Nathaniel Treister, DMD, DMSc

Nathaniel Treister, DMD, DMSc

Contact Information

Harvard School of Dental Medicine
188 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
Phone: 617-732-6570
Fax: 617-232-8970

Nathaniel Treister, DMD, DMSc

Dr. Nathaniel Treister is an Assistant Professor of Oral Medicine at Harvard School of Dental Medicine and an Associate Surgeon in the Division of Oral Medicine and Dentistry at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, where he also serves as the site coordinator for the Brigham and Women’s/Harvard-Wide General Practice Residency program. He received his DMD from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine and completed his postgraduate training at Harvard School of Dental Medicine, where he received a certificate in oral medicine and a DMSc degree in oral biology. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Oral Medicine and is an active member in the American Academy of Oral Medicine, where he chairs several committees. Dr Treister has published extensively in the field of oral medicine and has recently coauthored a clinical textbook for physicians and oral health care specialists entitled Clinical Oral Medicine and Pathology. 

Fields of Interest

Dr. Treister’s clinical and research interests are focused primarily on the diagnosis and management of oral complications (soft and hard tissues) in cancer patients. He works very closely with a number of disease programs through the Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center, including Hematologic Malignancies and Stem Cell Transplantation, Head and Neck Oncology, and Sarcoma and Bone Oncology, where he actively sees patients and collaborates on numerous clinical research initiatives. He is particularly interested in oral chronic graft-versus-host disease, and is principal investigator on several clinical trials. The goal of his research is to better define various oral complications of cancer and cancer therapies, explore their underlying pathobiological mechansisms, and evaluate approaches to diagnosis and management. As postgraduate director of oral medicine and the GPR site coordinator at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Dr. Treister teaches extensively in the classroom as well as the clinic, with predoctoral dental and medical students and postdoctoral oral medicine trainees.