100 Years of Dental Innovations/100th Dental Blog Post Celebration!Dr. Kim | March 23, 2011
To celebrate our Riverside, California Biological Dental Blog’s 100th post I am going to reveal what I think are the top dental innovations in the past 100 years.
1903- The first porcelain crown was invented by Charles Land
1905- A German Chemist introduced Novocain anesthetic.
1938- First synthetic nylon bristle toothbrush on the market.
1939- First electric toothbrush developed in Switzerland. GE introduced the first rechargeable toothbrush in 1961.
1957- French dentist Bourdet introduced his knowledge in a book on tooth alignment and appliances with orthodontics.
1957- First high speed hand drill for densitry.
1960- First dental laser developed to work on soft tissue procedures.
1982- Dental implants deemed safe.
1997- Invisalign Braces were invented.
1990′s- Composite white resin material improved to handle the pressure of the molar teeth.
1990′s- beginning of cosmetic dentistry era…veneers, bleaching, and dental implants gain popularity.
2000′s- Mercury controversy begins; research on its toxicity to the body
Fluoride controversy….research shows it is not effective at preventing tooth decay.
2000′s- Medical industry finally agrees that oral health is directly linked to total body heath.
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