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History of Dentistry in South Australia, 1836-1936

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.

Presented by History of Science, Ideas & Technology Group


Sat 15 May, 2-5pm (doors open at 1.30pm)


Ira Raymond Rm, Barr Smith Library, University of Adelaide, North Tce, Adelaide


By donation


Jonathon Dyer, 0403 155 695,


Bookings Essential Wheelchair Access Full Toilet Facilities

Bookings required by phone or email
Event capacity: 38

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