Smiles Apart

  • Discussion
  • Speech-to-text
Photograph of a man giving a talk to an audience
Discussion event in the Forum, Camila Greenwell. Source: Wellcome Collection. Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0).

What you’ll do

Hear from an expert panel about the history of dental health and the inequalities of access to dental healthcare today. You'll join a discussion about dental health policies and our rights and responsibilities when it comes to our own teeth. You'll have an opportunity to ask questions or just listen in. It's up to you.

About your speakers

Dr Claire Jones is a historian of medicine and health at the University of Kent.

Professor Richard Watt is Chair of Dental Public Health at University College London.

Dr Flora Smyth Zahra is a restorative dentist, as well as Senior Clinical Teacher and Clinical Humanities Programmes Lead at the King's College London Dental Institute.

Your facilitator is Jonny Berliner, science troubadour, educator and graduate in the history and philosophy of science.

Where we’ll be

In the Forum on level 1. Enter through the Medicine Now gallery and turn left to reach the Forum.



Need to know


We’ll be in the Forum. To get there, take the lift or stairs up to level 1 and then follow the signs through the ‘Being Human’ gallery.


This event will have live speech-to-text transcription for visitors who are D/deaf or hard of hearing. If you would like to come along, email us at or call 020 7611 2222.

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