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American Dental Association Hosts "Your Spitting Image" Exhibit through Aug. 31

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WHAT: The American Dental Association invites the public to visit "Your Spitting Image," a traveling exhibit that uses hands-on activities to take visitors on an interactive odyssey through the mouth to learn the science behind saliva. Visitors can step into the role of a disaster recovery team member and learn how to identify victims of a mass disaster. Discover how to identify gender and ethnicity from skull structure, create dental charts and analyze radiographs to make identifications.

WHERE/WHEN: American Dental Association, 211 E. Chicago Ave.
Monday through Friday, 8:30am—5pm, Now through Aug. 31

COST:   Free

BACKGROUND:  This traveling exhibit is part of a yearlong celebration of the ADA’s and dentistry’s 150th anniversary. The exhibit is on loan from The Dr. Samuel D. Harris National Museum of Dentistry, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, located in Baltimore, Md.

About the American Dental Association

The not-for-profit ADA is the nation's largest dental association, representing 157,000 dentist members. The premier source of oral health information, the ADA has advocated for the public's health and promoted the art and science of dentistry since 1859. The ADA's state-of-the-art research facilities develop and test dental products and materials that have advanced the practice of dentistry and made the patient experience more positive. The ADA Seal of Acceptance long has been a valuable and respected guide to consumer dental care products. The monthly The Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA) is the ADA's flagship publication and the best-read scientific journal in dentistry. For more information about the ADA, visit For more information on oral health, including prevention, care and treatment of dental disease, visit the ADA’s consumer website