Fundamentals Suggested by Recent Researches for Diagnosis, Prognosis, and Treatment of Dental Focal Infections

Weston A. Price, D.D.S., M.S., F.A.C.D., Cleveland, Ohio

(Read before the American Dental Association, Dallas, Texas, November 10-14. 1924)

The new light that has been thrown on dental infections and their relation to health and disease as a result of recent researches in many laboratories, including our own, has demonstrated the dire need for a revision of the fundamentals for diagnosis, prognosis, treatement and prevention of dental infections. This paper will present additional data; and because of the lack of time and the great bulk of new data, it will be necessary that they be abbreviated in the presentation of details. I shall endeavor in the time alloted to present new information of the following important phases of the dental infection problem:

1: Limitations of the roentgen ray

2: Bacterial accomodation

3: Grouping of individuals upon a basis of dental pathologic conditions

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