Horace Henry Hayden

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

Horace Henry Hayden was born in Windsor, Connecticut back in 1769.  He worked as a cabin boy, architect and schoolteacher.  During the War of 1812, he served as a private in the 39th Regiment, Maryland Militia and later as an assistant surgeon, (sort of Jack of all trades).  Anyway, he died in 1844, he was 74.

What you may not know about Horace is that in 1795 he consulted with someone I’ve written about John Greenwood, the personal dentist to George Washington.  He began to study for the dentistry shortly afterwards.  In 1810, he was issued a license by the Medical and Chirurgical Faculty of Maryland making him the first ever person to be licensed as a dentist.  He also founded the first school for dentistry the Baltimore College of Dental Surgery in 1828.

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Comments (16)

Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

Always used to be the barber who took teeth out in the old days, so Horace improved life for people in a big way teaching others how to be dentists.

Jul 07, 2020 03:03 AM
Donald Urschalitz
Lubeck Realty Group - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

Well I guess he loved what he was doing. Another contribution to mankind.

Jul 07, 2020 04:16 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. Horace definitely thought variety was the spice of life. Enjoy your day!

Jul 07, 2020 04:20 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello James - I was thinking along the same lines as Wayne Martin as I was reading your post about Horace Hayden.  A man of many talents and interests.  Thank you for the introduction.  

Jul 07, 2020 04:53 AM
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

Now I know who to blame for that dreaded day to go to the dentist!

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Jul 07, 2020 04:59 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

To me it is actually quite surprising that dentistry only came about in the last 150 years James Dray . I can only imagine all the pain and death Horace's practice alleviated over the years.

Jul 07, 2020 05:30 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, James, for sharing this interesting story.

Take care, be safe and have a great day.

Jul 07, 2020 05:49 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Happy Tuesday, and I enjoy reading this post on dentistry...and no doubt all that research led me to having an implant when my tooth broke...You inspire appreciation for all the new improvements.  A

Jul 07, 2020 07:58 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello James,  wow,  wonder if he did wooden teaches back then.  Didn't George Washington had them.


Jul 07, 2020 10:03 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good afternoon James Dray - a great accomplished person.  He left a great legacy.

Jul 07, 2020 10:18 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Hi James,  Thanks for sharing this story.  Horace Hayden has helped us all to have that winning smile that we should be using to make others happy.

Jul 07, 2020 06:05 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

If memory serves me right he gave the famous wooden tooth replacement to George Washington, Endre

Jul 07, 2020 07:14 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Now that is an interesting story, indeed.

Happy Tuesday evening, James Dray 

Jul 07, 2020 07:26 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi James:

He certainly had diverse interests and accomplishments!


Jul 08, 2020 08:30 PM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

Not only being the first "licensed" dentist but going on to found the first school of dentistry made Horace Henry Hayden a legend among dentists.


Jul 12, 2020 12:37 PM
John Henry, Florida Architect
John Henry Masterworks Design International, Inc. - Orlando, FL
Residential Architect, Luxury Custom Home Design

Oh great!  I still have a chance to be famous!  Thanks, James!!

Aug 05, 2020 11:11 AM