W. J. Younger
Work in the field of periodontology
Younger was a follower of John W. Riggs, the first American periodontist. In 1893, he was the first to consider periodontal disease an infection and was the first to discuss the possibility of "periodontal reattachment," a process in which gingival graft tissue could be removed from one site in the mouth and properly reattached to the alveolar bone.
- Shklar, G; Carranza, FA: The Historical Background of Periodontology. In Newman, MG; Takei, HH; Carrana FA, editors: Carranza’s Clinical Periodontology, 9th Edition. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders Company, 2002. page 7.
- "Oral Surgery and Crown Lengthening". santaclaritacosmeticdentist.net. Retrieved April 17, 2014.
- American Dental Club of Paris: Meetings of December 1902 and January and March 1903. Dent Cosmos 1904; 46:39.
- The New York Times A SAN FRANCISCO DENTIST'S CHARGES, July 7, 1887
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