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Dental History – 2600BC

Hesy-Ra

2600 BC

Death of Hesy-Ra, an Egyptian scribe, is often called the first “dentist.” There is an inscription on his tomb includes the title “the greatest of those who deal with teeth, and of physicians.”

This is the earliest known reference to a person identified as a dental practitioner.


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By The Wisdom Tooth 15 July 2020

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