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Hesi-Re (3000-2151 BC) Egyptian

The earliest dentist known by name.

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Dr. C. Edmund Kells (1856-1928)

A New Orleans dentist credited with the employing the first dental assistant.

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Robert Tanner Freeman

The first African-American student in the first dental class at Harvard University.

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Ida Gray-Rollins (1867-1953)

The first African-American woman in the U. S. to earn a dental degree.

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Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen (1845-1923)

A Bavarian/German physicist who discovered the x-ray beam in 1895

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Ambrose Paré (1510-1590)

Writes extensively about dentistry, including extractions.

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Pierre Fauchard (1678-1761)

Becomes the “Father of Modern Dentistry.”

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John Hunter (1728-1793)

Performs the first scientific study of teeth.

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Horace Wells (1844)

Uses nitrous oxide for the relief of dental pain.

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G. V. Black (1895)

Becomes the “Grand Old Man of Dentistry” and perfects amalgam.

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Frederick McKay (1908)

Discovers that fluoride is associated with the prevention of dental caries.

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Dr. George Blue Spruce, Jr.

First Native-American dentist in the U. S. that graduated Dental School from Creighton University in 1956.

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Jessica A. Rickert

The first recognized Native-American female dentist in 1975.

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Who are the members of the dental health care team?

Dentist ( general or specialist)
Dental assistant (clinical, expanded functions, business)
Dental hygienist
Dental laboratory technician

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Dentist

Oral healthcare professionals hi is legally and ultimately responsible for the care of patients and for the supervision of all other members (auxiliaries) of the team.

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Dental Assistant

Oral healthcare professional trained to provide supportive procedures for the dentist and patients.

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Dental Hygienist

Oral healthcare professional trained to remove deposits on the teeth, expose radiographs, place tropical fluoride and dental sealants, and provide patients with oral healthcare instructions.

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Dental Laboratory Technician

Professional who performs dental laboratory services, such as fabricating crowns, bridges, and dentures, as specified by the dentist’s written prescription.

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How many specialties are there in dentistry? List them.

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Dental Public Health
Endodontics
Oral and maxillofacial radiology
Oral and maxillofacial surgery
Oral pathology
Orthodontics
Pedodontics
Periodontics
Prosthodontics

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Dental Public Health

Dental specialty that promotes oral health through organized community efforts.

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Endodontics (Endodontist)

Dental specialty that involves the causes, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases and injuries of the PULP and associated structures. Root canal specialist.

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Oral and maxillofacial radiology

New dental specialty that deals with the diagnosis of diseases of the jaws, head, and neck through various forms of images, including x-ray films (radiographs).

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Oral and maxillofacial surgery (Oral surgeon)

Dental specialty that involves the diagnosis and SURGICAL treatment of diseases, injuries, and defects of the oral and maxillofacial regions. Involves significantly more than tooth extraction.

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Oral pathology (Oral pathologist)

Dental specialty that involves the nature of diseases affecting the ORAL CAVITY and ADJACENT STRUCTURES. Major function is to perform biopsies and work closely with oral surgeons to provide a diagnosis.

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Orthodontics (Orthodontist)

Dental specialty that involves the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of MALOCCLUSIONS of the teeth and associated structures. Braces specialist.

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Pedodontics ( Pedodontist)

Dental specialty that involves the oral health care of children from birth ( neonatal) to adolescence. Also, patients with special needs in these age of groups. Children specialist.

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Periodontics (Periodontist)

Dental specialty that involves the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the ORAL TISSUES supporting and surrounding the teeth. Gum disease specialist. (loose teeth/elderly)

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Prosthodontics (Prosthodontist)

Dental specialty that involves the restoration and replacement of the teeth with artificial constructs such as crowns, bridges, and dentures. Most likely for big, more difficult cases.

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Essential aspects of professional appearance.

Good health- eating well-balanced meals.
Good grooming- short nails, hair away from face, personal cleanliness ( oral hygiene, body odor, and etc.)
Appropriate dress- clean, wrinkle-free and wear over appropriate undergarments

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Circulating assistant (six-handed dentistry)

Extra pair of hand when needed throughout the clinical areas of the practice.