Nurse Practitioner-Dentist (NPD) Model for Primary Care

Harvard School of Dental Medicine and Northeastern University School of Nursing are partners in a three-year project, funded by a $1.2 million Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) grant, that is focused on integrating primary care services in an academic dental practice.

In February 2016, the program started to bring Northeastern University nurse practitioner students into the Harvard Dental Center’s Teaching Practices clinic to work side-by-side with HSDM students providing comprehensive healthcare services to patients. Initially, the nurse practitioner is providing care to patients entering Oral Diagnosis. In the near future, this program will help dental students obtain primary care for their patients as well.

Participate in the program

As part of the program, dental patients may schedule a wellness visit with a Nurse Practitioner. Learn more.