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Westbrook Junior College was the first residential junior college in the United States to offer a dental hygiene (DH) degree. The dental hygiene building, later named the Coleman Building, was built in 1961. This black and white photograph from the late 1960s shows the dental hygiene clinic with eight DH students, in white uniforms, caps, stockings and shoes, cleaning the teeth of school children. Some of the DH students have bands on their caps, others do not. Some sit and some stand beside their young patients. A dentist, back to camera, is to the right of the photograph.


Black and white photograph



late 1960s

Location of Original

Westbrook College History Collection

Size of Original

10 inches x 8 inches

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