In 1836, dentistry was rudimentary at best, with scant resemblance to today’s sophisticated techniques and regulated professionalism. At the time of the colony’s establishment, there were no dental schools and the first ‘amalgam war’ had just been fought in the USA. Emeritus Professor Wayne Sampson details the changes over the century ‘from charlatans and variably qualified people to professionals’, paying tribute to the centenary history of South Australian dentistry written by Arthur Chapman in the 1930s, and commenting, ‘much has been achieved for which we should be grateful and proud.’ Refreshments provided. Bookings required by phone or email.
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