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Tin Foil and Its Combinations for Filling Teeth   By: (1843-1924)

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Tin Foil and Its Combinations for Filling Teeth by Henry Lovejoy Ambler is an informative and comprehensive guide that delves into the lesser-known world of dental fillings. Offering a unique perspective on this dental procedure, the author explores various uses of tin foil, unveiling its potential as a successful filling material.

Ambler's writing style is clear, concise, and conversational, making complex dental concepts accessible to readers without prior knowledge in the field. The book is well-structured, starting with an introduction to the history and development of dental fillings before delving into the specific properties of tin foil. The author expertly weaves scientific research and personal anecdotes, creating a lively narrative that keeps readers engaged from start to finish.

One of the book's standout features is the balanced approach Ambler employs when discussing tin foil as a filling material. He acknowledges both the benefits and limitations of using tin foil, ensuring readers have a well-rounded understanding of its applications. Ambler provides a thorough examination of different fillings techniques, combining traditional methods with innovative approaches, all centered around the use of tin foil.

What sets this book apart is the valuable insights presented by the author regarding the economic advantages of using tin foil for dental fillings. Ambler highlights how this material not only provides efficient cavity restoration but also significantly reduces the financial burden on both dentists and patients. Such considerations make Tin Foil and Its Combinations for Filling Teeth an invaluable resource for both dental professionals and individuals seeking dental care.

While the book excels in addressing the technical aspects of dental fillings, it could benefit from additional illustrations and diagrams to complement the text. This would enhance the reader's comprehension of various filling techniques and facilitate a more practical understanding of the author's recommendations.

Overall, Tin Foil and Its Combinations for Filling Teeth is a commendable contribution to the field of dentistry literature. Ambler's meticulous research, combined with his passion for dental health, offers a fresh perspective on dental fillings by shedding light on the untapped potential of tin foil. Whether you are a dentist, dental student, or simply looking to broaden your knowledge in oral health, this book serves as an enlightening and thought-provoking resource.

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BY HENRY L. AMBLER, M.S., D.D.S., M.D., Professor of Operative Dentistry and Dental Hygiene, in the Dental Department of Western Reserve University. Member of the American Dental Association; of the Ohio State Dental Society; of the Northern Ohio Dental Association; of the Cleveland City Dental Society.


Copyright, HENRY L. AMBLER, 1896. All rights reserved. Entered at Stationers Hall, London.

Transcriber's Note:

Minor typographical errors have been corrected without note. Variant and obsolete spellings, particularly chemical terms, have been retained. The oe ligature is represented by [oe]. Subscript characters are shown {thus}, for example H {2}O.


Believing that sufficient and well deserved prominence was not being given to the use of tin foil and its combinations, the author decided to present a brief historical résumé of the subject, together with such practical information as he possesses, before the profession in order that it may have the satisfaction of saving more teeth, since that is the pre eminent function of the modern dentist... Continue reading book >>

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