By Tracey L Adams

The old improvement of dentistry as a occupation in Ontario from the overdue 19th century to the top of the 1st global conflict is used as a case research to discover the importance of gender, fairly masculinity, within the formation of professions. Adams argues that gender was once significant to the institution of the dental career. through the years, dentistry built from being a exchange to garnering expert prestige. The early dentists labored to recruit, and certainly dependent the occupation in one of these approach as to recruit, middle-class white males into the career. Gender and sophistication divisions have been drawn upon either to outline and bonafide expert roles and claims to expert prestige; by means of definition, a certified used to be a gentleman.

"A Dentist and a Gentleman" makes use of historic records together with dental journals and dental board and organization assembly mins to aspect either the main occasions within the institution of the dental career and the efforts leaders to outline and constitution their career to fulfill the gentlemanly perfect. "A Dentist and a Gentleman" is a interesting social background for an individual drawn to career construction and gender and professions.

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As another dentist described such work: 'On a visit from a patient he would leave the forge, wipe his hands on his apron, get the old turnkey wrench, and his brawny arm would soon draw not only the sufferer's tooth, but often the screaming patient himself, from the old kitchen chair' (Wood 1898: 266). Many blacksmiths and gunsmiths also constructed dentures, although, according to later, trained dentists, the correctness and effectiveness of their efforts were The Rise of the Dental Profession in Ontario 23 questionable.

In addition to these political concerns, members of professions had economic and professional concerns during this period. The relative prosperity and enthusiasm for the future that had characterized Ontario around the birth of the nation in the late 1860s gave way to economic depression and uncertainty in the later decades of the nineteenth century, particularly in the 1890s. Hard times negatively affected professions like medicine and dentistry which, at the same time, were having to contend with internal divisions and difficulties.

Dentures generally consisted of frames or plates 'made from bone, ivory, or hippopotamus1 teeth, filed and carved to models made to fit, as well as could be, from impressions of the mouth, and human or teeth attached to these frames by means of pins, screws, or otherwise' (Cogswell 1893: 171). : 172). Later in the century teeth were crafted by hand from porcelain made and shaped by the dentist and attached with screws to a gold metal frame. Skill in working with metals and a mechanical turn of mind were important.

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