Dr. Samuel D. Harris National Museum of Dentistry

The Dr. Samuel D. Harris National Museum of Dentistry will be closed to the public effective Monday, March 16th until further notice in accordance with the University of Maryland, Baltimore's current practices and guidelines regarding the COVID-19 situation. We will still be available by phone or email for any questions regarding the museum. Please keep an eye on our website and social media pages for any further updates.

We also encourage you to view and follow the guidelines developed by the University of Maryland, Baltimore at https://www.umaryland.edu/coronavirus/ to stay up to date on the current coronavirus situation in our community and around the world. 

Did George Washington really have wooden teeth? Find out the truth at the National Museum of Dentistry! Help change the world, one smile at a time! Explore the different paths to becoming a dental professional. Explore dentistry's exciting (and sometimes gross) past, present and future! style=


Smiles are always welcome...

At the NMD, we celebrate the importance of healthy smile and the unique history of the dental profession. With over 40,000 objects and an archive chronicling the development of professional dentistry, we are the premiere institute for researching dental history in the United States. Visit the museum to sink your teeth into fun for all ages with our interactive exhibits and mouthfuls of toothy history!


Become a Part of the Dental Team

Thanks to the generosity of individuals like you, NMD can fulfill its role as the “official museum of the dental profession.” Gifts to the NMD provide crucial funding for educational programs, preservation of our dental artifacts, exhibitions, and the continual day-to-day operations. 

Contact Us

National Museum of Dentistry
31 S Greene St,
Baltimore, MD 21201

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Patrick Cutter
Assistant Director
Phone: 410-706-0600

Dr. Scott Swank
Phone: 410-706-8704

Hours & Admission

Monday-Friday: 9am to 4pm


Members, Military, UMB Community, Teachers and Children (2 and under): FREE
Adults: $7
Seniors and Students: $6
Children (3-12): $5


10 or more: $5 per person
K-12: $5 per student
Teachers & Chaperones: FREE


In addition to cash donations, which can be pledged by check or credit card, the NMD also happily accepts gifts of stock, planned or deferred contributions, and in-kind services. To discuss giving options, please contact dentaladvancement@umaryland.edu or 410-706-0846.

Looking to donate items to the NMD's collection, please visit our Object Donation page.

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