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And... rinse!

The awkward invitation for patients to swish and spit is a welcome sign that time in the dentist's chair is up...


Queensland dentists' service in the army dental corps WWII

How did WW2 affect Queensland dentists?


Who was Queensland's first female dentist?

Dentistry was in a state of flux when women were first recorded performing dental treatment...

Alessandra Boi


Foundation of the Brisbane Dental Hospital 1917

In the early stages, the dental hospital in Elizabeth St, with its single chair, was staffed by a rotating roster of volunteer dentists


Quite comfortable? Evolution of the dental chair

Commercially manufactured chairs were not available until the 1850s


Tooth carpenters to be: the life of dentistry students

Studying dentistry in the twentieth century


The Queensland School Dental Service

Committed dentists and public servants fought to give every young Queenslander the opportunity to receive dental care


Dentistry in Queensland: a timeline

Learn more about how ADAQ paved the path from charlatanism to profession in our state


Evolution of dental knowledge

For millennia, humans believed magic was the only toothache cure; as it turns out, fighting teeth troubles does not need supernatural powers...


Hand drills

HIstory of dental drills


Foot pedal drill treadle

HIstory of dental drills


Extraction horrors: Dental Keys

History of extractions