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Dental Medicine Museum

Curator: George W. Ferry, clinical associate professor of restorative dentistry

Established: 1992

Location: Main lobby waiting room, also first floor corridor, Squire Hall, South Campus

Phone: (716) 829-2862 Dr. Ferry

In brief: The museum was established for the dental school centennial in 1992. “William Feagans, dean of the dental school at the time, wanted to get a museum up and running,” says curator George W. Ferry. “Its purpose is to show the public some of the history of dentistry, how instrumentation has evolved and how treatments have evolved over the years.”

highlights: The museum owns a 1900 replica of a dental operatory, a traveling dental kit from the mid-19th century and a reclining dental chair from 1865. About 20 countries, including Asian nations, are represented in the international toothpaste collection.

Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

photography by Paul Francis

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