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Early Hygienists in the Classroom

Early Hygienists in the Classroom

In the early 20th Century, dental hygienists visited elementary school classrooms to teach children about preventative dental care and to demonstrate proper brushing and flossing techniques. This video shows shows this instruction in action in two different classrooms, circa 1910-1920. This video is approximately 1.5 minutes long and has no sound.

Excerpts taken from the video "Classroom talks by dental supervisor," from the Collections of the National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, Maryland. Full library catalog record: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/nlmcatalog/?term=9100323A