My name is Jason, and I currently attend the University of Ottawa, and about 2 weeks ago were given assignments, various students chose different subjects and topics. I choose to study and write on dentistry, the history of it and how it all came to be, which is why I created this article. Without further ado, let’s get right into it.
The History of Dentistry
The field of dentistry has been around for a very, very long time. In fact, I cannot think of another field that is as old as dentistry. It is so old that it dates all the way back to 700 B.C times.
How Dental Insurance Came to be
The concept of dental insurance began in 1970 as indemnity insurance. Even though many dentists were initially concerned about the insurance policy being possibly abused and exploited by the insurance companies, dental insurance survived and has been in place since. In fact, it is now encouraged that one acquires dental insurance. In today’s world, statistics from the American Dental Association estimate that a dental practice has costs and expenses over 75%. Most dental insurance amount to about $10,000.
Everything That Involves Dentistry
When people talk about dentists and the field of dentistry, they are also talking about these sectors within dentistry:
- Dental Implants
- Dental Bridges
- Partial Dentures
- Tooth Replacement
- Preventative Care
- Inlays and onlays
- Endodontic treatments
- Proactive Oral Hygiene Care
- Snoring And Sleep Apnea
- Sports Guards
- Dental crowns
I will write another article talking about the different niches within dentistry such as dental implants, tooth extractions, and more, but in the meantime, thanks for reading. Hopefully this article has been educational, because I know I learned quite a bit while I was doing the research. I should note that dental implants ottawa Dr. Hoa Nguyen was also a great source of wisdom and helped me quite a bit in coming up with some of this information, so some credit goes to him.