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The Dental Collection

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The Dental Collection is one of the finest in the UK and demonstrates the development of dentistry from its earliest days to modern times.

teethIt includes many rare artefacts from world cultures and has especially important domestic instruments and items.

The core of the collection was bequeathed to the College by John Menzies Campbell, a Glasgow dentist and significant dental historian. The collection includes dental instruments, artefacts, prints, paintings, engravings and models.



tooth extractionWith the redisplay of the Dental Collection, visitors can now learn about the history of dentistry through careful reinterpretation of our objects.

Visitors are also able to see a 19th century dentist's office, complete with 19th century instruments. 

The Dental Collection is now dynamically displayed using new and exciting methods, bringing the collection to life, suspending instruments in situ and via a rotating paternoster case.

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