American artist Dr. Norman W. Kingsley (1829â1913), called the Father of Orthodontia, was less known for his artistry than for his dentistry. Nevertheless, his remarkable skill, innovation, and art are an integral part of everything he did. And if all of his accomplishments in dentistry and art were not enough, he is also known for some noteworthy inventions. One, which he invented for dentistry, was instrumental in his development of pyrography some forty years after he had invented itâit was a gas blow pipe (blowtorch), which he modified to use like a fine paintbrush for his pyrography.
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