Senior Groups

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. 

Enjoy a smile-inspiring, nostalgic adventure into the toothrific world of dentistry!

A Smithsonian Affiliate, and designated by Congress as the country's "official museum of the dental profession," NMD is renowned for its collection of whimsical, legendary, scary, and delightful collection of dental related treasures.

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Register now for your trip to the Museum!

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Resources For Senior Care

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Learn about available resources!

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


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