Pierre Fauchard, his life and his work
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Pierre Fauchard (1678-1761) is known as the father of dentistry. This division of medicine participated fully in the enlightenment. After a second reading of his book, The Dental Surgeon, an examination of recent publications of 18th century practitioners, and the discovery of new documents, we have gained a better understanding of the man, the dental surgeon, and the place of scientists in his century.
Key words: Pierre Fauchard / The Dental Surgecon / Grand-Mesnil / Orthodontics / History of medicine
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