Get Involved

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. 

Take part in inspiring healthy choices and celebrating dentistry!

There are many ways you can become a part of the dental story. Join us in promoting healthy choices and sharing the heritage and future of dentistry with a donation of any size or by becoming an annual member. Volunteer at the museum and share your passion for a healthy smile personally. Become a part of dental history with a brick or plaque. Or, just celebrate with us by having your event at the museum!

Give a Gift

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Donations to NMD support educational programs, preserve dental treasures, and play a pivotal role in promoting oral health. Make a donation of any amount today.

Become a Member

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Bring awareness to the importance of oral health. Celebrate and share your passion for the history of healthy smiles by becoming a member today.


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Share your passion with our visitors and the public. Learn more about dental history. Become an integral part of our story by asking about volunteering today.

Honor Someone Special

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Celebrate the achievements of a colleague, a family member, a friend, or even yourself. Order a brick or plaque that will become a part of our museum and be seen by visitors from all over the world.

Connect With Us

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Celebrate birthdays, retirements, reunions, graduations, and more in our atrium. Book your event today in a unique space you won't soon forget!


Become a Member, Support the National Museum of Dentistry
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.


Support the Museum
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.