The BDA Dental Museum is the place to find out about the history of dental care in the UK. With over 20,000 items the museum has the largest collection of material relating to the history of dentistry in the UK, from its time as a marketplace spectacle to the complex procedures and treatment of today.
The museum aims to bring out the relevance of the past, present and future of dentistry, to inspire and educate existing and new audiences and to influence the perception of the science, practice and social impact of dentistry. The museum will achieve this through growing and caring for its collection and by making it accessible to all through displays, publications, education services, research opportunities and in the virtual environment.
The museum has approximately 30,000 items in its care and still actively collects objects which reflect the development of the dental profession in the UK. The main collecting areas are extraction, conservation, cleaning, prophylaxis, surgery, anaesthesia, diagnosis, orthodontics, prosthetics, fine arts, archives, photography and the history of the BDA
BDA Dental Museum
British Dental Association
64 Wimpole Street
Phone: 020 7563 4549
Access: The museum aims to make its collections accessible to all people. Whether you are a practice owner or manager looking for a team building day, a teacher wanting to enhance your teaching of KS2 “Teeth and Eating” or the organiser of trips for an adult group the museum will be happy to help.