Dentistry, also known as Dental and Oral Medicine, is a branch of medicine that consists of the study, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases, disorders, and conditions of the oral cavity, commonly in the dentition but also the oral mucosa, and of adjacent and related structures and tissues, particularly in the maxillofacial (jaw and facial) area.
Historically, dental extractions have been used to treat a variety of illnesses. During the Middle Ages and throughout the 19th century, dentistry was not a profession in itself, and often dental procedures were performed by barbers or general physicians. Barbers usually limited their practice to extracting teeth which alleviated pain and associated chronic tooth infection. Avicenna is the first person in the world who suggest to replace teeth in their place. Although the oldest tooth filling was done 2200 years ago, the first filling with gold was reported in the first decade of the 19th century. A glance at the history of the progress of science in the world can easily be claimed that the knowledge of dentistry in Iran both in the field of health and in the field of treatment has a very ancient background.
Our colleagues in the Avicenna services are a team of experts and faculty members from the universities of the country. We provide cost-effective dental care including all general dentistry, specialty, and advanced dental services for children and adults who come to us from all walks of life and throughout the state and region.