Kōrero: Dental care

Dental nurses, 1920s

Dental nurses, 1920s

Dental-nurse probationers wearing white veils provide dental care to children, under the supervision of a dentist in the surgery at the school for dental nurses in Wellington in the 1920s. The first 35 dental-nurse probationers were selected early in 1921 from 120 applicants, based on their educational qualifications, personality, age, health and other personal qualities. They received £75 a year as a living allowance and £50 as an accommodation allowance. This was more than the bursaries received by students in the four-year course for dentists at the University of Otago.

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Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: ABKI W4078 667 1

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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/mi/photograph/30593/dental-nurses-1920s (accessed 7 December 2019)

He kōrero nā Andrew Schmidt and Susan Moffat, i tāngia i te 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 6 Nov 2018