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Dentistry would not be where it is today (and as far away as it could be from where it started) it there were no brave people who dared to experiment and to think differently. Read more about famous dentists.
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.
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.