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Vol. 71, No. 5
ISSN: 1488-2159
May 2005


Prosthodontics: A Past with a Future?


• John A. Hobkirk, PhD, BDS, FDSRCS(Ed), FDSRCS(Eng) •

A b s t r a c t

As one of the oldest dental specialties, prosthodontics has a long history of innovation and adaptability. This overview of the field presents landmarks in the development of prosthodontics from mediaeval times to the present and speculates on some future trends. It effectively sets the stage for the other articles in this issue, which explore the many facets of prosthodontic evolution.


MeSH Key Words: prosthodontics/education; prosthodontics/history; prosthodontics/trends
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