About the Exhibit

This web exhibit was prepared by Susan Hoffius, Curator, Waring Historical Library. The physical exhibit was designed by Thomas Hamm II, Designer, MUSC Office of Communications and Marketing. The web exhibit was produced by Sherman Paggi, MUSC Library.

Photographs and Reproductions
The Waring Historical Library holds the copyrights for some (but not all) of the photographs and textual images. If you are interested in reproducing items, please contact the Waring Historical Library. As with all copyrighted material, “fair use” guidelines of the applicable copyright laws may apply to educational or other non-commercial uses.

Citation and Attribution
Please cite this electronic exhibition as a whole as “Macaulay Museum of Dental History” an online exhibition of the Waring Historical Library, Medical University of South Carolina Library. Charleston, SC: Waring Historical Library, 2018. URL:


Image References, Citations, and Works Cited


American Dental Association

Dentistry iQ “Dentistry in the African American Community: An Abbreviated Overview,” Clifton O. Dummett (February 16, 2004)

Massachusetts Historical Society “Josiah Flagg, Surgeon Dentist”

National Dental Association “About NDA”

National Public Radio “ADA Apologizes for Tolerating Discrimination in ‘60s,” Whitney Blair Wyckoff (November 6, 2010)

Pierre Fauchard Academy “The General Dentist-Early 1960’s” Richard A. Glenner Article originally published in the Journal of the History of Dentistry Vol. 48, No. 2/July 2000

Ritter Dental (no longer active, see )

Sindecuse Museum, University of Michigan “Table: Number of Women and Men Dentists Graduating from U.S. Dental Schools, 1866-1893”

Wood Library-Museum of Anesthesiology

Printed Works:
Charles, Allan D. History of Dentistry in South Carolina. Greenville, S.C.: A. Press, Inc., 1982.

Frichman, Stuart L. “The history of oral hygiene products: how far have we come in 6000 years?.” Periodontology 15 (2000): 7-14.

Glenner, Richard A. The Dental Office: A Pictorial History. Missoula, MT: Pictorial Histories Publishing Company, 1984.

Hyson, John M. “History of the Toothbrush,” Journal of the History of Dentistry 51 no. 2 (2003): 73-80.

Lacey, Linda M., and Melanie Canterberry. The Dentist Workforce in South Carolina. Charleston, S.C.: Office of Healthcare Workforce Analysis and Planning, 2012.

L.D. Caulk Dental Depot, Inc. Illustrated Catalogue of L.D. Caulk Dental Depot, Incorporated: Dental Supplies. Philadelphia: L.D. Caulk Dental Depot, Inc., 1911.

Macaulay, Neill W. History of the South Carolina Dental Association. Centennial Edition, 1869-1969. Columbia, SC: South Carolina Dental Association, 1969.

S. S. White Dental Manufacturing Company. The S.S. White Dental Catalog. Philadelphia, PA: The S. S. White Dental Manufacturing Company, 1917.

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