When the dentistry began, it was a very savage craft. It stayed like that for many centuries and it would stay like that today if there were no these people who made science out of it. Read about famous dentists.
Pierre Fauchard is considered as a founder and a "father of modern dentistry". He pioneered many techniques, instruments and ideas that were used for years to come and influenced many young medical minds in the Age of enlightenment and later.
In the times before gender equality it was hard to be a woman in the dentistry. But some of them were not discouraged by that. This is the timeline of famous women in dentistry.