History of Dentistry Timeline

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  1. In 5000 BC, a Sumerian text describes _______ as the cause of dental decay.
    “tooth worms”
  2. An Egyptian scribe, often called the first “dentist.”
  3. An Egyptian text refers to diseases of the teeth and various toothache remedies.
    the Ebers Papyrus
  4. A Roman medical writer, writes extensively in his important compendium of medicine on oral hygiene, stabilization of loose teeth, and treatments for toothache, teething pain, and jaw fractures.
  5. Group of barbers who were educated and trained to perform complex surgical operations
  6. Group of Barbers who performed more routine hygienic services including shaving, bleeding and tooth extraction.
    lay barbers, or barber-surgeons,
  7. A series of royal decrees in France prohibitlay barbers from practicing all surgical procedures except
    • 1.bleeding
    • 2.cupping
    • 3.leeching
    • 4.extracting teeth.
  8. The first book devoted entirely to dentistry, is published in Germany
    The Little Medicinal Book for All Kinds of Diseases and Infirmities of the Teeth (ArtzneyBuchlein),
  9. Known as the Father of Surgery
    Ambrose Pare
  10. Pierre Fauchard, a French surgeon publishes The Surgeon Dentist (Book title)
    A Treatise on Teeth (Le ChirurgienDentiste).

    • Credited as being the Father of Modern Dentistry because his book was the first to describe a comprehensive system for the practice of dentistry including basic oral anatomy and function, operative and restorative techniques, and denture construction.
    • Pierre Fauchard
  11. Describes a gold crown and post to be retained in the root canal.
    Claude Mouton
  12. He recommends white enameling for gold crowns for a more esthetic appearance.
    Claude Mouton
  13. The earliest medically-trained dentist to practice in America, immigrates from England and sets up practice.
    John Baker
  14. The first native-born American dentist.
    Isaac Greenwood
  15. Places advertisements in a Boston newspaper offering his services as a dentist.
    Paul Revere
  16. Writes the Treatise on the Human Teeth, the first dental book published in America.
    Richard C. Skinner
  17. Invents the first reclining dental chair.
    James Snell
  18. Introduce amalgam filling material in the United States under the name Royal Mineral Succedaneum.
    The Crawcours (two brothers from France)
  19. Conducts the first successful public demonstration of the use of ether anesthesia for surgery.
    Dentist William Morton
  20. Originates the cohesive gold foil method allowing dentists to insert gold into a cavity with minimal pressure.
    Robert Arthur
  21. Develops the rubber dam, a piece of elastic rubber fitted over a tooth by means of weights.
    Sanford C. Barnum
  22. The first woman to earn a dental degree.
    Lucy Beaman Hobbs 
  23. The first African-American to earn a dental degree.
    Dr. Robert Tanner Freeman
  24. The first pump-type hydraulic dental chair.
    The Wilkerson chair
  25. The first African-Americanwoman to earn a dental degree, graduates from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry.
    Ida Gray
  26. Devises the porcelain jacket crown.
    Charles Land
  27. German chemist, formulates the local anesthetic procain, later marketed under the trade name Novocain.
    Alfred Einhorn
  28. Invents a “lost wax”casting machine, allowing dentists to make precision cast fillings.
    William Taggart 
  29. Inserts the first Vitallium dentalscrew implant.
    Alvin Strock
  30. The first successful biocompatible implant metal, had been developed a year earlier by Charles Venable, an orthopedic surgeon.
  31. A Swiss chemist, develops the first system of bonding acrylic resin to dentin.
    Oskar Hagger
  32. The first school of dentistry in the Philippines
    De Ocampo Memorial College
  33. The first Dental College recognized by the Philippine government and authorized to confer the degree of Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) in March 25, 1916 and Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) in December 19, 1932
    Philippine Dental College ( Colegio Dental del Liceo de Manila )
  34. Dentistry in University of the Philippines
  35. Dentistry in National University
  36. Dentistry in Centro Escolar University
  37. Dentistry in Manila College of Dentistry
  38. Four new schools of dentistry were established in 1948. What are these?
    • In Luzon, the Philippine College of Dental Medicine ( Now College of Dentistry of the University of the East)
    • In Visayas, Southwestern Colleges, Iloilo City Colleges & University of San Agustin.
  39. Means the dentist practices as a oneman practitioner Partnership and Group Practice
    Private Practice Individual/ Solo Practice
  40. Affords a novice dental practitioner a grand opportunity whether in the employ of the national or local government
    Public Health Dentist
  41. Dentists practicing in a private hospital
    Hospital Dentists
  42. Dentists who wishes to make use of their specialized skills serving in the AFP dental corps unit
    Military Dentists (Dental Service Militare)
  43. Dentists employ by private company or industry in a full-time basis or retainership
    Industry / Company Dentists
  44. Dentists who seeks employment in a private school /college or university
    School Dentists
  45. Dentists who opt to pursue a career in teaching - Requires education units in teaching - Administrative skills and capabilities
    Dental Educator
  46. A dental practitioner who choose to do research or investigation in any dental field or specialization
    Dental Researchers
  47. Practice is retained in a family or class of practitioner with the patient load inherited by the beginner member.
    Heritage Practice
  48. Dental Subjects (8)
    • Operative Dentistry,
    • Prosthetic Dentistry,
    • Orthodontics,
    • Dental Surgery,
    • Pedodontics,
    • Periodontics,
    • Dental Radiology,
    • Endodontics
  49. A branch of medicine that is concerned with the study, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diseases, disorders and conditions of the oral cavity, the maxillofacial area and the adjacent and associated structures.
  50. Help dentists with various tasks like sterilizing instruments and equipment, taking and developing dental x-rays, taking impressions of patients’ teeth, and scheduling appointments.
    Dental assistants
  51. Its duties include cleaning teeth, examining patients for signs of oral diseases like gingivitis, and provide other preventative dental care under the supervision of a dentist.
    dental hygienist
  52. These professionals manufacture dental prosthetics, such as bridges, crowns and dentures according to the specification sent by the dentist.
    Dental laboratory technicians
  53. Oversees the daily operations of the dental office. They manage staff schedules, train office staff, assess staff performance, oversee finances, monitor inventory and order supplies, among other things.
    Office Manager
  54. The staff in a dental office assumes numerous administrative roles, including receptionists, appointment schedulers, and accounting and billing specialists.
    Office Staff
  55. Usually performs dental and oral health care prevention and maintenance services like teeth cleaning, fluoride treatments, cavity fillings and root canals. In some instances, the general dentist may also treat diseases of nerve, pulp and other dental tissues affecting oral hygiene and retention of teeth.
    General Dentists
  56. Specialize on jaw alignment and positioning of the teeth. They use different methods and oral appliances to straighten and realign crooked or misaligned teeth.
  57. A dentist who specializes in the care of the supporting structures of teeth that are known as periodontium, such as gums, the alveolar bone and periodontal ligament. Periontal diseases are usually a result of bacterial accumulation and inflammation.
  58. Provides surgical care for teeth, jaws and facial bones.
    Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon
  59. Focuses on aesthetic dentistry, which is aimed at improving the appearance rather than the patients’ health.
    cosmetic dentist
  60. This field focuses on the management of diseases of the tooth pulp and surrounding areas. A root canal is the most well-known endodontic procedure.
  61. This field focuses on treating dental problems with prostheses, which include dentures, crowns, and dental bridges and replacing dental implants.
  62. This field involves the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the face, mouth, and jaw.
    Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology
  63. This field involves using x-rays and other imaging technologies to study diseases of the face, mouth, and jaw.
    Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology
  64. The upper jaw is known as the
  65. The teeth located in the maxillae form an arch and are referred to as
    maxillary teeth.
  66. The lower jaw is called the
  67. The teeth located in the mandible are referred to as
    mandibular teeth.
  68. The first set of teeth we get. These are often referred to as baby teeth.
    Primary Dentition
  69. There are how many teeth in primary dentition
  70. The second set of teeth we get. These are often referred to as adult teeth.
    Permanent Dentition
  71. There are how many teeth in the permanent dentition.
    32 teeth
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