In recent months I came across a historic summary compiled by Dr. William J. Maloney and Dr. George Raymond, professors at the New York University College of Dentistry. What delighted me is that their stories blended the topics of dentistry and early American history with a local Warren County twist. Allow me to summarize the details.
Dr. Per-Ingvar Branemark died on December 20, 2014. His accidental discovery of "osseointegration" in 1952 cascaded into an avalanche of dental, medical and veterinary applications that continue today and into the future.
Since the years of his Michigan childhood Dr. Davis has been fascinated by the personalities and stories that make up America's history. Imagine how he felt when he learned the details of important American history that blossomed just a baseball's throw from his Maineville, Ohio home!
In 2013 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that a minimum of 250,000 Americans annually take an antibiotic for some sort of bacterial infection and later develop a secondary infection with a bacterium called Clostridium difficile (C. diff). The report goes on to inform us that roughly 14,000 of the people who fall victim to these C. diff infections die.
The narwhal is one of nature's more obscure, almost mythical members of the whale family. Here we look over the shoulder of Dr. Martin Nweeia, a general dentist from Sharon, CT as he examines the narwhal's most intriguing feature, a 6 to 9 foot long spiraled tooth that extends directly ahead into the watery darkness.
In 2012 Dr. John Ashdown-Hill, historian and author of ‘The Last Days of Richard III’, spearheaded the efforts resulting in the search for and discovery of the skeletal remains of King Richard III. This discovery has provided a look deeper into the status of dental health during the Middle Ages.