The use of gold in dentistry

  title={The use of gold in dentistry},
  author={James A. Donaldson},
  journal={Gold Bulletin},
  • J. Donaldson
  • Published 1 December 1980
  • Medicine, Geology
  • Gold Bulletin
Gold was first used in dentistry over 2500 years ago, and its dental applications have increased steadily, especially during the past 100 years, to the point where they now absorb over 80 tons of gold per annum. The course of these developments is outlined in this review, Part II of which will appear in the next issue of Gold Bulletin. 
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