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History journals

View a list of history related articles from our eJournals titles.


BDA WWI memorial

Read a BDJ article about the men who gave their lives in the First World War who are commemorated on a plaque at the headquarters of the British Dental Association.


Foot pedal engine

The latest edition of the HMES Bulletin contains an article by Margaret Wilson on The Development of the Foot Pedal Engine.


Dr Coupland and his instruments

Find out more about this inventor of elevators and chisels in the 22 June 2018 issue of the BDJ.


Dental implants

The January issue of Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery looks at 100 years of dental implants.

BDA member can access this free once they have registered for the ejournals.


The most important invention in dentistry?

An editorial considering this appeared in the October 2017 edition of JADA. What do you think? Email any ideas to


Glasgow dental students in WWI

Glasgow dental school left behind no official Roll of Honour. Florence Dall has researched the records to bring those who served in the First World War to light.

Other articles include:

  • Report on the Annual Conference of The Lindsay Society, Glasgow October 2018
  • Maurice Roy's protest
  • Cary Middlecoff: dentist and American golfer
  • 'TEETH': a personal accout of the Wellcome Exhibition, London 2018
  • Medieval malpractice: 'An enormous and horrible hurt of the jaw'
  • Toothache, tooth decay and tooth extraction in Lancashire 1900-1948


January 2019 Dental Historian

This is the latest issue of the Lindsay Society's Dental Historian journal.

View a list of its contents on the Lindsay Society web page including access to one article online.

View the online archive.


In the Journal of the History of Dentistry

The latest issue is Summer/Fall 2018.

Articles include:

  • Silver diamine fluoride: rejuvenation of a 172-year-old (or older?) dental caries attenuation
  • History of pivot teeth - artificial crowns upon natural roots


 Available journals

Dental History Magazine (formerly History of Dentistry Newsletter) - the journal of the History of Dentistry Research GroupAll issues available on the Research Group website
Library holdings: 2007 to date
Dental Historian (originally called The Lindsay Club Occasional Newsletter) - the journal of the Lindsay Society for the History of Dentistry

A 1975-1998 index is available. View the online archive.
Library holdings: 1975 to date

Journal of the History of Dentistry (originally called Bulletin of the History of Dentistry) - the journal of the American Academy for the History of DentistryIssues from 2005-2009 are available free on the Academy website
Library holdings: 1953 to date

For more about the history of dentistry see the BDA Dental Museum pages.

If you are a BDA member and  would like to see a list of our books on a particular aspect of dental history please email us and we will prepare one for you.

Alternatively if you would like a list of articles published on a particular aspect of dentistry then as a BDA member you can request a free literature search from us.

BDA members can request specific articles by downloading our photocopy request form.

See more about this on our Document supply page.