A country doctor at work in ancient China. A country doctor at work in ancient China.
A country doctor at work in ancient China.
Wee Kek Koon
Opinion

Opinion

Reflections by Wee Kek Koon

Dental care in ancient China was quite advanced, although not up to modern standards

  • More than 2,000 years ago, Chinese physicians were treating patients’ teeth, sometimes successfully
  • Mentions of dentures, or ‘planted teeth’, appear in certain 12th-century writings

A country doctor at work in ancient China. A country doctor at work in ancient China.
A country doctor at work in ancient China.
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