127 South Street

Manawatu, New Zealand

Phone: (06) 323 6401

Temporary Exhibitions

100 Years of School Dental Nursing [Closed]


The inception of the school dental service in 1920, was instigated by Colonel Thomas Hunter, who led the NZ Dental Corps in WW1. On his return to New Zealand he was appalled by the state of children's teeth. In 1921 the first group of women started training as Dental Nurses in Wellington.

This temporary display features many examples of very old equipment including a pedal powered drill, wooden chair, and a uniform from the early years. All items have been loaned by the David Warnock Medical Museum located at Palmerston North Hospital, near Gate 5, Heretaunga Street. Open 1st & 3rd Friday of each month, 2pm - 4.30pm or group visits by arrangement.


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127 South Street,

(06) 323 6401

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