Dental History

We do not have any information for Dentistry before the Islam took over Persia. However, in AVESTA, we have documents referring to dental diseases among Persians. Under Sasanians, significant advances were accomplished both in medicine and dentistry in old Iran. Physicians were trained at Gondesapur and it is highly believed that dentistry was a part of their education. A Persian trained doctor in Gondesapur later moves to Damascus and writes a book called KITAB-AL-ASIAN meaning book of teeth. Another Persian family exercising medicine and dentistry in Iran were BOKTISU family