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Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Dentists Day

Dentist's day occurs annually on March 6th. The day was created to honor all dentist and to say "thank you" . A statement that may not always occur following dental work. To salute all dentist every where lets take a look back at some dentist through history. 

Pierre Fauchard a French physician was known as the "father of modern dentistry." Pierre was credited for writing the complete scientific description of dentistry. The description was shared in the book Le Chirurgien Dentiste. The book was published in 1728 and described oral anatomy and function, signs and symptoms of oral pathology,  operative methods for removing decay and restoring teeth, periodontal disease (pyorrhea), replacement of missing teeth and tooth transplantation. 

Dentistry is defined as a branch of medicine that consists of the study, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases, disorders and conditions of the oral cavity. From the earliest times individuals have been trying to figure out what causes tooth decay and what should be done about it. In ancient times "tooth worms" were blamed for tooth decay. Around the time of Hippocrates and Aristotle dentistry care was treating decayed teeth and gum disease, extracting teeth with forceps and using wires to stabilize loose teeth and fractured jaws. 

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