The Etruscans and the History of Dentistry: The Golden Smile through the Ages

1st Edition

Marshall J. Becker, Jean MacIntosh Turfa

Published March 1, 2017
Reference - 416 Pages
ISBN 9781138677913 - CAT# Y231767
Series: Routledge Monographs in Classical Studies

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The Etruscans and the History of Dentistry offers a study of the construction and use of gold dental appliances in ancient Etruscan culture, and their place within the framework of a general history of dentistry, with special emphasis on appliances, from Bronze Age Mesopotamia and Egypt to modern Europe and the Americas. Included are many of the ancient literary sources that refer to dentistry - or the lack thereof - in Greece and Rome, as well as the archaeological evidence of ancient dental health. The book challenges many past works in exposing modern scholars’ fallacies about ancient dentistry, while presenting the incontrovertible evidence of the Etruscans’ seemingly modern attitudes to cosmetic dentistry.

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