During the 1960s, dental technology and education became more specialized and diverse, which prompted the need for dentists to branch out into different specialties. This did not mean that the field of general dentistry weakened or became obsolete. On the contrary, general dentists were required to further their education, their technology, and their techniques. Let’s take a quick look at how general dentistry transformed in the 1960s.
After World War II, materials, techniques, and technologies greatly advanced in dentistry. Dentists were able to use dental laboratories to create more accurate and stronger inlays, dental crowns, and dentures. Dentists were also able to utilize better sterilization techniques, such as disposable needles and cold sterilization. These advancing technologies have shaped the modern dentist’s office and the modern dentist.
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