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These images, from the University of Rochester's Eastman Dental Center archives, depict the rich history of dentistry in Rochester during the early 20th century, a time when there was a focus on preventive dentistry and advances in dental education. George Eastman, renowned entrepreneur and philanthropist, established the Rochester Dental Dispensary to provide dental care for underserved children, as well as practical education for dentists. In addition, Eastman established the School for Dental Hygiene, which brought forth a new vocation for young women. The collection includes photographs of dentistry’s earliest leaders in Rochester, historical dental equipment and procedures, and dental education and care.

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Basil G. Bibby Library

 
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