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The challenge of the perfect embouchure

Maurice Porter was a pioneering dentist in the latter half of the 20th century who provided treatments to help professional and amateur wind instrument musicians achieve and maintain their embouchure.

Celebrating the life and work of Maurice Porter (1909–1986): ​The challenge of the perfect embouchure

This temporary exhibition has been postponed until Spring 2021.



This exhibition will include Maurice Porter’s published research and the dental treatments he pioneered in the latter half of the 20th century to improve the embouchure for wind and brass instrument players.

Porter himself an amateur clarinettist understood how important a player's dentition, lip and facial structure are to the sound created by an instrument. With his dental skills he was able to help musicians, many with poor dentition or facial injuries to perform with confidence. 


For more information, contact the BDA Museum.


​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.