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Dental WAVES at Work

Women being trained in dentistry
Description: Painting, Watercolor on Paper; by Carlos Andreson; 1943; Framed Dimensions 27H X 27W
Accession #: 88-159-L as a Gift of Abbott Laboratories
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Their preliminary training is accomplished through work on mannequins. The WAVE in the foreground is demonstrating to a new trainee the process of cleaning teeth. The teeth of the mannequin have been coated with a hard wax to represent tartar deposits on human teeth. Later will come training in more intricate problems.

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