Gerald Shklar, DDS

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Harvard School of Dental Medicine
188 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

Gerald Shklar, DDS

Dr. Gerald Shklar was a longtime faculty member in what is now the Department of Oral Medicine, Infection, and Immunity. A widely published researcher, Dr. Shklar studied oral cancer and other oral pathologies. In 2003, he and a colleague received the Hayden-Harris Award from the American Academy of the History of Dentistry, the academy’s highest honor, for “monumental contributions to the history of dentistry.” In 2009, Dr. Shklar’s wife, Se-Kyung (Sue) Shklar, established the Gerald Shklar Award at HSDM to honor her husband. The award is presented to a graduating student who has excelled in academics and demonstrated talents in humanitarian fields such as literature, art, music, and/or public service and volunteerism during predoctoral academic years.