The Harvard Dental Center is a "school within a school". Here, patients can obtain dental care from the Teaching Practice, where treatment is delivered by pre-doctoral dental students and dental residents or from the Faculty Group Practice, where Harvard faculty members provide care.
in 1867, the Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM), was the first
University-based dental school in the United States. HSDM trains
both pre-doctoral dental students and post-doctoral dental residents. The school is a national leader in dental education with graduates
assuming leadership positions in the dental profession.
1996 the School of Dental Medicine expanded and remodeled the facility
used by student dentists. Today, the Teaching Practice at the Harvard
Dental Center is a state-of-the-art facility with well-equipped
operatories and modern sterilization equipment.
dentists, supervised by Harvard faculty, provide affordable and
comprehensive care to patients in the fields of General Dentistry,
Periodontics, Prosthodontics (including Implant Dentistry), Endodontics,
Orthodontics and Dental Hygiene. For many patients, the lower fees
make it worth spending the extra time to receive quality care.
Also, in the Dental Center is the Faculty
Group Practice. A multi-specialty group dental practice, the Faculty
Group Practice combines general dentists, specialists in all areas
of dental medicine and dental hygienists to provide a one-stop approach
to treating patients. Faculty members provide comprehensive
dental care to 2,000 patients each month.