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Vintage Oral-B Return of the Jedi Dentist Reminder Postcards and Membership Kit

March 24, 2011

In 1983 Oral-B created a set of Return of the Jedi-themed materials for dentists to use. These included the postcards above, which would have been sent to kids to remind them of an upcoming dental checkup. There were six designs, although of course I’m most interested in the one with Jabba and Bib Fortuna. Click either image below for a larger view of that card.

All of the postcards have the same text on the back, except for the line that describes the photo on the front. As you can see, kids were told that there would be a “special RETURN OF THE JEDI surprise” waiting for them at the dentist’s office, including a Star Wars toothbrush, an official membership in the “Star Wars Plaque Fighter Club” and an “Oral-B Star Wars Dental Health Adventure Booklet.” Why can’t my dentist offer stuff like that? I don’t have any of the toothbrushes yet, but none of them had any Jabba’s palace characters on them anyway.

I’m proud to say that I’m now of a member in good standing of the Star Wars Plaque Fighter Club, although I don’t think they were too strict about who they let in. 😀

The “Dental Health Adventure Book” is a short leaflet with some activities and coloring pages. In it, the heroes of Star Wars fight against “tooth demons” who cause tooth decay and other maladies. I’ve created a PDF of it that you can view by clicking the image below.

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