Monday, March 15, 2010

The Evolution of Dentistry

Can you imagine waking up with a toothache and visiting your local barber for treatment? Back in the 1700's, it was common for barbers to treat dental emergencies, and do extractions! They would also perform minor general surgeries and embalming services in addition to cutting hair! SCARY.

There is a link below to an article that documents the evolution of dentistry by era. This is really an interesting read.

1 comment:

Dentist in Orange said...

That was a very nice article on the historical developments of dentistry. All I can say is, thank goodness I was born in this century.