Sindecuse Museum of Dentistry
The Sindecuse Museum of Dentistry is operated by the University of Michigan School of Dentistry in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Located on the university's Central Campus, the museum is one of only a handful of dentistry museums in the world. It has a collection of more than 15,000 catalogued items, about 15 percent of which are displayed at one time. The collection emphasizes dental technology and the history of the dental profession, particularly in the United States and Michigan. Artifacts date from the 18th century to the present day. They include dental equipment such as articulators, denture-forming equipment, and dental X-ray items, as well as historical oral hygiene items. Among the exhibits are materials on Saint Apollonia, the patron saint of dentistry; a collection of dentistry-themed children's books and toys; and materials on the noted dentist Willoughby D. Miller, a graduate of the university.