In a 2017 international ranking of dental schools by QS World University Rankings, Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM) is ranked fifth in the top 50 dental schools worldwide, and second within the ranking of North American dental schools.
The rankings are based on academic reputation, employer reputation, and research impact (see methodology). Harvard is rated especially strong in employer reputation, earning 100 percent in that category.
"Harvard School of Dental Medicine is delighted to be ranked among the top five dental schools in the world in the recently released QS 2017 rankings,” Dean Bruce Donoff said. “This honor is especially noteworthy as the School is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year. As the first U.S. dental school affiliated with a university and its medical school, and the first to confer the Dentariae Medicinae Doctor (DMD) degree, we celebrate a proud history along with this significant achievement.”
Rounding out the top five dental schools are, The University of Hong Kong, University of Michigan, Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU), and King’s College London.
“We would like to recognize and thank our dental school peers around the world who are united in the mission to advance dental education, research and clinical care,” Donoff added.