June 28, 2017 0 Comments

Traditional Chinese Dentistry by Dr Sam Wong

Traditional Chinese Dentistry practices are centuries old. And in the olden times seeing this ‘ornament’ would quicken the hearts of anyone with toothache. Because people would believe that this skilled dentist can quickly remove their pain. Therefore, ornaments like this were on display in the front of the dentist’s shop.  The heading, in Chinese, reads “amazing hands removing tooth”.

Now, our dentistry has moved on a lot but we must remember still in large parts of the world the provision of dentistry is still like the old times using extraction is the only way  to relief pain and suffering.  We should be very grateful of what the dentists can provide in this country.

traditional chinese dentistry

The image of traditional Chinese dentistry is courtesy of The Wellcome Museum London