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​What the Lindsay Society does

Dental Historian

Dental Historian is the journal of the Lindsay Society the History of Dentistry.

Its contents are wide-ranging, to be of interest both to researchers and general readers. 

It includes results of recent research, memories of the profession and other relevant information.

The journal is usually published twice-yearly and is indexed on Medline. It is free to members.

 Online archive






​Contents of the latest issue - July 2020:

  • The dawn of the digital era in dental education: charting the changes and challenges up to 2020. Part 1. The dawn of dental education
  • Eric Cooper. Oral surgeon and dentist in Colditz
  • History of the rubber dam
  • The founding of the University of Alberta School of Dentistry, Canada
  • Public dental services, Queensland, Australia: School dental service, 1911-1973

Submission of an article

Anyone with the results of historical research or a relevant story to tell is welcome to submit a paper for publication. 

If you would like to do this please send it as an email attachment to Margaret Wilson, Editor, 

Dental Historian is sent free to members of the Lindsay Society. 

Non-members wishing to purchase a single issue can do so by sending a cheque for £16 sterling made out to the Lindsay Society to the Distribution Manager, Dr G Garnett, Hey Barn, Back Lane, Newton-in-Bowland, Clitheroe, Lancs, BB7 3EE.​​ 

Annual Conference​ 2020 - postponed
2nd - 4th October, Bath
The annual conference for 2020 is postponed.

Annual Conference 2021

15th -17th October 2021 - Bath

 For more information about the annual conference please contact the Honorary Secretary Dr Brian Williams.    


Previous conferences 2019

A successful, enjoyable and educational conference took place on  Friday 4th – Sunday 6th October 2019 in Leicester.  

The Saturday and Sunday morning lecture sessions were an eclectic mix of thought provoking, surprising and amusing talks covering many aspects of dental history.
Enjoy our Facebook photo album of the event.

For more information about the annual conference please contact the Honorary Secretary Dr Brian Williams.