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. 

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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.