The history of dentistry : an honors thesis (HONRS 499)

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dc.contributor.advisor Chatot, Clare L. en_US Harris, Bradley A. en_US 2011-06-06T18:57:18Z 2011-06-06T18:57:18Z 2007 en_US 2007
dc.identifier.other A-330 en_US
dc.description.abstract The history of dentistry is a fascinating subject that spans the last five thousand years. Beginning with the people of Mesopotamia and the Ancient Egyptians, the field of dentistry has evolved from using simple tools made by hand to high-speed electrical drills, digital x-rays, and other state of the art inventions used by today's dentists. It is important to be aware of how this field has transformed in order to have a greater appreciation of what is available for patients in the modem office. In order to develop this better understanding of the field, I give an overview of the history of dentistry starting with ancient times. Gradually, I discuss important events and people that have made an impact on the field as well as dental inventions that improved that way dentistry was practiced. In concluding, I interviewed a current dentist to get her perspective on how she sees dentistry today and where it is heading in the future.
dc.description.sponsorship Honors College
dc.format.extent 24 leaves : ill. ; 30 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Medicine. en_US
dc.title The history of dentistry : an honors thesis (HONRS 499) en_US
dc.type Undergraduate senior honors thesis Thesis (B.?.)
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    Honors theses submitted to the Honors College by Ball State University undergraduate students in partial fulfillment of degree requirements.

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