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The Teaching Practice of the HARVARD DENTAL CENTER is a modern dental facility dedicated to patient oral health. Dental care is affordable because faculty-supervised student dentists provide treatment. There are two options within the Teaching Practice:

Pre-Doctoral Teaching Practice

Third and fourth year dental students provide care under the supervision of experienced faculty members. The students perform both general dentistry and specialized procedures.
Post-Doctoral Teaching Practice

See Faculty Group Practice

Graduate dentists who are in specialty training provide care. These dental residents are training to be Endodontists, Periodontists, Orthodontists, Prosthodontists, and Implant Specialists. General dental care is provided by Residents in the Advanced General Dentistry Program.

Operating Hours

Monday thru Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm


The Teaching Practice provides comprehensive care to patients. It combines all aspects of dentistry - oral diagnosis, dental hygiene, radiology, restorative dentistry, endodontics, periodontics, oral surgery and orthodontics - at a single location. Whatever your dental needs, the entire range of dental care services are available at the Teaching Practice.

Length of Treatment

The number and length of visits is greater in the Teaching Practice than in a private dental practice. The dental students often work at a slower pace. To assure the highest quality of care, a Harvard faculty member will check the work at each step. For many patients the lower fees make it worth spending the extra time to receive quality care.


Payment for your dental treatment is expected at the time care is provided. The Teaching Practice accepts Master Card, VISA, and American Express.

The Teaching Practice at HARVARD DENTAL CENTER accepts Delta Dental Premier, BC/BS, Agna, and MassHealth. Your Patient Services Liaison will review your insurance plan or MassHealth eligibility and outline the estimated costs of your comprehensive treatment plan.


There is a $150.00 charge for the initial examination and necessary diagnostic x-rays in the Oral Diagnosis Clinic. If you need additional treatment, each of the Teaching Practices has a different fee structure. The Pre-Doctoral Practice has the lowest fees. Although The Post-Doctoral fees are higher than the Pre-Doctoral fees, they are still lower than those charged by dentists in private practice.


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