The prestigious heritage of dentistry and the many items that
were held within the museum were presented as a gift to the Hospitals of Paris by the
School of Dental Paris at its termination in 2001 and since the spring of 2003, the Musée
de l'Assistance Publique (Hospitals of Paris), has played host to the old Musée Pierre
Within the museum collection there are antique books, instruments and items for the
cleaning and extraction of teeth, prosthetics, dental chairs, even paintings and etchings.
One of the most rare items within the collection is the original edition of a book by
Pierre Fauchard that was called The dentist or dental Treaty and was published within Paris in 1728.
Another incredible item within the museums collection is that of a box, which contains
surgical instruments and is known as the Charles X case. It is a large wooden box
decorated with roses and circled by brass decorative elements that was manufactured in the
United States of America during the middle of the 19th century. The various drawers
present a total of 130 instruments for the removal and extraction of teeth, as well as
care for caries.
There are collections of paintings from the 17th century, furniture and instruments from
the 17th century to 19th century and antique books that go from the 16th century through
to the 19th century and the entire museum collection contains over 1000 different items
although the most prolific are the tools for extracting teeth which amount to around 350
Unfortunately, the museum is only open by appointment and is closed during the school
Address & Contact Details:
Musée d'Art Dentaire - Musée Pierre Fauchard
at the Academie Nationale de Chirurgie Dentaire
22 Rue Emile Ménier
Telephone: 1 45 53 40 05