Lou Joseph is manager of the Media Relations of the Bureau of Public Information of the American Dental Association. He is a member of the National Association of Science Writers and a member of the Executive Committee of the American Medical Writers Association.
FOUR YEARS AGO, Rosemary Hansen had a toothache that may have saved her life. There were no visible signs of infection or decay in her mouth, but the 30-year-old woman complained of stabbing pains around her upper-right wisdom tooth. X-rays revealed that the jawbone around the root of the tooth was completely destroyed. . .