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Army Embraced Dental Care, Dentures During WWI

Dentures have come a long way over the past 100 years, but a recent post about World War I-era dentistry on the Australian Army website demonstrates that dentures and other types of dental work were given great consideration on the battlefield. Dentures even supplied some important functionality to soldiers missing teeth aside [...]

Blast from the Past: A Look at Sydney’s ‘Mad Dentist’

Despite the frequent portrayal of dentists in popular culture as sinister characters who enjoy using drills, most dentists are compassionate people with a genuine interest in and enthusiasm for helping others enjoy the benefits of a healthy smile. There are, however, some dark corners in dentistry’s past. One of Sydney’s most famous, and infamous, crimes [...]

ANZACs Landed at Gallipoli without Dentists

This Saturday, we celebrate ANZAC Day in recognition of the 100th anniversary of the disastrous landing at Gallipoli on 25 April 1915. Among the tragic realities of this landing is that the troops were not accompanied by dentists. Although today we consider dental health as an important aspect of the overall health of [...]