Hand To Mouth: Essays on The Art of Dentistry / Edition 1

Hand To Mouth: Essays on The Art of Dentistry / Edition 1

by Eric K. Curtis
     
 

ISBN-10: 0867154098

ISBN-13: 9780867154092

Pub. Date: 01/01/2002

Publisher: Quintessence

In addition to his private practice in Arizona, which has won state and national awards, Curtis has found time to publish the state professional journal and produce some 250 articles and two previous books about dentistry. Here he offers 57 essays and a poem for practitioners and patients on such themes as the dental Dracula, measuring cultural meaning in missing

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In addition to his private practice in Arizona, which has won state and national awards, Curtis has found time to publish the state professional journal and produce some 250 articles and two previous books about dentistry. Here he offers 57 essays and a poem for practitioners and patients on such themes as the dental Dracula, measuring cultural meaning in missing teeth, the venerable mother toothache, and paddling down the root canal. There is no index or bibliography. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780867154092
Publisher:
Quintessence
Publication date:
01/01/2002
Pages:
270
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Part 1Histories
Great Debates: Controversies in the history of dentistry3
Where the Rubber Meets the Road: Contributions to dentistry from its practitioners9
A Tube of Toothpaste15
Numb and Number19
The Dental Dracula25
Have a Seat29
Part 2Mysteries
The Folklore in Your Mouth35
Corpus Delecti39
The Dentist Did It43
What If? Ruminations on dental health and world history47
Part 3Meanings
Location, Location, Location53
Dr Jargon and Mr Hide55
You Look Like a Dentist59
Figuring the Worth of a Tooth63
Paying the Price67
The Incarnations of S Mutans71
Spit Happens75
What's Your Shade?79
The Culture of Painlessness83
It's Taps for Gaps: Measuring cultural meaning in missing teeth87
Part 4Perceptions
Laughter, the Best (Dental) Medicine93
That Certain Smell97
The Dignity of the Drill101
Truth or Consequences107
Good Hair, Great Teeth111
Notes on Mortality115
Part 5Curiousities
Right in the Kisser121
Beware of Toothpick123
Juicy Fruits127
The Floss Generation131
Someone's Teeth Are in My Bowl135
Part 6Visual Arts
The String and the Doorknob139
Keeping One in the Air141
Waiting for Godoy147
Dental Anatomy151
Part 7Literature
What the Teeth Tell155
The Literary Value of a Toothache159
From Soreness to Savior Faire167
Moral Decay171
Venerable Mother Toothache (and other poems)175
Part 8Popular Culture
Believe in the Tooth Fairy181
Brush with Destiny187
Toothpaste Music193
Foul Breath is Noisome197
No, But I Saw the Movie201
In the Swing205
Part 9Practice
Hurry Up and Wait211
Fillings217
Lively Conversation221
Paddling Down the Root Canal225
Music to Your Face229
Part 10Observations
Going to the Dogs235
When Ordinary Isn't239
One Snake or Two?243
Open and Say "AU"247
Getting Religion251
The Color Purple, or Thereabouts255

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