O'Dell says the majority of museum visitors are in the dental profession or have family members in the dental school. Nonetheless, the museum aims for a lay audience. "We want to be inclusive of as many people as we can," O'Dell says. And, she says, the dental neophytes who do stop by are "curious and fascinated."
Though the university lists the museum's address as the monolithic main dental building on North University, it's actually in the smaller Art Deco structure facing Fletcher. Touch screen way-finding systems also make the search easier. But don't be afraid to ask for directions.
[Originally published in November, 2013.]