ⓘ Dentists ..


A dentist, also known as a dental surgeon, is a surgeon who specializes in dentistry, the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases and conditions of the oral cavity. The dentists supporting team aids in providing oral health services. The dental team includes dental assistants, dental hygienists, dental technicians, and sometimes dental therapists.


Hesy-Ra was an Ancient Egyptian high official during the early 3rd dynasty. His most notable title was Wer-ibeh-senjw, meaning either "Great one of the ivory cutters" or "Great one of the dentists", which would make him the earliest dentist whose name is known to us. His tomb is noted for its paintings and cedar wood panels.

Stephen Porter (professor)

Stephen Porter is director and professor of oral medicine at the Eastman Dental Institute of University College London since October 2008. He is a member of the Faculty of Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Surgeons.