This database shows the results of our ongoing survey of museums, libraries, archives and historical societies about their dental artifacts. On the left-hand side of the page, you will find several options for viewing the database. You may also use the search box to search by keyword (e. g. “instruments”; “Baltimore”; “museum”).

The Advanced Search allows you to search for combinations of holdings. For example, you may search for institutions which have Photographs AND Instruments OR Guided Tours.

Our database is constantly expanding. If your institution would like to contribute, you may download our survey form. The survey form can be printed and mailed, or submitted electronically. Please disregard the deadline on the form, as our survey has been extended indefinitely.

Click HERE to download the survey form.

We appreciate your help in improving our listings, so that we can better serve those with an interest in dental history. You may contact us via e-mail at

American Academy of the History of Dentistry
Browse by Name: Click on Entry Name to View Details
American Association of Orthodontists Library
American Dental Association Library & Archives
Archives of Wiregrass History & Culture
Artesia Historical Museum & Art Center
Bennington Museum
Bentley Historical Library
Bostonian Society
California Pacific Medical Center
Cape Fear Museum of History and Science
City of Greeley Museums
Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum
Dallas Heritage Village
Dental Library University of Toronto
Edward G. Miner Library
Evansville Museum of Arts, History and Science
Falk Library of the Health Sciences, University of Pittsburgh
Geneva Lake Museum
Grant County Historical Society
Hagley Museum and Library
Harry Daly Museum & Richard Bailey Library at the Australian Society of Anaesthetists
Hebrew University-Hadassah, School of Dental Medicine
Henry County Historical Society
Henry Forman Atkinson Dental Museum
International Museum of Surgical Science
Kansas State Historical Society
Kotteman Gallery of Dentistry
Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Historical Society
LaPorte County Historical Society Museum
Louisiana State University School of Dentistry Library
LSU Libraries Special Collections
Macaulay Museum of Dental History
Manchester Historic Association & Millyard Museum
Marquette University School of Dentistry
Medical College of Georgia
Medical Heritage Center
Michigan Historical Museum
Michigan State University Museum
Milwaukee Public Museum Inc.
National Library of Medicine/History of Medicine Division
National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
National Museum of American Jewish History
National Museum of Civil War Medicine
New Hampshire Historical Society - Museum of New Hampshire History
New York Academy of Medicine
Oconomowoc Historical Society
Orange County Regional History Center
Paine-Gillam-Scott Museum (Clinton County Historical Society)
Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum
Samuel S. Wexler, DDS
Sheboygan County Historical Museum
Sindecuse Museum of Dentistry
Stearns History Museum
Steven E. Watts, DDS
Still National Osteopathic Museum and National Center for Osteopathic History
Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer
Sydney Wood Bradley Memorial Library
Temple University, Paley Library, Special Collections & University Archives
The Dr. Samuel D. Harris National Museum of Dentistry
The Henry Ford
Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto
Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, Archives & Special Collections
Tucumcari Historical Research Institute and Museum
Union Station Kansas City, Kansas City Museum
University Museum, Southern Illinois University
University of Alabama at Birmingham Historical Collections
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry
University of Maryland Health Sciences and Human Services Library
University of Michigan Health Sciences Libraries
University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry Museum
University of Nebraska State Museum
University of North Carolina Health Sciences Library
University of Rochester, Eastman Institute for Oral Health, Bibby Library
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio - Dolph Briscoe Library
University of Texas-Houston Health Science Center - Dental Branch
Vermilion County Museum Society
ViaHealth Archives Consortium
Virginia Commonwealth University/Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences
Wangensteen Historical Library of Biology & Medicine, University of MN
Ward Museum of Dentistry
Washington State Historical Society - Research Center
Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, Bernard Becker Medical Library
Washington University in St. Louis, Olin Library, Department of Special Collections
Wood Library-Museum of Anesthesiology