ADA Theatre

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. 

American Dental Association Exhibit Panel

Enjoy a variety of fun movies about oral health in our very own personal theater.


Dental PSAs -Travel through time to see the Public Service Announcements of different generations.

Teeth in Popular Culture - Watch these video clips to see how dentistry and oral health have been incorporated into some of the media's most well known programming.

Dental Associations and Organizations - Learn about the different associations and organizations that someone in the oral health field can be a part of, and what they are doing for the public.

How and Why You Should Take Care of Your Mouth - Discover the methods and the reasoning behind taking care of your mouth. Follow along with videos for brushing and flossing.

Being a Dentist - Ever wonder what it takes to be an oral health professional? Watch these videos to discover the career path and responsibility of an oral health professional.

Dental Health - Watch these videos for a general overview on the questions your dentist would be happy to explain. From teeth grinding to severe toothaches, learn the basics of dental health.


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Support the engaging exhibitions and innovative programs that promote the importance of oral health in a healthy life to audiences across the country by becoming a member.


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Inspire people to make healthy choices about oral health by supporting the museum.


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