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Medical ➔ Set Of Dental Molds

Identifier:
2000.45.8a-b
Description:
Set of clear with white and reddish residue plastic molds used by dentists for obtaining accurate impressions of patients' teeth. This tool is considered a piece of realia, associated with Archival Collection #117, 'Study of Water Fluoridation and Dental Health'.;This set of dental molds is useful along with other items in this accession in telling the story of the Grand Rapids study to determine the effects on dental health of adding fluoride to a community's drinking water supply.;This set of molds was collected by the National Institue of Dental and Craniofacial Research for use in 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'. The molds were originally used for making an accurate impression of a patient's teeth.
Date:
1945 – 1960
Materials:
Plastic
Dimensions:
1.5" h 3" w 3" 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