Virtual Dental Museum

Exhibits

Flame to Furnace: Turning Up the Heat in Dentistry

Flame to Furnace: Turning Up the Heat in Dentistry

IDHCSOct 11, 2022
This exhibit explores some of the 19th to mid-20th century heating devices, accessories, and methods used by dentists to accomplish the many tasks of the profession.

About the Museum

This “virtual museum,” with historical details and functional descriptions provided for many items, brings to life the treasure of the dental school’s A.W. Ward Museum of Dentistry. The Ward collection preserves artifacts and documents dating mainly from the mid-19th to mid-20th centuries. For the past several decades, the bulk of the museum’s collection has been inaccessible to the dental school community and the general public. This website makes selected highlights of the collection accessible to the world. Read more ›