See amazing teeth feats, marvel at George Washington’s choppers, sing along to vintage toothpaste commercials, and discover fascinating hands-on exhibitions about the power of a healthy smile. An Affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, the National Museum of Dentistry is designated by Congress as the nation’s official museum of the dental profession.
The first dental college in the world was established in Baltimore in 1840, and the museum’s collection of historic objects related to dentistry can be traced back to the Baltimore College of Dental Surgery. Historic highlights include George Washington’s lower denture and a bullet with teeth marks from the War of 1812 in addition to many other tooth-related treasures.
Open Wednesday–Saturday 10 a.m.–4 p.m. and Sunday 1–4 p.m. Closed Mondays, Tuesdays, and major holidays.
$7 for adults, $5 for seniors, and students with ID, $3 for children age 3-19; and free for age 2 & under and active duty military & immediate family.
The Museum is wheelchair accessible and meets Americans with Disabilities Act guidelines.