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This course introduces the student to Green Yardman Black (GV Black) and his contributions to dentistry.


Classification of Carious Lesions

Length: 5 minutesComplexity: Easy

Greene Vardiman Black (1836–1915), commonly known as G.V. Black, is known as one of the founders of modern dentistry in the United States.He is also known as the father of operative dentistry. He was born near Winchester, Illinois on August 3, 1836. Black's Classification of Caries Lesions: Class I Caries affecting pits and fissures on occlusal third of molars and premolars, occlusal two thirds of molars

What Else Did GV Black Do?

Length: 4 minutesComplexity: Easy

In addition to developing a standard for cavity preparations, G.V. Black also experimented with various mixtures of amalgam. After years of experimentation, Black published his balanced amalgam formula in 1895. This formula and its variations quickly became the gold standard and would remain such for almost 70 years. Black’s son, Arthur continued the legacy of his father, continuing dental research, gaining academic

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