Story: Dental care

Prosthetics laboratory, Otago Dental School

This film clip shows work in the prosthetics laboratory of the Otago Dental School in 1962. By then under the inspired leadership of Professor John Walsh, the dental school had expanded into new areas such as orthodontics, which involved using metal braces to straighten children's teeth.

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Reference: Pictorial Parade 130. National Film Unit, 1962

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Andrew Schmidt and Susan Moffat, 'Dental care - Consolidation and challenges: 1950s to 21st century', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 June 2024)

Story by Andrew Schmidt and Susan Moffat, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 6 Nov 2018