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Exhibitions and events

The BDA Museum organises exhibitions and events throughout the year.

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.





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 ivory dentures.

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

BDA Museum

The BDA Museum has one of the largest collections of dental heritage in the UK. Spanning the 17th to the present day, highlights of the collection include dental chairs, drills, oral hygiene products, and the infamous ‘Waterloo’ teeth. 

The BDA Museum is located at 64 Wimpole Street, London, W1G 8YS, find out more details and our opening times.