Brush and Floss 2x a day!

Long before I knew that working in the museum field was even a possibility, I wanted to be a dentist. In high school I spent a summer working at the UConn School of Dental Medicine, and when I went off to college I was all set to go pre-med, but that’s another story… So it was a dream come true when I got to research the history of dentistry for the exhibition This Won’t Hurt a Bit! A History of Pain Relief.

Tooth keys

Imagine how many teeth these instruments pulled – and without being sterilized! CHS collection

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