BDA Dental Museum
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.
View a list of history related articles from our eJournals titles.
July 2021 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.
View the online archive.
Neanderthals' used toothpicks!
The Journal of Human Evolution has published an article on new hominin teeth found in a cave in Poland that show signs of wear consistent with the use of toothpicks. The first page of the article is
A 2017 piece in the
Smithsonian Magazine discusses a similar finding.
History of periodontics
Volume 82 of
Periodontology 2000 contains a comprehensive history of periodontics in the USA highlighting pioneers such as John Riggs, G V Black, W D Miller and Anne D Haffajee amongst others.
Dentist Helmut Kunz and the Goebbels' children
This episode at the end of the Second World War is explored in the
13th December issue of the BDJ.
The September 2019 issue of the Journal of Dental Research discusses
100 years of progress in periodontal medicine.
Bexhill-on-Sea - dentistry in a seaside resort
Paul Hellyer has written two articles in the BDJ issues for September 2019 on the development and growth of dental practice in this Sussex resort between 1885 and 1916.
The growth of general dental practice in a developing Sussex seaside resort 1885-1916 -
Part 1: the early settlers
The development of dental practice in a new English seaside resort 1885-1916.
Part 2: the next generation
Fluoride - the history of a consensus
In the July 2019 issue of the Journal of Dental Research ten Cate and Buzalaf take a look at the history of the discovery of
fluoride's mode of action.
James IV of Scotland in DHM
Apparently, this "Renaissance Man", Scottish King was interested in the practice of dentistry and extracted teeth!
Other articles in the Dental History magazine include:
- Report on the Lindsay Society Leicester meeting, October 2019
- James (Jean/Jacques) Gardette (1756-1831)
- John Smith: dental surgeon and artist
In the Journal of the History of Dentistry
The latest issue is Winter 2018.
- Digital access to the Weinberger rare book collection at NYU college of dentistry
- Precision and accuracy in the management of periapical lesions during the focal infection era
- Dr C C Haskell, dentist and sewing machine merchant
Public dental services, Queensand: Edward "Ned" Michael Hanlon
Dr Thomas B Hartzell: an oral surgeon and physician caught in the conflagrations of focal infection