|Object Name||Forceps, Dental|
|Title||Cleveland Dental Mfg. Co. Extracting Forceps (Upper Incisor)|
Stainless steel. Handles are textured outside, smooth inside and curved to fit hand. Wide for good grip. No screw visible--flat connection area (American style). Nose is bent up with slightly curved and indented parts. "Clev-Dent L&W, Allen, 11, 12" all stamped on various parts.
|Date||early 20th century|
|Collection||H. Trendley Dean Collection|
|Caption||Cleveland Dental Mfg. Co. Extracting Forceps (Upper Incisor)|
Used by Dr. H. Trendley Dean (1893-1962), the first dental scientist a the National Institute of Health (1931-1953). He was most known for his studies of mottled teeth, fluoride, and dental caries which resulted in the first city-wide addition of fluoride to drinking water in Grand Rapids, Michigan in 1945. He became the first director of the National Institute of Dental Research in 1948, where he remained until he retired.
This instrument was used to extract upper incisors.
|Number of images||1|
|Organizations||NIH; NIDR (National Institute of Dental Research) (1948-1998)|
|NIH Property #||none|
|Old NIH Property #||none|
Dean, H. Trendley