Tomes, Sir John

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Sir John, English dentist and anatomist, 1815-1895.
Tomes fibers - the processes of the pulpal cells which are contained within the dentinal tubules. Synonym(s): dentinal fibers
Tomes granular layer - a thin layer of dentin adjacent to the cementum.
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Part of this year's programme of events to mark the 350th anniversary of the Royal Society, this display is devoted to the 19th-century dentist, researcher, lecturer, inventor and reformer Sir John Tomes, the first dentist to be elected a fellow of the Royal Society and the first 'registered' dentist and president of the British Dental Association.