Lance's Journal: Impressive Dental Display, Sept. 15, 2017

The UNMC College of Dentistry has been holding their annual open house these week on East Campus.

They have invited visitors in to see a remarkable collection of dental artifacts dating back to the Mid-19th century.

Dr. Stan Harn had just started teaching at the Nebraska Dental College back in the 1970's when he came up with a big idea.

He got the approval to begin collecting historic dental items. And now, four decades later, he has amassed so many items that he feels his collection is one of the most impressive dental displays in all of America. Dr. Harn says, "If you look at public institutions, this has to rank in the top 3 of all public institutions, maybe higher."

As the curator of the dental museum, Dr. Harn enjoys sharing this collection with visitors.

Dr. Harn has been building this extensive assemblage since 1977, and it's now so large that it is only put on public display one week each year at the College of Dentistry's annual open house.