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Quintessence International

Edited by Eli Eliav

ISSN 0033-6572 (print) • ISSN 1936-7163 (online)

June 1999
Volume 30 , Issue 6

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Marshall H. Webb and extension for prevention: A literature review

John W. Osborne, DDS, MSD/Maria Lopez Howell, DDS

Pages: 399-403
PMID: 10635275

Dr Marshall Webb (1844-1883), author, lecturer, debater, clinician, inventor, and dentist extraordinaire, was a decade ahead of others in putting forth a concept of ’extension for prevention.’ One hundred twenty years ago, he was one of the best known, most advanced, and highly regarded dentists in the world. His pioneering work in cariology, preventive dentistry, ethics, and prevention of recurrent decay raised the standards of what we call operative or conservative dentistry, but he is almost unknown now. However, his concept of conservative tooth preparation could be applied today.

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