The Future is Now! African Americans in Dentistry
Celebrate the rich heritage of African Americans in dentistry through one of the museum’s traveling exhibitions. Discover key individuals, institutions, and organizations that reshaped the social and political landscape of oral health care in the United States.
Find out how you can host this traveling exhibit by giving us a call at 410-706-0600.
To the left: Dr. Robert Tanner Freeman, born in Washington D.C., first African American to receive a dental degree, and member of the inaugural class of the Harvard Dental College, 1867. Image courtesy of the Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine, Harvard University.
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The University of Maryland, Dr. Samuel D. Harris National Museum of Dentistry is a proud affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution.