Cupertino Cosmetic Dentist Honors Famous Dentists in History

When we look into the past, it’s amazing to see how much progress mankind has made in science, medicine, and dentistry. Today, we can restore teeth with beautiful biocompatible crowns and fillings and use cosmetic dental procedures to whiten and conceal imperfections such as chips and gaps. We are accustomed to having access to excellent dental care that wouldn’t be possible without the hard work and advancements made by dental professionals in history. Your Cupertino cosmetic dentist, Dr. Randall LaFrom discusses the progress famous dentists made in the past.

Famous Dentists and Their Advancements

Pierre Fauchard – This French dentist composed a large text titled “The Surgeon Dentist” where he detailed precise instructions on addressing oral health problems and the orthodontic methods he used in the 1700’s. Historians refer to him as “The Father of Modern Dentistry.”

Horace Wells – Dr. Wells was the first dentist to use nitrous oxide “laughing gas” as an anesthetic when he performed dental procedures.

Chapin Harris – The first publication of the American Journal on Modern Dentistry was written by Chapin Harris where he recorded his methods and research. In future publications, Dr. Harris invited other dentists throughout the country to contribute to this journal.

Sir James Crichton Browne – This Englishman was the first doctor to advocate the use of fluoride to strengthen tooth enamel.

Modern Dentistry in Cupertino

Dr. LaFrom utilizes the latest technology to deliver top-notch oral healthcare to residents of Cupertino and the surrounding areas. We use digital X-rays, lasers, CAD-CAM, advanced oral cancer and cavity detection technologies, and state of the art procedures for restoring teeth and improving the appearance of smiles.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. LaFrom for general, cosmetic, or restorative dentistry, contact our Cupertino dentist office at (408) 996-8595. We serve patients from Sunnyvale, Saratoga, Campbell, Cupertino, San Jose, and Santa Clara County.

~ by cupertinodentist on May 21, 2012.

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