If your schedule doesn’t permit a pop by to 64 Wimpole Street in London’s Marylebone neighborhood this week  ( Tuesday and Thursdays from 1-2.p.m), then a Londonist.com virtual tour by  Will Noble of their dental archives will do nicely.

Among other historical findings at the British Dental Association,  exhibits there offer insight as to:

  • how a 1929 work of art entitled The Dentist landed Dr. Conrad Ackner in hot water with the General Medical Council
  • which popular materials, known as “Waterloo teeth”, comprised dentures
  • what assistance thumbsuckers had at their disposal in the cessation of their habit
  • which 1700s resource offered the first accurate instruction on dental practice.

Ready for your tour?

Consider your visit to:  http://londonist.com/london/secret/the-london-museum-dedicated-to-teeth  a mini-holiday.