Teeth: The Story of Beauty, Inequality, and the Struggle for Oral Health in America

Teeth: The Story of Beauty, Inequality, and the Struggle for Oral Health in America

by Mary Otto

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781620971444
Publisher: New Press, The
Publication date: 03/14/2017
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 131,851
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author


Mary Otto is the oral health topic leader for the Association of Health Care Journalists. She began writing about oral health at the Washington Post, where she worked for eight years covering social issues including health care and poverty. She lives in Washington, DC.

Table of Contents

Preface v

Part I Bad Teeth

1 Beauty 3

2 Suffering 30

3 Emergencies 51

4 The World Beneath Our Noses 65

Part II The Dental Art

5 The Birth of American Dentistry 93

6 Separate Lives 113

7 Adventurers and Auxiliaries 133

8 The System 162

9 Color Lines 181

Part III A Sentinel Event

10 Deamonte's World 203

11 Riding into the Epidemic 223

12 Sons and Daughters of Chapin Harris 246

Acknowledgments 261

Notes 263

Index 281

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