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Historically, dental extractions have been used to treat a variety of illnesses. During the Middle Ages and throughout the 19th century, dentistry was not a profession in itself, and often dental procedures were performed by barbers or general physicians. Barbers usually limited their practice to extracting teeth which alleviated pain and associated chronic tooth infection.
Instruments used for dental extractions date back several centuries. In the 14th century, Guy de Chauliac most probably invented the dental pelican  resembling a pelican 's beak which was used to perform dental extractions up until the late 18th century. The pelican was replaced by the dental key  which, in turn, was replaced by modern forceps in the 19th century.
The Royal Commission on the National Health Service in reported that there were then more than twice as many registered dentists per 10, population in the UK than there were in The French surgeon Pierre Fauchard became known as the "father of modern dentistry".
Despite the limitations of the primitive surgical instruments during the late 17th and early 18th century, Fauchard was a highly skilled surgeon who made remarkable improvisations of dental instruments, often adapting tools from watchmakers , jewelers and even barbers , that he thought could be used in dentistry.
He introduced dental fillings as treatment for dental cavities. He asserted that sugar derivate acids like tartaric acid were responsible for dental decay , and also suggested that tumors surrounding the teeth and in the gums could appear in the later stages of tooth decay.
He suggested that substitutes could be made from carved blocks of ivory or bone. He also introduced dental braces , although they were initially made of gold, he discovered that the teeth position could be corrected as the teeth would follow the pattern of the wires. Waxed linen or silk threads were usually employed to fasten the braces.
His contributions to the world of dental science consist primarily of his publication Le chirurgien dentiste or The Surgeon Dentist. The French text included "basic oral anatomy and function, dental construction, and various operative and restorative techniques, and effectively separated dentistry from the wider category of surgery".
In he entered into a period of collaboration with the London-based dentist James Spence. He began to theorise about the possibility of tooth transplants from one person to another.
He realised that the chances of an initially, at least successful tooth transplant would be improved if the donor tooth was as fresh as possible and was matched for size with the recipient. These principles are still used in the transplantation of internal organs.
The authors are to be congratulated on a first class textbook, if not qp. The volume contains abstracts of papers from 55 journals four British selected from a survey of nearly American and foreign publications. The material is divided into 11 sections ranging from Craniofacial Growth and Development via Cariology!
The material is of necessity more than a year old and cannot be used as a review of the literature on a particular subject. The reader may alight on an article of interest in the section relevant to his specialty but is more likely to find the book a useful way to gain insight into recent work on subjects other than his own.
The criteria for selection has to be questioned considering the occasional critical comment, particularly in the chapter on temporomandibular joint dysfunction. The book is nicely produced using an easily readable typeface on matt paper. The quality of reproduction of photographs from the original articles is excellent. The volume should be considered as an anthology-to be dipped into-by dedicated insomniacs perhaps. Textbook of Dental Pharmacology.