September 2009

Volume 26, Issue 3

Editorial - The contributions of Edward H. Angle to dental public health

Authors: S. Peck
doi: 10.1922/CDH_2570Peck02

Abstract

Secretary, The Edward H. Angle Society of Orthodontists (EHASO), The E.H. Angle Education and Research Foundation; Clinical Professor of Developmental Biology, The Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Boston, Mass. 02115, USA. The genius of Edward Hartley Angle, (1855-1930), the founder of the dental specialty of orthodontics, to create order from chaos in the study and treatment of positional discrepancies of the teeth, jaws and face advanced greatly the cause of dental public health. Angle’s innovations that had the most public health impact were (1) his identification of dental occlusion, not simply tooth irregularity, as a prime concern, (2) his development of an uncomplicated classification system for occlusal conditions, (3) his introduction of prefabricated orthodontic appliances and (4) his framing of orthodontics as a dental specialty by organizing the world’s first educational program to train orthodontists.

£10 single article

Other articles in this issue

Article Pages Access
Editorial - The contributions of Edward H. Angle to dental public health 130-131 £10 single article
The fractional urinary fluoride excretion of adults consuming naturally and artificially fluoridated water and the influence of water hardness: A randomized trial. 132-137 £10 single article
The prevalence and severity of dental fluorosis in the high and low altitude parts of Central Plateau, Nigeria 138-142 £10 single article
Prevalence of enamel defects related to pre-, peri- and postnatal factors in a Brazilian population. 143-149 £10 single article
Development of a psychometric scale to assess satisfaction with dental care among Sri Lankans 150-156 £10 single article
Consent of older children participating in BASCD coordinated dental epidemiology surveys in Wales. 157-161 £10 single article
Predicting relative need for urgent dental care 162-169 £10 single article
A comparison of Personal Dental Service (PDS) and General Dental Service (GDS) patients in terms of reported interventions, oral health and dentists’ perceptions 170-176 £10 single article
Hopelessness, depression and oral health concerns reported by community dwelling older Australians 177-182 £10 single article
Higher-order exploratory factor analysis of the Dental Subscale of Children’s Fear Survey Schedule in a Taiwanese population. 183-187 £10 single article
Opportunities and challenges to promoting oral health in primary schools 188-192 £10 single article

Subscribe

Print
£130
Online (Single user only)
£130
Print & Online (Single user only)
£150
Institution Online (IP address validation)
£220

Back issues may be obtained from the publisher

Consider recommending subscription to your institution's library

You can view Open Access papers without a subscription.