The Dr. Samuel D. Harris National Museum of Dentistry will be closed to the public Monday, September 2nd, in observance of the Labor Day Holiday. We will reopen Tuesday, September, 3rd at our normal time. Enjoy your holiday weekend!

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For Older Adults

‌‌‌‌‌‌Getting older doesn't have to mean getting dentures. Protect your teeth and mouth with the following resources.

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For Caregivers 

Are you responsible for the well-being of an older relative, friend, or individual? Use the resources below to help you figure out the best way to provide the care that person needs.

Image of Schein Dental ChairFinding Care in Your Neighborhood

Even if you keep up with brushing, flossing, and rinsing twice a day, you still should see a dentist regularly, and especially if you think there might be an issue. Use the tools below to find dental programs that meet your needs.



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.