Museum’s Vision: to illuminate the past and connect it with the present
ADAQ is committed to preserving the dental history of Queensland.
ADAQ holds one of the largest dental heritage collections in Queensland and has set up a Dental Museum to ethically preserve and display items that tell the story of dentistry and ADAQ as an organisation, as well as help to educate and inform the community. Visit us to explore a selection of items is currently on display at 22 Hamilton Place, Bowen Hills, Brisbane.
ADAQ Dental Museum collection includes a 1920s x-ray machine, dentistry cabinets and early recliner chairs, various equipment and preparations for dental treatment, analgesics and anaesthetics, dentures and models, and much more. ADAQ archives tell the history of dental practice, dental policy and practitioner training in Queensland and Australia through publications, lecture notes and textbooks, as well as leaflets and information kits for patients.
The ADAQ Dental History Preservation Committee is currently working on curating and cataloguing the organisation’s historical archives and artefacts collections, with the aim to make them available to members, researchers and the wider public. Volunteers are always welcome to help with cataloguing, donation or other support.