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Dental Cast - Lower Jaw, Plaster, circa 1973 Object Reg. No: SH 850033

Summary:
This particular cast is of the bottom jaw of a patient at Lakeside Mental Hospital, Ballarat. It was made by the Dentist at Lakeside Mental Hospital, Ballarat, 1973. A dental cast is a positive copy of the tissues of the jaws, made in an impression, and over which denture bases or other restorations may be fabricated. This would have been part of the patient's regular dental care regime at the Hospital.
Description:
Plaster cast of bottom jaw, with 2 molars missing on right side.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Lakeside Mental Hospital
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 7.00 cm (Height), 3.50 cm (Width), 9.50 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: dental hygiene, mental health, mental health institutions, psychiatric hospitals, making history - psych services
Themes this item is part of: Psychiatric Services Collection, Medicine in Society Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Dental hygiene in Victorian Mental Health Institutions
Primary Classification: MEDICINE & HEALTH
Secondary Classification: Mental Health - Dentistry
Tertiary Classification: dental prosthetics
Maker: Lakeside Mental Hospital, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia, circa 1973
Place & Date Used: Lakeside Mental Hospital, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia, circa 1973
References: Card with exhibit

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