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Medical
Medical ➔ Tongs, Dental

Identifier:
2000.45.7
Description:
Tongs or tweezers with curved tips, used by a dentist for working on teeth. This tool is considered a piece of realia, associated with Archival Collection #117, 'Study of Water Fluoridation and Dental Health'.;This tool was owned by Dr. H. Dean Trendley D.D.S. and used during Grand Rapids' participation in the milestone national study which proved the benefits to dental health of adding fluoride to a community's drinking water supply.;This tool was originally owned and used by Dr. H. Trendley Dean D.D.S., one of the principle researchers in the Grand Rapids Study on the effects of fluoride added to the drinking water supply on dental health. It was given to the National Institue of Dental and Craniofacial Research for the exhibition, 'The Fluoride Story'.;The documents and artifacts in this collection were amassed by the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research for the exhibition 'The Fluoride Story'.
Date:
1945 – 1960
Materials:
Steel
Dimensions:
5.5" h 0.75" w 0.5" d
Current Location Status:
In Storage
Source:
Gift Of National Institutes Of Health National Institute Of Dental And Craniofacial Research
Rights:

Maker/Donor
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, National Institute of Health