Welcome to the Sindecuse Museum of Dentistry Online Collection!

Discover objects and photos in the Sindecuse Museum collections by using one of the search tabs above. Ways to help you define the search are listed below. Keyword search is highly recommended. We continue to add to or update this database, so please check back frequently. Although we have done our best to be accurate, if you find an error or can help us fill in missing data, please use the feedback option to send us your comments.

Items with Images Only

Search Hints: To search by phrase wrap your criteria in quotes. ex: "Find me"

Tips for Searching

The Keyword Search button allows you to perform a general search across multiple data fields for any catalog records online. Keyword searches use OR as the default connector between words (e.g. a search for Dentist chair will return records associated with Dentist OR chair). If you want to find records where both keywords are found, type in AND between the two words. To search for a specific phrase, be sure to put the phrase within quotes (e.g. "Dentist chair"). You can also use the asterisk (*) as a wildcard (e.g. a search for histor* would come up with records containing history, histories, historical, etc.). Searches are not case sensitive.

The Advanced Search button can help you be more specific with your search. You can search for a word or phrase within a particular search category or use multiple categories to further narrow your search results. For example, searching the family name White in the People field will turn up any records associated with a member of the White family, without having to sift through black & white photographs. You can also search People and Creator records through Advanced Search. Phrase searching with quotes and use of wildcards (*) are available in Advanced Search.

The Random Images button is a great way to just browse the collection. Each Random Images page displays a random assortment of images from the records online. If something piques your interest, click the thumbnail to view a larger version of the image.

The catalog buttons can also help narrow down your search, by only searching with a selected catalog. If you only want to search for Photos, click the Photos button and type in your keyword(s) or phrase. You can also browse records within that catalog without performing a search. Phrase searching, wildcards (*) as well as AND/OR statements are available when performing catalog searches. Please note that archival items and anything not an image will be found in the Objects catalog

Images and content may be protected by copyright or other restrictions and may not be reproduced, transmitted, copied, or otherwise used without permission. Not all materials in our holdings are in the public domain and it is your responsibility to identify the copyright owner and to obtain permission before making use of this material in any way. Materials reproduced must acknowledge the Sindecuse Museum of Dentistry. All items may be subject to a use and reproduction fee. Please email dentalmuseum@umich.edu for more information.