Starting Monday, March 25th, the National Museum of Dentistry will be closed to the public on Mondays for the summer. We will be utilizing these days to develop new exhibits and resources for the upcoming year, as well as utilizing this time to make our collection of over 40,000 objects and archival materials more accessible to the public. If you'd like to volunteer to help us with our collections or exhibitions on Mondays, please contact Patrick Cutter at 410-706-0600 or by visiting our Volunteer page.

The museum will remain open Tuesday through Friday during our normal operating hours, 9am-4pm, for walk-ins and group tours during this time. 

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Discover the power of a healthy smile with a field trip to the National Museum of Dentistry!

An Affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, NMD is renowned for its collection of dental related treasures from the legendary to the whimsical. From ancient cultures to the modern dental office, unearth the progression of people and their teeth. Experience innovative, interactive exhibits and programs that teach the importance of oral health in a healthy life.

A visit to the Museum is a fascinating, fun, smile-inspiring experience where students learn the important role oral health plays in a healthy life, and that they too could be a dentist. Hands-on programs and interactive exhibits offer educational activtiies that meet national education standards in health, science, social studies, and language arts.

For more information or to schedule a tour for your class, give us a call at 410-706-0600 or email our Research Associate, Patrick Cutter at

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We look forward to seeing your smiles!


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Register now for your trip to the Museum!

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Resources For Your Trip

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Learn about our available resources!

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Your Feedback is Essential

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Feel free to contact Patrick Cutter to ask about how to better prepare your students for a museum visit, comment on a resource, provide an idea for a new lesson plan or resource, or for additional information on our educational programs.


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Smithsonian Affiliate Membership
The University of Maryland, Dr. Samuel D. Harris National Museum of Dentistry is a proud affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution.