BDA Museum

Remembering dentists who served in the War

By the end of the First World War, there were 850 army dental officers serving at home and in the field. In huge contrast, at the start of the war, no army dentists had been supplied. The British Dental Association had campaigned vigorously for the provision of dental facilities for military personnel who were serving in the war. In November 1914, a dozen commissioned dental surgeons were sent to ... »

Unusual victorian seashell art with a dental connection

BDA Museum Head Rachel Bairsto talks to us about how an object of seashell art has ended up in the BDA Museum: a very unusual sculpture made out of a crab, of a tooth-extraction scene from Victorian times. Seashells have been used to create ornaments for hundreds of years. During the late 1800s and the early 1900s, Victorian crafters used them to make and decorate objects in their home. Vases, pic... »