Internet Explorer and Edge browser users:
To download Word, Excel or PowerPoint files please right-click on the file you wish to download, and select 'Save target as...'

What the Lindsay Society does

The benefits of joining the Lindsay Society.

Dental Historian

Dentral historian cover listing publication years

Dental Historian is the journal of the Lindsay Society the History of Dentistry.

Its contents are wide-ranging, to be of interest both to researchers and general readers.

It includes results of recent research, memories of the profession and other relevant information.

The journal is usually published twice-yearly and is indexed on Medline. It is free to members.

Online archive



Contents of the latest issue – July 2021:


  • Ronald Clive Moody (1900-1984), dentist and leading black sculptor, and his brothers
  • The Owen versus Nasmyth dispute: a cause célèbre
  • A patient and his dentures: the life history and early dental treatment of William Hudson (1914-2003)
  • One of the first civilian hygienist trainees in the UK: the career of Pamela Jones (née Frank)
  • What price heritage? The Brisbane Dental Hospital and Queensland University Dental College building, alias The Palace: an imminent test case?
  • Four generations of dentists: the Stanley/Handley family dental dynasty
  • Skulls of the Odontological Society and the (Royal) Dental Hospital of London
  • Celebrating the life of Gil Alcoforado Sr 1918-2021 and his influence on three generations of Portuguese dentists

Submission of an article

Anyone with the results of historical research or a relevant story to tell is welcome to submit a paper for publication.


If you would like to do this please send it as an email attachment to Margaret Wilson, Editor,


Purchase an issue

Dental Historian is sent free to members of the Lindsay Society.


To purchase a single issue contact


Annual Conference 2021

15 - 17 October 2021, Bath


 Professor Jonathan Shepherd CBE

  Professor Jonathan Shepherd CBE

Booking is now open for the annual conference in Bath. Enjoy a weekend exploring this historic city and listening to fascinating lectures.

This event includes the prestigious Lindsay Memorial Lecture presented by Jonathan Shepherd CBE, Emeritus Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and Professor of Cardiff University's Crime and Security Research Institute.


provisional programme is available to download.


To register for this event, please complete the booking form and return to The Honorary Secretary


We look forward to welcoming you to Bath.

The Roman Baths Pump Rooms, Bath

   Image © the Roman Baths, Bath


Previous conferences: 2019

A successful, enjoyable and educational conference took place on Friday 4th – Sunday 6th October 2019 in Leicester.


The Saturday and Sunday morning lecture sessions were an eclectic mix of thought provoking, surprising and amusing talks covering many aspects of dental history.


Enjoy our Facebook photo album of the event.


For more information about the annual conference please contact the Honorary Secretary Dr Brian Williams.