How 2 men changed dentistry forever
It's funny how the universe aligns itself — theories and people — and then pings them off one another with galactic precision. In 1890, two such events had a profound effect on the future of dental science. First, 37-year-old Dr. Willoughby D. Miller theorized the chemoparasitic theory of caries. That same year, 21-year-old Alfred C. Fones graduated from the New York College of Dentistry with his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. Over the next several years, the contributions of both men would change dentistry forever.
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