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Your Spitting Image is ready to travel

National Museum of Dentistry's newest exhibition will head to San Antonio

San Antonio—The National Museum of Dentistry will preview the Healthy Mouth, Healthy Body portion of its newest traveling exhibition, Your Spitting Image, at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Booth 2940. ADA President Mark Feldman is scheduled to help cut the ribbon at 9:45 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 16.

Healthy Mouth, Healthy Body highlights the importance of oral hygiene and the mouth-body connection, featuring animated video and an exploration of the impact oral health can have on other conditions such as diabetes. Visitors can assume forensic investigator roles, take a closer look at that most remarkable fluid of the mouth, and see how scientists use bioengineering to grow replacement teeth. And while you're there, try the exhibit's "sensory element."

"Advances in dentistry are making a positive impact on our lives, and this new traveling exhibition shows some of the ways these advances affect us all," said Rosemary Fetter, executive director, NMD. "We are excited to bring a part of Your Spitting Image to the ADA annual session to show the impact this exhibition will have on helping to improve oral health across the country."

Lead support for Your Spitting Image is provided by Patterson Dental Foundation with major support from Johnson & Johnson Consumer & Personal Products Worldwide, Planmeca Inc., Drs. Leslie W. Seldin and Constance P. Winslow, and Dr. Laurence E. Johns and Dr. Robert J. Wilson. Your Spitting Image highlights the convergence of genetics and dentistry with hands-on interactive and computer activities. The exhibit begins touring children's and science museums in 2009.

The museum in Baltimore, Md., at 31 S. Greene St. is open Wednesday-Saturday from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. and Sunday 1-4 p.m. It's closed on Mondays, Tuesdays and major holidays. Call 1-410-706-0600 or visit www.dentalmuseum.org.