On Oct 1 we will open an exhibition entitled Cleveland Dentistry Re-visited: An exhibition to celebrate the 125th anniversary of CWRU’s School of Dental Medicine.
It will feature dental antiques and images from the collections of the Dittrick Museum and from the collection of Joseph Chester, DDS (CWRU SDM alum). The Dittrick’s contribution will particularly focus upon the Marion School Experiment, intended to demonstrate how good care of one’s teeth had beneficial ramifying effects upon young children’s overall health and well-being. Students at the Marion School had their teeth inspected, cleaned, and cared for by dentists, and instructed in ongoing oral hygiene. Another part of the exhibit will feature some artifacts from Dr. Chester’s world class dental history collection. The exhibit will be open especially for Alumni Weekend at CWRU through the end of December.