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Celebrating STEM! Anniversary of the First X-ray in America

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In 1896, Dr. Henry Smith, a professor of physics at Davidson College in North Carolina, and his team created one of the first x-ray images in America. Dr. Smith’s advancements impacted many fields, including dentistry. Dental x-rays, formally called intraoral radiography, provide an irreplaceable view of the mouth and assist us in diagnosis. X-rays evolved from film to digital. If you have questions about x-rays, we’d love to answer them.