Pierre Fauchard, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Pierre Fauchard

French dentist

Date of Birth: 02-Jan-1679

Place of Birth: Saint-Denis-de-Gastines, Pays de la Loire, France

Date of Death: 21-Mar-1761

Profession: dentist, physician

Nationality: France

Zodiac Sign: Capricorn

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About Pierre Fauchard

  • Pierre Fauchard (1678 – March 22, 1761) was a French physician, credited as being the "father of modern dentistry".
  • He is widely known for writing the first complete scientific description of dentistry, Le Chirurgien Dentiste ("The Surgeon Dentist"), published in 1728.
  • The book described basic oral anatomy and function, signs and symptoms of oral pathology, operative methods for removing decay and restoring teeth, periodontal disease (pyorrhea), orthodontics, replacement of missing teeth, and tooth transplantation.

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