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  1. Pyorrhea, a disease most dreaded by the dental profession even now was existing and more or less successfully dealt with by dentists some 2500 years ago.
  2. This dental appliance can, for archaeological reasons, be dated with fair accuracy to the 5th century B.C.

The Ford mandible is now permanently displayed in Beirut, in the Museum of Archaeology, and serves as an inspiration for dental practitioners and students alike, to uphold the high standards of art and craftsmanship established for them so long ago by the Phoenician dentist of ancient Sidon.


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