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dental gold vial

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Dates
1950
1965
circa 1950-1965
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
Accession Number
010020183 a-b
Description
Vial container of dental gold; clear glass vial (a) with blue paper label affixed at front, printed with black ink; label states manufacturing information, product name, weight of gold; black metal screw cap (b) with ridged sides at top and silver metal inside; assorted gold pieces and white cotton…
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Accession Number
010020183 a-b
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
MeSH Heading
Dental Equipment
Dental Materials
Dentistry, Operative
Description
Vial container of dental gold; clear glass vial (a) with blue paper label affixed at front, printed with black ink; label states manufacturing information, product name, weight of gold; black metal screw cap (b) with ridged sides at top and silver metal inside; assorted gold pieces and white cotton inside
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - vial - Size: Length 7.9 cm x Diam. 2.0 cm
b - cap - Size: Depth 0.9 cm x Diam. 2.2 cm
Provenance
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund; previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa)
Maker
The Williams Gold Refining Company of Canada, Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Fort Erie
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1950
1965
circa 1950-1965
Date Remarks
Based on packaging
Material
glass: clear
paper: blue
ink: black
metal: yellow, silver
fabric: white
enamel: black
Inscriptions
(a) Printed on front: "1/10 OUNC [Illeg.] // WILLIAMS // GOLD CYLINDERS // Williams [Illeg.] ng Comp [Illeg.] // [Illeg.] Ltd. // Smelters, R [Illeg.] Manufact [Illeg.] // FORT [Illeg.] ONTARIO // [Illeg.] N.Y."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-7
Temporary Location
MHC 2017 Public Program: Seniors Program - Say Cheese: History of Dentures and Dental Health, July 2017
Condition Remarks
Label is very worn, illegible in parts
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Material in Dentistry: Principles and Applications, 2nd ed.", Jack L. Ferracane, 2001, p. 3, 140-141
CD #10
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; gold is still used by some dentists, despite it being more costly and more difficult to work with than amalgams or composites; gold was first used to fill cavities around 1500 C.E. in early modern Italy; while gold is a very soft metal, it becomes harder when compressed, and pieces weld together in the mouth; it requires twice as much force as amalgam does to be compressed, however, and there is a danger of hurting the tooth being filled
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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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