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Fun Fact August 12, 2020.

12 August 2020


It’s one of the worlds oldest professions.  No, not that one.  I’m talking about the one that most of us would rather not have to deal with; dentistry.  Humans have been performing dental procedures for the past 7,000 years.  Skeletal remains show evidence of teeth having been drilled with flint tools to remove decay, a method found to be “surprisingly effective” according to scientists.  Effective, but pretty painful I’d guess. The worlds first dental school was opened on February 21, 1828 in Bainbridge, Ohio by Dr. John M. Harris and helped to establish dentistry as a health profession.  Today it is a dental museum. The first dental college, Baltimore College of Dental Surgery, opened in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1840.