Thomas M Schulein

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Formal dental education in the United States began in 1840 with the opening of the Baltimore College of Dental Surgery. Other dental schools slowly began to emerge, gradually displacing the traditional preceptorship method of training for dentistry. The period of the late 1800s saw a surge in the number of dental colleges in the United States. These schools(More)
The development of the high-speed handpiece is a story of fast-moving change. Few of today's practicing dentists worked during the days in which use of low-speed, belt-driven handpieces was the norm for cavity preparation and there were no high-speed drills. During the decade of the 1950s, sweeping changes came about with the introduction of the high-speed(More)
Beginning dental students normally receive their first exposure to the study of tooth forms (morphology) through a dental anatomy laboratory course in which they are required to reproduce tooth morphology, usually with wax. The fabrication of a tooth in wax requires proper visual recognition skills and fine eye-hand coordination. Many students struggle with(More)
This study investigated the effect of salivary contamination on glass-ionomer/resin-composite bond strength after establishment of an appropriate etching and rinsing time for the glass-ionomer cement. Three hundred and thirty samples of glass-ionomer cement (Ketac-Fil) were injected into cavities prepared in acrylic molds. Groups containing 15 samples each(More)