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Making dentures can be oddly riveting – a fusion of biology, craft and fun

‘Tooth after tooth: a brotherhood of pearly choppers! Upper and lower unite in a cuspidal embrace.’

Looking to pursue a career that combines science, craftsmanship and helping those in need? Then perhaps you might consider prosthodontics – the practical art of designing and fitting dental prosthetics. This playful British short from 1968 combines lab footage, stop-motion animation and a heavy dose of good humour to reveal how dentures are fashioned – a process that, we promise you, is far more fascinating than it sounds. And although the film is from the previous century, denture creation carries on today little changed, still requiring an expert human touch.

Director: Graeme Jackson

Website: Victorian College of the Arts

29 June 2020

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