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Thursday 18 March 2021 12:09pm

The opening of the first Dental building in 1908, now the University of Otago Staff Club. The opening of the Walsh building in 1961, followed by the recent re-opening of the newly refurbished Walsh building in 2021.

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1908 Dental School opening. S06-159a Hocken Collections - Uare Taoka o Hākena
1961 Dental School Walsh building opening. Courtesy of the Dental School
2021 Dental School Walsh building re-opening following refurbishment

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1940s, Children in waiting rooms.
1940s, Students' common room.
1940s, Sterilisation and 1961 Student clinic. Photos courtesy of the Dental School

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Mural depicting dental students on life's journey, painted by muralist Guy Howard-Smith

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