X-Rays and their use in Dentistry

X-Rays and their use in Dentistry

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Although there is not clear date about the first use of x rays in dentistry, it is first used in Germany and England in 1896. The first records about use of x-rays in dentistry in diagnostic purposes are reported by Dr. Wilhelm Koenig in Frankfurt, Germany. First use of x-rays in Turkey was conducted by Dr. Esat FEYZİ. In the year 1896, Dr. Esat Feyzi succeeded in taking image of bones of a friend’s hand via X-ray. Radiology department in Istanbul University Faculty of Dentistry was opened in 1928 and radiology of dentistry was studied as a separate subject in 1933 in the same faculty.

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