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Dental nursing: Ōtaki School, 1971 (4th of 5)

Dental nursing: Ōtaki School, 1971

Some school dental clinics employed two nurses. At Ōtaki School in October 1971 Nurse Gardner (left) and Nurse Whetren pose with their two patients, Kay Ludlam (front, in her Brownie uniform) and Linda Chong. Gardner attended the same dental clinic when she was a pupil at the school. Dental nurses in the 1970s still sported the distinctive white veils worn by nurses in the 1920s. However, the veils became steadily smaller until they were abandoned completely.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1971/5166

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Andrew Schmidt and Susan Moffat, 'Dental care - Dental nurses to dental therapists', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/30597/dental-nursing-otaki-school-1971 (accessed 7 December 2019)

Story by Andrew Schmidt and Susan Moffat, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 6 Nov 2018