Apollonia as she was canonized for her Christian dedication and self-sacrifice. Since then she has been invoked against toothache and is considered the patron saint of dental diseases as well as dentists.
Apollonia was born in Egypt in the 3rd century and died in 249. She was an elderly deaconess, living in Alexandria. She was martyred for not renouncing her faith during the reign of Emperor Philip.
Some fifty years later, in 300 AD , prior to Christianity becoming the Roman Empire’s official religion, she was canonized as St. Apollonia.
Pages in category “Late Ancient Christian female saints ” Adrian and Natalia of Nicomedia. Saint Afra. Agape, Chionia, and Irene. Agnes of Rome. Anastasia of Sirmium. Antonina and Alexander. Anysia of Salonika. Saint Apollonia.
During medieval times the Catholic Church chose Michael to be the patron of the military. As a patron saint, he was an advocate and intercessor to God on behalf of the military.
George Blue Spruce that (this) knowledge came about,” she says. Spruce, who graduated dental school in 1956 and went on to become U.S. assistant surgeon general , is the very first Native American dentist.
St . Agnes , also called Saint Agnes of Rome, (flourished 4th century, Rome [Italy]; feast day January 21), virgin and patron saint of girls, who is one of the most-celebrated Roman martyrs.
What dental procedures did the Romans practice? Extracting teeth, restoring decayed teeth with gold crowns and replaced missing teeth by means of fixed bridge work.
Saint Valentine is the patron saint of love . This famous saint , an Italian doctor who later became a priest, inspired the creation of the holiday of Valentine’s Day. He was sent to jail for performing weddings for couples during a time when new marriages were outlawed in the ancient Rome.
An infected tooth from Italy partially cleaned with flint tools, between 13,820 and 14,160 years old, represents the oldest known dentistry , although a 2017 study suggests that 130,000 years ago the Neanderthals already used rudimentary dentistry tools.
|Saint||Date of birth||Date of canonization|
|Adrian van Hilvarenbeek||1528||29 June 1867 by Pope Pius IX|
|Aedesius of Alexandria||200s||found in Roman Martyrology|
|Ælfheah of Canterbury||c. 953||1078 by Pope Gregory VII|
|Afra||291||found in Roman Martyrology|
1840. Horace Hayden and Chapin Harris found the world’s first dental school, the Baltimore College of Dental Surgery, and establish the Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree. (The school merges with the University of Maryland in 1923).