Gold Bulletin

, Volume 13, Issue 3, pp 117–124 | Cite as

The use of gold in dentistry

An historical overview. Part I
  • J. A. Donaldson
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Gold was first used in dentistry over 2500 years ago, and its dental applications have increased steadily, especially during the past 100 years, to the point where they now absorb over 80 tons of gold per annum. The course of these developments is outlined in this review, Part II of which will appear in the next issue of Gold Bulletin.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. A. Donaldson
    • 1
  1. 1.British Dental Association MuseumLondonUK

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