Oral Medicine, Infection, and Immunity

The Department of Oral Medicine, Infection, and Immunity is a growing department heavily invested in cutting-edge research and the training of postgraduate students in the fields of oral and maxillofacial pathology, oral medicine, and periodontology.

The department has a long tradition of integrating students at the predoctoral and postdoctoral levels into research laboratories and successful mentoring relationships. Department training programs and research laboratories have been funded over the years by a wide array of government and private-sector grants and fellowships, including a National Institute of Health (NIH) training grant, which funds predoctoral and postdoctoral research projects. The department also sponsors special programs that provide Harvard School of Dental Medicine students the opportunity to learn from and interact with nationally known academics.

In addition to our tremendous investment in research, the department contributes clinical expertise to the School. Our faculty provide oral medicine consultation services based at the Division of Oral Medicine and Dentistry at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. The department also provides oral and maxillofacial pathology/diagnostic services via our biopsy service, which is based at Pathology Services Incorporated, a surgical pathology reference laboratory that specializes in oral and maxillofacial pathology and skin pathology.

The Department of Oral Medicine, Infection, and Immunity offers advanced graduate education programs in oral and maxillofacial pathology, oral medicine, and periodontology. These programs are dedicated to providing an environment of scholarly inquiry, teaching, and patient care in which graduate students can pursue their study of a specialty with both effectiveness and flexibility.

This department also includes faculty at the affiliated Forsyth Institute.