90 Harley Street – Timeline & Heritage

1864

Florence Nightingale left her hospital, on site of No.90 Harley Street, for Crimea

where she famously became known as ‘The lady of the lamp’, after her routine
of making rounds at night to tend to the wounded soldiers

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1879

The British Dental Association is formed

In the same year, Frances Brodie Imlach is first ever dentist to be elected
as President of the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh

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1912

The current building is given the No.90 Harley Street Address

(Previously the building was No.1 Upper Harley Street.) In this same year, the fateful Titanic sets sail

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1924

The first private dental practice in the UK is established

No.90 Harley Street is established by James M.Dyse and is the first practice of its kind,
setting out to lead the way in dental skills and patient care

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1943

The first dental hygienists are formally trained

by the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force during WWII

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1958

Fluoride toothpaste is first marketed in the UK
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1973/74

James Dyse publishes ‘Stress and decision-making in dental practice’

(shortly after the advert below was published in Life magazine.)
In 1974, Clive Invest (father of James Invest) becomes Partner at No.90 Harley Street

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1980

Dr Stuart Jacobs becomes a Partner at No.90 Harley Street

one year before Baroness Gardner of Parkes becomes the first dentist to receive a lifetime peerage

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1992

The Faculty of General Dental Practice forms
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2002

Dr Ali Parvizi becomes Partner at No.90 Harley Street

in the same year as The Queen’s Golden Jubilee celebrations

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2005

Dr James Invest becomes Partner at No.90 Harley Street

the same year London is chosen as the host city for the 2012 Olympic Games

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