Macaulay Museum of Dental History | Charleston SC

When I was told that we were going to do an episode on a dental museum in Charleston SC, my teeth immediately started hurting. Although I’ve always had excellent dental health, it’s just a learned behavior. However, after researching the Macaulay Museum of Dental History on the campus of the Medical College of South Carolina (MUSC) and learned of Dr. Neill Webster Macaulay’s contribution to the advancement of dentistry, all of my unease dissipated. I’m sure my dentist will be thrilled! Enjoy brushing up on dental history with this episode of Stories, Secrets and Sagas.

Interesting Facts: Macaulay Museum of Dental History

  • 1 Dr. Neill Webster Macaulay is a native of Oconee County SC.
  • 2 Dr. Macaulay had a private dental practice in Columbia SC that he maintained until he retired in 1958.
  • 3 Dr. Macaulay was is one of only a few members of the South Carolina Dental Association that has held each of their executive positions.
  • 4 The Medical University of South Carolina James B. Edwards College of Dental Medicine is the only dental school in the state of South Carolina.
  • 5 Dr. Macaulay donated his collection of dental artifacts to MUSC in 1973. Two years later, the Macaulay Museum of Dental History was dedicated in his honor.

While in the Area

We asked locals to help us choose a great place for lunch while we were in Charleston SC. Their recommendation did not disappoint! After a short drive to Johns Island SC, we filled up on mouthwatering Southern cuisine at Stono Market & Tomato Shed Café! From the country-fried steak, mashed potatoes and gravy, and macaroni and cheese to the stewed okra and tomatoes, our taste buds were pleased. Our must-try recommendation is their tomato pie! The service was fabulous, too! Our server, Jackie, was the epitome of Southern hospitality! Like them on Facebook and tell them Stories, Secrets & Sagas sent you!

Visit The Macaulay Museum of Dental History | Charleston SC

The Waring Historical Library
Macaulay Museum of Dental History
Medical University of South Carolina
175 Ashley Avenue, MSC 403
Charleston SC 29425

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