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Dental professionals

We welcome visitors from the dental profession.

Foundation Dentists use the museum resources for historical research

A new initiative between the BDA Museum and the North East Deanery helps Foundation Dentists with a short research project on dental history.


This new venture was initially arranged between Paul Blaylock, the Deputy Postgraduate Dental Dean and Margaret Wilson the Hon Curator of the BDA Museum. The first young dentist to take up this opportunity was Shir Lynn Tan.    


Pencil drawing of a patient with a rubber dam exposing their upper jaw
She was the author of the paper entitled, “The history of rubber dam”, in the July 2020 edition of the Dental Historian. Not only did she have a published paper but also won first prize in the 2020 British Dental Industry Association/ British Dental Editors and Writers Forum, New Communicators Awards. 


Shir Lynn is a graduate of King’s College London and is currently a year 2 Dental Core Trainee in Middlesbrough. 


In the current issue of the Dental Historian, Charlotte Schofield, who was also a Dental Core Trainee in the North Eastern Deanery has written the paper on Local Anaesthesia. Dr Margaret Wilson commented ‘I am delighted that younger colleagues are taking an interest in the history of our profession’.


British Dental Conference and Exhibition

The BDA Museum exhibits at the British Dental Conference and Exhibition each year. Our stand displays some of the objects from the collection, as well as running activities and providing information.


CPD half day visits to the museum

If you are looking for a day out for your team and the opportunity to earn some continuing professional development, why not come to a specially-designed session at the museum?

Dedicated practice visits to the museum last two hours and include a tour of the museum, a fun quiz, a showing of one of the earliest oral-health films in the world and the opportunity to handle some original artefacts plus refreshments.


Visits are free to practices who have a BDA member of staff. 


The visit can count towards two hours of verifiable CPD. 


CPD certificates are presented to all those registered with the GDC.


For more information contact the museum​ or call 020 7535 5860.


Loans box

Have you been asked to give a talk to a school or a local group? Are you holding a practice open evening? Would you like an interactive element for your presentation?


Why not borrow a box of historic objects from the BDA Museum?


The box contains nearly two dozen original objects along with information and a presentation CD-Rom giving a short history of dental care.


Boxes are loaned and posted out free to BDA members. For more information email or call on 020 7535 5860.