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    Take a look at several significant dental artifacts, including chairs, practice photos and a unique advertisement. Click the arrow to start the slideshow.

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    Dentist in Action

    Dr. William R. Hamilton graduated from the University of Toronto in 1890. Here he is with the latest in equipment, including a tank of nitrous oxide that was mixed every day before beginning the day’s treatments.

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    McLaren Chair

    This chair was manufactured in Toronto around 1880. It was able to tilt backward and forward and had an adjustable head rest. The best part was the price: a whole $30.

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    New Dental Building

    In 1896, a large new dental school was built on College Street to address the problem of shortage of space. The dental college was owned by Ontario dentists and operated by them through the RCDSO Board of Directors as trustees.

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    Monday Morning Special

    Full sets of teeth, regularly $8 to $12, on special for only $3.00.

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    New Dental Practice

    In 1886, Dr. Jack Allison Marshall stands in his new operating room with patient and dental assistant in Belleville, Ontario.

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    The Initiation

    Dr. J. W. Ivory is initiated into dentistry sometime around 1890 complete with a “thunder mug” on his head and the special grip handshake.