A Brief History of Dentistry and Oral Health, Part 1

A Brief History of Dentistry and Oral Health, Part 1

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Stuff You Missed in History Class

Monday, 16 May

This first episode covers the earliest ways humans cared for their teeth, including the belief that demons might have something to do with tooth decay. We move all the way up to the 18th century, as dentistry became a profession in the U.S., including a surprising early practitioner.

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