Archive for November, 2009

Invention of the Toothbrush

The first toothbrush was invented in China in 1000 AD. It was an ivory-handled toothbrush with bristles made from a horse’s mane.

Toothbrushes became popluar in the 19th century among the Victorian affluent. Mass markerting and the advent on nylon bristles in the 20th century made toothbrushes inexpensive and available to everyone.


November 12, 2009 at 9:49 PM Leave a comment

Vaccines and Uganda

So, yes, it’s true. I have to get a whole lotta shots to go on my dental mission to Uganda.

Here is the list:
Routine Vaccines – Measles/Mumps/Rubella; Polio; Diptheria/Pertussis/Tetanus
Yellow Fever
Hepatitis A & B

Should be loads of fun!
Also, I have to take Malaria pills and somehow avoid getting Cholera.

Man, we are so blessed to live in the USA!!!

November 10, 2009 at 8:48 PM Leave a comment


Twitter Updates

  • I have changed my twitter name. I am now tweeting as @SimiDentist, please make a note of it...see you there! 7 years ago