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Dentocillin tooth powder

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Dates
1950
1953
1950-1953
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
Accession Number
010020239 a-b
Description
Full bottle of Dentocillin tooth powder; clear oval glass bottle (a) tapers to round opening at top; rectangular brown paper label on front printed with green and brown ink states product information, directions, lot number, expiration date; round brown plastic twist cap (b); bottle is full of whit…
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Accession Number
010020239 a-b
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
MeSH Heading
Oral Hygiene
Toothpastes
Toothbrushing
Description
Full bottle of Dentocillin tooth powder; clear oval glass bottle (a) tapers to round opening at top; rectangular brown paper label on front printed with green and brown ink states product information, directions, lot number, expiration date; round brown plastic twist cap (b); bottle is full of white powder.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bottle
b - cap
Provenance
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund; previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa).
Maker
Andrew Jergens Co.
Site Made (City)
Cincinatti
Site Made (State)
Ohio
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1950
1953
1950-1953
Date Remarks
Printed on artefact
Material
glass: clear
plastic: brown
paper: brown
ink: green, brown
powder: white
Inscriptions
(a) Printed on label: "DENTOCILLIN // TOOTH POWDER // CONTAINING PENICILLIN // EFFECTIVENESS in reducing tooth decay // confirmed in two-year test conducted by out- // standing dental authorities. // DIRECTIONS: Pour a little into the palm, // "take up" on wet tooth brush. Brush teeth tho- // roughly 2 or 3 times a day. // (Must be used regularly to get full benefits) // LOT NO. 043 // EXPIRATION DATE : MAY, 1953"; embossed on top of bottle: "DENTOCILLIN"; on bottom: "JERGENS // C . 0 1 1 // DENTOCILLIN"; (b) engraved on cap: "DENTOCILLIN"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-5 Box 2 Row E
Dimension Notes
a - bottle - Size: Length 13.2 cm x Width 7.5 cm x Depth 4.4 cm
b - cap - Size: Depth 1.9 cm x Diam. 2.9 cm
Condition Remarks
Front label is darkened, faded
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
"Medicine: Dentocillin", Time Magazine, Sept. 4, 1950
Research Facts
Dr Ralph and Mrs Olga Crawford donated their extensive Canadian dental collection to the DCF to create the museum in 1997; further donations were received while Dr Crawford was Curator Emeritus at the Dental Canada Museum until its closure in 2008; this item was donated by Dr. Boris Kostiuk from Oshawa, Ontario; Dentocillin was introduced in 1950; penicillin was thought to kill the acid-producing bacteria that was blamed for causing cavities; many dentists were not convinced of its efficacy, claiming that since the penicillin did not cause ill-effects, it was probably due to it being rinsed out of the mouth so quickly, in which case it would not have any effect on tooth decay either
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dental aspirator

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Dates
1940
1960
circa 1940-1960
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
Accession Number
010020287 a-b
Description
Silver metal dental aspirator; central hollow cylindrical barrel with two oval openings at sides (a); red rubber insert inside bottom of aspirator; top of barrel has two finger grips coming out at sides; cylindrical plunger with flat tip; thumb grip at top, paralled to finger grips, used to push pl…
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Accession Number
010020287 a-b
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
MeSH Heading
Dental Equipment
MM= Suction and Drainage -- aspirator
Description
Silver metal dental aspirator; central hollow cylindrical barrel with two oval openings at sides (a); red rubber insert inside bottom of aspirator; top of barrel has two finger grips coming out at sides; cylindrical plunger with flat tip; thumb grip at top, paralled to finger grips, used to push plunger into barrel; cylindrical tip (b) screws onto tip of aspirator
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - aspirator - Size: Length 11.4 cm x Width 5.2 cm x Depth 1.1 cm
b - tip - Size: Length 1.3 cm x Diam. 0.6 cm
Provenance
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund; previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa)
Maker
Novocol Chemical Co.
Site Made (City)
Brooklyn
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1940
1960
circa 1940-1960
Date Remarks
Based on supplier's catalogue
Material
metal: silver
rubber: red
Inscriptions
Engraved on handle: "NOVOCOL CHEM CO. // BROOKLYN N.Y. // PAT.APPLD.FOR // F"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E5-2
Condition Remarks
Metal slightly tarnished, particularly inside aspirator
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"A Catalogue of Operation Tables, Sterilizers, Hospital Furniture, Surgical Instruments, Appliances, Ligatures & Sutures", Allen & Hanbury Ltd., 1957, p. 530 (similar to #44760); "Novocol Pharmaceutical of Canada" website
CD #1
Research Facts
Dr Ralph and Mrs Olga Crawford donated their extensive Canadian dental collection to the DCF to create the museum in 1997; further donations were received while Dr Crawford was Curator Emeritus at the Dental Canada Museum until its closure in 2008; the Novocol company was founded in 1911 in the United States by Dr. Mendal Nevin; a factory was opened in Canada in 1926 and all operations moved there in 1983; the company remains leaders in producing anaesthetics and is based in Cambridge, Ontario
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