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    L/S of a waiting room full of children. M/S of some of the children - little identical twin girls and a boy. M/S of a woman in white coat showing something to the two girls. M/S of the woman looking into one girl's mouth. M/S of a little girl sitting on a chair playing with her doll. C/U shot of the girl's face.

    This is Children dental department in one of the London's hospitals where fear of dentists is overcome by transforming dental surgery into a playground. M/S of the inside of the surgery. Dentist is treating one girl in the background while another girl is climbing up the chair. She has her doll with her. M/S of the girl treating her doll's teeth with real instruments under dentist's supervision. High angle shot of 'the doll's teeth being treated' by the girl. High angle C/U shot of 'the doll's teeth being drilled'. C/U shot of the girl's face as she drills. Low angle M/S of the girl and the dentist talking.

    M/S of the children sitting around a woman who explains and demonstrates (with toothbrush and comb) a correct way of tooth brushing. C/U shot of the woman's face as she talks. Cut back to the little girl as she finishes her doll's treatment, leaves the chair to take a nice green towel, climbs back on the chair ready for treatment herself. Dentist wraps the towel around the girl's neck, takes an instrument and starts drilling. After the treatment, dentist lady gives the girl a mirror to see how pretty she looks with nice white teeth.

    M/S of an elderly man in white coat approaching another little girl, treated on another chair by the younger dentist. Older dentist inspects the girl's teeth. Little girl is given a mirror. C/U shot of the girl's face as she smiles.

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
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    01:19:07:00 / 01:21:49:00
    CP 115
    Sort Number:
    CP 115
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    Sport & Leisure Lifestyle & Culture Entertainment & Humour
    dent A Picture of Health Medicine in colour (40s and 50s) Dentists Post War Britain Changing Britain 1945-1979 Hospitals all
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