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. 

Exhibit Guides

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Planning a trip to the museum? Use our field trip and exhibit guides in your preparation!

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Screenshot from the Mouthpower interactive websiteExplore Mouthie's online laboratory to learn about how to brush your teeth, what tobacco can do to your mouth and how to make healthy food choices.

Check out our classroom activities related to the exhibit as well!

Healthy Smiles for Autism

Clip from cover of healthy smiles for autism booklet‌Dental care is the leading unmet health care need among children with special needs. The National Museum of Dentistry has developed a unique resource for parents to teach their children how to have a healthy mouth for life. Healthy Smiles for Autism‌ contains oral hygiene tips, facts and step-by-step demonstrations for children with autism spectrum disorder.

History Scavenger Hunt

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Looking for the answers? E-mail before your visit or ask for the answer sheet when you arrive.




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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.