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A Remembrance by Monsieur Jean Claude de Vaux
I'll begin with the beginning of Modern Dentistry:
It was between 1650 and 1800 that the science of modern dentistry developed. And in 1728 Pierre Fauchard, who was widely acknowledged as the "Father of Modern Dentistry" published "LeChirurgien Dentiste"( Lee Shee Roo Gee-Au- Don Teets) which contained detailed information about all aspects of contemporary dentistry. It was his lead that encouraged others, and for example, before the end of the century in England the distinguished surgeon, John Hunter, had published his book entitled"The Natural History of the Human Teeth"., and the first course of dental lectures was established at Guy's Hospital in London.
The 1770s saw many advances in all areas of science, technology and medicine. Dentistry was blessed with a number of great French scientists and practioners who laid the foundation for modern dental practice, and not the least of which is Pierre Fauchard.
So lets travel back now in time to the 17th century, and I would like to have my colleague and close friend now speak to you about Monsieur Pierre Fauchard.