Sunday, July 21, 2013

Famous Dentist Trivia

Paul Revere – known for his famous ride and his work as a silversmith, put ads in a Boston newspaper offering his services as a dentist. Revere , in fact, is the first person known to use dental forensics, to identify the body of a colonial colonel killed at the Battle of Bunker Hill by the bridge appliance he wore

Doc Holiday – helped Wyatt Earp win the OK Corral Shootout.
Thomas Welch – his company was the first to bottle grape juice
Zane Gray – wrote best selling Western Novels.

William Morrison – invented the machine that makes cotton candy in 1897 and unveiled at the World’s Fair in 1904 in St. Louis . He was called “Fairy Floss”.

Horace Wells – first dentist to use nitrous oxide “laughing gas” as an anesthestic for dental work in 1844.

Grant Wood – famous artist of painting “American Gothic”. The stone-faced farmer was his dentist.

George Washington – first President of the United States was the most famous dental patient of Dr. Greenwood. He had several sets of dentures that were made out of ivory. His teeth were not made out of wood!

Finally, a pot that stirs itself : invented by a Japanese dentist

The Kuru-Kuru Nabe is, in essence, a self-stirring saucepan, and it was invented by a humble Japanese dentist.
Hideki Watanabe lives in Iyo, in south-west Japan


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