“Say Ahh!” dental artifacts exhibit now on view

Four vintage toothpaste jars are arranged in a glass case in front of a background of trees

“Say Ahh! … Artifacts of Dentistry,” now on view in the OHSU Library, brings many rarely displayed historical dental artifacts out of storage and into public view all summer long. Come see decades of dentures, timeless tooth powders, excruciating extraction devices, fascinating flosses, educational accoutrements, and the kitschiest of dental curiosities.

The exhibit will be on display in the BICC third floor Library entrance through mid-September 2023. We hope you’ll check it out the next time you’re on Marquam Hill. 

Visit the Historical Collections & Archives website to learn more about our collections and programming, or to learn more about supporting our work. 

Featured photo: Tooth powders from the 19th and 20th centuries on view in the current exhibit.