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From the Indus Valley Civilization and its hand operated bow drills to today’s sterile dental instruments dentistry evolved and became more humane. Still, its history was not without curves and dead ends. Learn more about dentistry history.
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.