Teeth: Wellcome Collection Exhibition
The BDA Museum is proud to be supporting Wellcome Collection’s exhibition on ‘Teeth’ by loaning them over 60 fascinating objects from the BDA’s collection.
The exhibition, which is open from 17 May-16 September 2018, traces the evolution of our relationship with our teeth and with the profession that has shaped the way we live with them - or without them.
Vote for your favourite object from dental history
BDA Museum Head, Rachel Bairsto, has picked 10 of her favourite objects from the BDA Museum, which will be on loan to the Wellcome Collection for the exhibition - please vote for your favourite:
If you would like to enter our prize draw to win the accompanying book to the Exhibition, 'The Smile Stealers', please leave your details at the end of the form.
About the BDA Museum
The BDA Museum has one of the largest collections of dental objects in the UK, including a Mayan tooth with a beautiful carved inlay (as seen in the above video), Sir Edwin Saunders’ instrument set, 1960s dental surgery equipment, a barber surgeon’s chair and a selection of
The Wellcome Collection's Teeth exhibition is the first to look at how dentistry has evolved from fairground entertainment to highly-skilled profession, with many associated educational campaigns and spin-off industries.
It will explore oral hygiene and dentistry as markers of medical progress, and vividly illustrate the enduring connections between 'good' teeth, beauty, vanity, wealth and success.
Visit the Wellcome Collection
The 'Teeth' exhibition opens on 17 May 2018 and is free: Wellcome Collection - 183 Euston Road, London NW1 2BD
Visit their website for opening times and access information