Terrific Tooth Tales: Reading Corner

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. 

Image of Books from the Reading Corner: Includes Tooth Tales from around the world, What do fairies do with all those teeth?, and Whose Teeth are These?

Raising awareness of dental history and oral health, encouraging reading, and developing reading proficiency, the reading corner invites you to pick up your favorite tooth tale and take a moment to experience the joy of reading.


Children’s Literature:  Select your favorite tooth tale from our collection of children’s story-books that span over 100 years of literature.

Dental advertisements: See if you recognize some of these popular dental products that line the railing of our second floor.

Image of Cabbage Patch ad banner located in the atrium of the National Museum of Dentistry


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