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Metal ‘Gauge for selecting artificial teeth’ patented by John A Wavrin in 1921
Memories of a paediatric dentist in the 1950s
A variety of implements have been used to keep a patient’s mouth open for dentistry, oral surgery, and anaesthesia...
André Lenief patented its invention in 1923.
At a time when toothbrushes were still expensive to purchase, interchangeable heads meant worn and smelly bristles could be discarded but the handles reused.
HIstory of dental drills
Who invented the dental chair? When was anaesthetics first used in dentistry? Find the answer and more in this short timeline
Learn more about how ADAQ paved the path from charlatanism to profession in our state
Committed dentists and public servants fought to give every young Queenslander the opportunity to receive dental care
Studying dentistry in the twentieth century
Dentistry was in a state of flux when women were first recorded performing dental treatment...
In the early stages, the dental hospital in Elizabeth St, with its single chair, was staffed by a rotating roster of volunteer dentists
How did WW2 affect Queensland dentists?
The awkward invitation for patients to swish and spit is a welcome sign that time in the dentist's chair is up...
Commercially manufactured chairs were not available until the 1850s
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