Oklahoma City, Oklahoma: Father of Modern Dentistry

Pierre Fauchard spent his life as a dental surgeon in France, wrote a pioneering dentistry manual, died in 1761, and is honored by the Oklahoma Dental Association. His bronze statue was sculpted by a dentist.

Oklahoma Dental Association

Address:
317 NE 13th St., Oklahoma City, OK
Directions:
Oklahoma Dental Association. North side of midtown. On the north side of NE 13th St., just west of its intersection with N. Stiles Ave.
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Father of Modern Dentistry.

Father of Modern Dentistry

There is a life-size statue of the Father of modern dentistry, Pierre Fauchard. Doc is dressed out in his finest clothes from the late 1600s. He stands at the Oklahoma Dental Association building, greeting everyone that stops.

[Gan Nunnally, 09/08/2020]

There's a rival "Father of Modern Dentistry" statue in Chicago, of a different, centuries-younger dentist. Pierre Fauchard died in 1761, so can his tooth-mastery really be modern?


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