Learn with NMD

The Dr. Samuel D. Harris National Museum of Dentistry offers learners of all ages opportunities to connect with the unique and sometimes gross history of the dental profession and the broader story of oral health care around the world. Celebrate your smile with the NMD through our family-friendly programming, field trips, and classroom resources.

Pre-K-12th Grade Learners

Teachers & Students

The NMD is proud to offer educational programming that meets Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) as well as Common Core standards in literacy and mathematics. Learn more about our programs, including cost, duration, and how they meet education standards by visiting our Teachers & Students page.

A Mouthful of History

Funded by the Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, A Mouthful of History will provide online educational modules that combine the health sciences, science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics (STEAM), and the humanities for Pre-K-12 learners.

Kids & Caretakers

Take advantage of these fun resources and activities to help children learn even more about their oral health and dentistry. The NMD is excited to offer printables, online learning, and on-site programming and events to engage young learners to think about smiles and their connection to the world.

Scout Programs

Earn patches while learning to think differently about how teeth have impacted our history and culture! Designed to match current patch requirements, NMD’s scout programs provide engaging and thought-provoking experiences guaranteed to leave your troops with a smile.

Learn more about NMD’s educational programs and resources with our Program Guide.

Learners of All Ages

Dental Professionals

Are you a dental professional looking for resources about the dental field and it’s history? Or to share with your patients? The NMD is excited to offer a page dedicated to sharing resources for dental professionals, and is looking for additional resources to add to its repository.

NMD Exhibitions

The NMD showcases a variety of exhibitions onsite and online that cover a range of dental and oral health related topics from ancient history to modern times. We explore the science, history, influential figures, and more behind the past, present, and future of the dental profession.

Collections & Archives

The NMD has over 50,000 items within its collection relating to different aspects of the history of oral health and the dental profession. Find out how you can explore and learn more about the collection by clicking the link below.


Tuesday - Friday: 10am to 4pm


31 S. Greene St. Baltimore, MD 21201



The Dr. Samuel D. Harris National Museum of Dentistry is an auxiliary enterprise of the University of Maryland, School of Dentistry at the University of Maryland, Baltimore.

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