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Teeth : the untold story of beauty, inequality, and the struggle for oral health in America

Author: Mary Otto
Publisher: New York : New Press, ©2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Teeth takes readers on a disturbing journey into America's silent epidemic of oral disease, exposing the hidden connections between tooth decay and stunted job prospects, low educational achievement, social mobility, and the troubling state of our public health.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Otto, Mary.
Teeth.
New York : New Press, 2016
(DLC) 2016043002
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Otto
ISBN: 9781620971444 1620971445
OCLC Number: 1005818910
Notes: Beauty -- Suffering -- Emergencies -- The world beneath our noses -- The birth of American dentistry -- Separate lives -- Adventurers and auxiliaries -- The system -- Color lines -- Deamonte's world -- Riding into the epidemic -- Sons and daughters of Chapin Harris.
Description: x, 291 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Part I. Bad Teeth: Beauty --
Suffering --
Emergencies --
The world beneath our noses --
Part II. Dental Art: The birth of American dentistry --
Separate lives --
Adventurers and auxiliaries --
The system --
Color lines Prt III. A Sentinel Event: Deamonte's world --
Riding into the epidemic --
Sons and daughters of Chapin Harris.
Responsibility: Mary Otto.

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Teeth takes readers on a disturbing journey into America's silent epidemic of oral disease, exposing the hidden connections between tooth decay and stunted job prospects, low educational achievement, social mobility, and the troubling state of our public health.

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