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History journals

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


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


History of toothpastes

In the Summer/Fall 2017 edition of the Ontario Dental Association's Your oral health.


Samurai vs commoners

The July 2017 issue of Odontology contains an article looking at teeth blackening and its effect on the dentition in early modern Japan (1603-1867); Sex differences of dental pathology in early modern samurai and commoners at Kokura in Japan


Prehistoric dentistry?

Do these four associated mandibular teeth show evidence of toothpick grooves? A recent article in the Bulletin of the International Association of Paleodontology suggests they do.


Kate Latarche in the latest DHM

Kate Latarche served as the first dentist at the Girton and Newnham Unit of the Scottish Women's Hospitals in Salonica during the First World War and was one of the first women to obtain the dental diploma of the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

Other articles include:

  • Report of the Lindsay Society Meeting, Portsmouth, October 2017
  • Preparing for jobs that don't exist yet
  • Use of portraiture in forensic odontology
  • A case of misdiagnosis in eighteenth-century England


January 2018 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.


In the Journal of the History of Dentistry

The latest issue is Summer/Fall 2017.

Articles include:


 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 Some recent issues are online
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.