The launch of the Journal of Dental Research lays the foundation for the recording of monumental findings in the field of oral health.
It’s a series of firsts for the newly formed International Association for Dental Research — from new chapters and leaders to the inaugural general meeting — as well as for standards in the overall field of dental science.
Researchers focus their attention on the role water and nutrition play in oral health, while toothbrush bristles get a makeover and IADR goes international.
In a decade of major dental advancements, fluoride makes its debut in drinking water, the precursor to dental sealants is developed and a U.S. president signs a dental research act into law.
A series of milestones are achieved in the areas of materials and equipment, improving dental processes and the patient experience.
The use of dental crowns becomes more widespread. Gingivitis takes center stage.
The importance of the six-month dental examination is debunked. Sealants continue to improve.
Innovation continues with the introduction of intraoral scanning technology.
Lighting innovations and computerized medical records make their way into the dental world, while restorative care and dental research also see advancements.
The United States Surgeon General emphasizes the importance of oral care to overall health. Metal braces of yesteryear get a plasticized makeover.
Water once again comes into focus with a worldwide commitment to reduce mercury pollution. A century of dental research is celebrated.