Edmund Kells of New Orleans, LA, USA, a dentist and inventor, built the first X-ray machine in the United States in 1896, which was shortly after the discovery of radiography by the German scientist Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen in 1895. Continue reading

George Eastman

George Eastman (July 12, 1854 – March 14, 1932) was an American entrepreneur who founded the Eastman Kodak Company and popularized the use of roll film, helping to bring photography to the mainstream. Continue reading

The First Dentistry Textbook

The text book was called "The Operator for the Teeth", published in England in 1685, by Charles Allen. Continue reading

Dental Clinics Free for the poor children

Possibly set up as a program by Rochester Dental Society, eventually getting funding by George Eastman, Eastman Kodak Company, then the name changed to Eastman Dental Dispensary. Continue reading