The Yorkshire Film Archive collects, preserves, and shows film made in, or about Yorkshire. Our collections are non-fiction, dating from the 1890s to the present day, and providing a rich and visually compelling record of all aspects of lives, cultures, landscape, industries, major events and everyday activities, many of which are available to watch, free of charge, on our website.
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Take Care of Your Teeth
Children from Sheffield enjoy becoming amateur dentists for the day in this informative educational film from the late 1950s.
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Kids from Sheffield learn the importance of dental health in this light-hearted educational film. Throughout the film, a dentist uses a number of visual aids to teach the kids, in addition to those watching the film, how best to look after their teeth. The formality of the lectures eases towards the end when the kids are allowed to practice dental techniques on plastic models and their friends.
In the UK, dentists must train for a minimum of five years, but most continue their studies for a further two years. Dentists are allowed to choose whether they would like to be part of the National Health Service or run their business privately.