Teeth carvings made from plastic, wax, plaster and plasticine, G. Webb. 54

Maker
Glenys Barnes
Date
1976
Description
Green plastic box containing teeth carvings made from plastic (9), wax (6), plaster (40) and plasticine (8). Small round plastic container with wax carvings inside. Extracted teeth set in plaster used for training in dental drilling, extracted teeth were collected from dentists. Dental Anatomy Teaching aids in Dental Therapy made by Glenys Webb while studying Diploma of Applied Science (Dental Therapy) in 1976.

Wax carvings of teeth were used to teach dental dexterity and anatomical study in Dental Therapy, the class was held in the art room on the second floor of the Dental Therapy School.
The Dental Therapy School building located at 448 St Kilda Road Melbourne was opened in 1976 under the auspice of the Victorian Department of Health, the ground floor housed the Department of Human Services.
The Diploma of Applied Science (Dental Therapy), completed over a two year period, with a main theme of Preventive Dentistry.
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Object detail

Date
1976
Medium
plastic, plaster, plasticine, wax, human tissue
Measurements
28.0 x 21.0 x 7.0 cm (box)
6.0 x 8.0 x 3.0 cm (teeth cast)
8.0 x 5.5 cm (round container)
7.0 x 3.0 x 3.5 cm (plasticine teeth large)
7.0 x 3.0 x 2.0 cm (plasticine small teeth)
2.5 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm (wax teeth)
5.0 x 3.0 x 3.0 cm (plaster large approx.)
4.5 x 2.5 x 2.0 cm (plaster medium approx.)
2.5 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm (plaster small approx.)
Accession Number
HFA4469
Credit Line
Gift of Glenys Barnes, 2024
Object Type
teaching materials/teaching aids
human tissue
Henry Forman Atkinson Dental Museum Category

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