Agents of Change: Pioneering Women Dentists
According to the American Dental Association (ADA), as of 2019, there are 200,419 dentists in the United States. Also according to the ADA, 33.4% of these dentists are female. While women have not always constituted such a significant percentage of dentists in the United States, they have had a significant impact on the dental profession since their formal entry into the dental field in the United States in the mid-nineteenth century. The story of pioneering women dentists in the United States, including the impact they had in advancing the dental profession and the obstacles they faced in doing so, from the mid-nineteenth century to the present is the story at the heart of the Agents of Change: Pioneering Women Dentists program.
Choose from an entire program or individual activities to learn more about the role pioneering women played in dentistry, or choose from individual activities to learn what a change agent is, how to use primary source documents to understand the "debate over women dentists" that occurred throughout dentistry's history, and the role of gender stereotypes, gender bias, and gender discrimination in dental history.
Healthy Smiles for Autism
Dental care is the leading unmet health care need among children with special needs. The National Museum of Dentistry has developed a unique resource for parents to teach their children how to have a healthy mouth for life. Healthy Smiles for Autism contains oral hygiene tips, facts and step-by-step demonstrations for children with autism spectrum disorder.
National Museum of Dentistry
31 S. Greene Street,
Baltimore, MD 21201
Dr. Scott Swank
9am to 4pm
Members, Military, UMB Community, Teachers, and Children (2 and under): FREE
Seniors and Students: $6
Children (3-12): $5
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