As the only School within Harvard University with its own clinical facility, the Harvard School of Dental Medicine is a unique institution. In addition to providing top-quality education and exemplary patient care, our faculty are involved in both basic and clinical research and are at the forefront of the new and exciting opportunities for translational research. This work is administered through the HSDM Office of Research.
At HSDM, our research activities aim to set the international standard and pace for basic discoveries, clinical application, and research training in dental medicine and beyond. The strategic direction for our research programs leverages our existing scientific strengths to focus on skeletal development, growth, and homeostasis, as well as clinical and health policy research.
In this section of the website, you will find information on the research laboratories and clinical research groups at the School, as well as brief descriptions of the research projects being carried out by HSDM faculty. PDFs of the HSDM Research Bulletins, which feature news about recent research, awards, and publications, are available for download.
Please visit the Harvard Longwood Medical Area's Office of Human Research Administration for information on research involving human subjects.