To know where you’re going it’s important to know where you’ve been. The dental industry has seen many technological and practical advances over time which have only served to make each dental visit more effective and comfortable for patients.
Dr. John G.C. Adams is a true dental health pioneer. “In late 19th century Toronto, where was a poor kid with bad teeth to turn? Dental hygiene wasn’t on the radar for many people, especially when they couldn’t afford to see a dentist. As a result, children often suffered from tooth pain and other, nastier symptoms of bad teeth. Before John Gennings Curtis Adams opened North America’s first free dentistry clinic in Toronto in 1872, they had nowhere to go. Many children’s teeth would have rotted out if it wasn’t for one man with a passion for dentistry—and for charity. After two years of dental training, Adams opened his free dental hospital for poor children and their mothers (two years before he received his licence to practice). He paid for the treatments at the free clinic, using the profits from his dental practice. Adams and his wife, Sarah, would also visit orphanages and poor houses where he provided dental care.”
Dr. Adams was a shining example of what the dental industry can and should always be. Your Ottawa dentist makes sure to take those values and use them as a guiding force to ensure that every patient not only gets the best dental treatment, but is comfortable and happy with their improved dental health.