Pierre Fauchard

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French dentist

Why Is Pierre Fauchard Influential?

According to Wikipedia, Pierre Fauchard was a French physician, credited as being the "father of modern dentistry". He is widely known for writing the first complete scientific description of dentistry, Le Chirurgien Dentiste , published in 1728. The book described basic oral anatomy and function, signs and symptoms of oral pathology, operative methods for removing decay and restoring teeth, periodontal disease , orthodontics, replacement of missing teeth, and tooth transplantation.

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