The yardstick by which civilisation is measured : 200 years of the toothbrush
25th September - 17th December 2019 (temporary exhibition - FREE, see Museum opening times below)
Ever wondered when brushing our teeth became part of our daily hygiene routine?
Find out this and much more in our new temporary display at the BDA Museum
Explore the materials used in making toothbrushes, how much they cost and the campaigns used to encourage us to brush our teeth.
Highlights on display will be toothbrushes from the Addis collection at Hertford Museum and from the Royal Pharmaceutical Society Museum.
The toothbrush: past, present and future - a panel debate
Wednesday 25 September 2pm-4pm, BDA Lecture Theatre, London
Join leading experts to explore our relationship with the toothbrush, its role in improving our oral health, and what the future holds for the toothbrush.
Our panel will discuss the toothbrush from its humble origins, to the impact of brushing on oral health inequalities through history, and the issue of plastics usage and impact on the environment, asking what might come next for toothbrushing technology?
Our panel features:
- Professor Richard Watt, Chair of Dental Public Health at UCL (Chair)
- Professor Francis Hughes, Professor of Periodontology, Kings College London
- Ben Underwood, GDP and developer of the Brush DJ app
- Polly Munday, Senior oral health promotion adviser (retired)
- Sophie Thomas, designer and sustainability advocate
This free event is open to all, please email if you are interested in attending.
London Open House - CANCELLED
Saturday 21st September 2019 10-5pm
We are sorry to announce that our planned event for London Open House has had to be cancelled. A range of events will be takign place across London, including events at some of the Medical Museums, visit their website for more information.