The evolution of the dental profession throughout history by Dr.D. Karama Mohammad Tayeb Al-Naimi

From barber to dentist

In the fifth century BC the idea of ​​tooth replacement began to grow. Any natural dental compensation when injured.

Using an arc and perforated drill head. And be a hole in the cavity of the tooth and filled with a mixture of organic fluids in order to prevent

Growth of bacteria.

They believed that the cause of decay was a change in the lifestyle of food from hunting (proteins) to agriculture (sugars).

Then, in 455 BC and in Slovenia, the fillings of the wax rose. The reason for choosing wax is that

It is anti-corrosion and has chemical stability and thermal insulation.

Then came the Egyptian Pharaonic civilization (332-3100 BC) and used papyrus to treat the jaw

In addition to the use of wires of gold to install industrial compensation

Egyptian civilization has also divided dentists into:

The person who handles the teeth.
The person taking care of the teeth.
First Dentist.
First Dentist and Royal House.
Then came the Romans and the Greeks (400-500 BC).

Hippocrates and Aristotle invented a fluid to strengthen the teeth and treated the pain using the seeds fumes of deprived plants and inhaled and then wash the mouth with warm water to expel the worms. And then reached a toothpaste consisting of bone and dry stone and time.

The Mayan civilization came in 2000 BC. At this time they used herbs for local anesthesia. The law of Hammurabi appeared, and there was a clause in his law that held the actor responsible for removing all his teeth.

Then came the era of Islam. And started in the Arabian Peninsula and emerged the Islamic civilization and emerged multiple sciences, including the science of dentistry, which stressed the need to wash the mouth five times a day and every light before the prayer and reached to know the toothbrush and stressed on the cleanliness of the mouth of our Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him said clean teeth disinfectant mouth and patient To the Lord.


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