Edward Hartley Angle
June 1, 1855
Pennsylvania, United States.
August 11, 1930 (aged 75)
University of Minnesota
Marion Sims College of Medicine
Washington University Medical Department
Being the 'father of' modern orthodontics.
Pennsylvania College of Dental Surgery
Edward Hartley Angle (June 1, 1855 August 11, 1930) was an American dentist, widely regarded as the father of modern orthodontics.
He was born in Herrick, Bradfour County, Pennsylvania. He studied at the Pennsylvania College of Dental Surgery and became a doctor of medicine in 1897. Between 1887 and 1892 he worked as professor of orthodontics at the University of Minnesota. From 1892 to 1898 he was professor of orthodontics at the Northwestern University, Between 1886 and 1899 he was professor of orthodontics at the Marion Sims College of Medicine and from 1897 to 1899 at the Washington University Medical Department.
He founded the Angle School of Orthodontia in 1900, which he had established as a speciality. With Angle the specialty of orthodontics received a new impetus. He classified various abnormalities of the teeth and jaws, invented appliances for their treatment and devised several surgical techniques. Angle standardised appliances in a series of books and pamphlets.
He is particularly known for: Classification of malocclusion in 1899
Introduction of orthodontic ubes in 1886
Started using German silver in 1887
Anti extractionist throughout life
Developing the dgewise appliance in 1928
Notes on orthodontia, with a new system of regulation and retention.
Transactions of the 9th International Congress of Medicine, 1887, 5: 565-572.
Treatment of malocclusions of teeth.
Philadelphia, 1887; 7th edition, 1907; translated into German.
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Diagnoses and Examination
Cephalometric analysis - Crossbite - Malocclusion - Open bite - Prognathism - Retrognathism
Archwire - Braces - Headgear - Invisalign - Ligature - Palatal expander - Quad helix - Retainer
Accelerated orthodontic treatment - Cantilever mechanics
Beta-titanium - Nickel Titanium - Stainless Steel - Timolium - Elgiloy - Ceramic - Composite
Notable contributors to the field of orthodontics
Edward Angle - David Di Biase - Allan G. Brodie - Sheldon Friel - James A. McNamara - Cecil C. Steiner
Endodontology - Periodontology - Prosthodontology
American Association of Orthodontists - British Orthodontic Society - Canadian Association of Orthodontists - Orthodontic National Group - Orthodontic Technicians Association
^ ADA.org: History of Dentistry in the 19th Century
Weinberger B.W. Orthodontics: An historical review of its origin and evolution. Volume I, Mosby. 1926. Weinberger B.W. Orthodontics: An historical review of its origin and evolution. Volume II, Mosby 1926.
Categories: 1855 births | 1930 deaths | American dentists | Orthodontics