Administrative Offices


Office of Administration and Finance

This office manages the following areas in support of the School’s mission: Human Resources, Facilities, Strategic Planning, Information Technology, Budgeting, Grants Management, and Capital Planning.

Grants Management

Grants Management oversees all aspects of research administration, Pre-Award and Post-Award, and enforces all University research administration policies and practices for the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. 

Human Resources

Human Resources directs the administration of all University human resources policies and practices for the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. 

Office of Clinical Affairs

The Office of Clinical Affairs is responsible for the oversight and management of all clinical practices in the Harvard Dental Center, including quality improvement, credentialing, infection control, OSHA and HIPAA regulatory compliance, patient satisfaction, financial and operational management, and formulary and materials management.

Office of the Dean

The Office of the Dean provides the leadership for the School’s mission and strategic plan. Our goal is to create an environment that inspires its faculty to be outstanding teachers, innovative researchers, and devoted mentors.

Office of Dental Education

The Office of Dental Education (ODE) oversees all educational programs within the School, including predoctoral education, advanced graduate education, and continuing education. 


Admissions serves as the point of contact for all activities related to acceptance and enrollment in HSDM’s DMD and Advanced Graduate Education programs.

Continuing Education

The Continuing Professional Education program offers educational experiences for oral health care professionals and colleagues in other health professions.

Financial Aid

Financial Aid is committed to helping students identify the resources they need to obtain a Harvard Dental education.


The Registrar serves as custodian for the official academic records of all students, from matriculation through degree conferral. The office maintains the HSDM academic calendar, provides information about courses, registers students for classes, and administers the academic policies of the School.

Student Affairs

Student Affairs serves as the point of contact for all aspects of student life and wellness. The Director oversees all student activities, organizations, memberships, student government, student advising, handling of sensitive concerns, and ensures compliance with the policies stated in the student handbook. The Director also serves as the local Title IX Resource Coordinator and a liaison to the HMS/HSDM Director of Disability Services.

Office of Development and Alumni Relations

The Office of Development and Alumni Relations is dedicated to cultivating and stewarding lifelong partnerships with the alumni community, Harvard faculty, corporations, foundations, and kind friends.  The Office furthers the mission of HSDM by showcasing the School through innovative communications, alumni engagement, and by providing financial resources for the School's initiatives, programs, and scholarships.

Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion promotes increased recruitment, retention, and advancement of underrepresented minority students and faculty at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. 

Office of Global and Community Health

The Office of Global and Community Health is responsible for developing, promoting, and sustaining initiatives in oral public health domestically and around the globe.

Office of Research

The Office of Research is responsible for oversight of all research activities at HSDM. The Office of Research produces a regular Research Bulletin, which contains information about HSDM faculty research and publications, as well as awards and honors for faculty and students.