The manuscript for this paper was submitted to, and declined for publication by, several of the foremost natinal dental journals in America. I believe the the information will be interesting to dentists who have been interested in some of my other papers and teachings in this field. Therefore I have had it printed to send to dentists on my list, and to others upon request. The Author
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“Testifying before a U. S. senate committee in 1956, Dr. Harry Lyons; then president-elect of the American Dental Association, dean of the School of Dentistry of the Medical College of Virginia and member of the National Advisory Dental Research Council of the National Institute of Dental Research, stated that "so-called gum diseases are essentially complete mysteries as far as their causes and prevention are concerned." This probably correctly indicates the general state of knowledge about this disease.”
“There are no symptoms by which the individual recognizes the presence of periodontoclasia as such, except perhaps during the last stages. He does not realize the existence or the nature of the pathological process that is going on.”
“Evidence of progressive receding of the epithelial attachment from its normal location on the enamel to different levels along the cementum was found on a large proportion of many miscellaneous extracted tooth specimens.”
"A Clean Tooth Does Not Decay, nor does periodontoclasia occur about a clean tooth." C. C. Bass, M.D.