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The museum has approximately 25,000 items in its care and still actively collects objects which reflect the development of the dental profession in the UK.
Full listing of items can be found on our catalogue.
Anatomical modelsAnatomical models were used for teaching purposes and for students to practise their manual dexterity
Dental equipmentDental equipment has varied over the years from the very basic to today’s ultra-sophisticated machines
Oral health promotionPrior to the twentieth century, the idea of preventative dentistry didn't really exist. Since then individual dentists, dental manufacturing companies and later government organisations and public bodies have all become involved in promoting good oral health
Teeth and denturesWe have a wide range of dentures alongside a small collection of natural dentition. In the past, as today, teeth have been valued by some for their aesthetic qualities as well as their functionality