Dental Center News and Events

2021 Feb 06

Give Kids a Smile 2021

9:00am to 12:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Dental Center | 188 Longwood Avenue, Boston MA 02115

Give Kids a Smile Header including photos of children receiving care at previous years' events.

Harvard School of Dental Medicine and the Harvard Dental Center will host its annual Give Kids a Smile event on February 6th, from 9 AM to 12 PM. HSDM will provide free dental services to children ages 1-17....

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Harvard School of Dental Medicine to Expand Dental Practice in Cambridge

December 9, 2020

In September, Harvard University Health Services (HUHS) announced its Dental Service would close at the end of the year due to financial pressures amplified by the pandemic. The Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM) announced that it will re-open the former HUHS dental practice under the direction of HSDM. The School is the only graduate school of Harvard to offer direct patient care and already operates dental practices within the Harvard Dental Center in the Longwood Medical Area.

Beginning in February 2021, HSDM will open the practice...

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Dental Education in a Time of COVID-19

June 1, 2020

In early March 2020, Harvard University and Harvard School of Dental Medicine began closely monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. As the situation changed rapidly, the top priority remained the health, safety, and well-being of students, faculty and staff, on and off campus. 

The School began working on several contingency scenarios and taking decisive, informed action to limit the spread of COVID-19 while ensuring the continuity of teaching, research and patient care. These efforts involved rapidly moving to virtual learning, ramping down research labs,...

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Dr. Alex Jelicich

Applying Artificial Intelligence to Dentistry

May 20, 2020

Over the last seven years in pre-and-postdoctoral programs at HSDM, Alex Jelicich, DMD17, MMSc20, logged a lot of hours in the clinic. It’s where the MIT graduate found inspiration for a unique business concept that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to analyze clinical dental data with the goal of improving patient care and increasing profitability. As Jelicich prepares to graduate from his Prosthodontics program, he has a chance to launch his concept, Overjet, with funding from the Harvard’s President’s Innovation Challenge, a University-wide venture capital competition in which Overjet is competing as a finalist this week.... Read more about Applying Artificial Intelligence to Dentistry

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Making Oral Health Fun for Families

February 11, 2020

The Harvard Dental Center’s Teaching Practices clinic was buzzing with excitement and activity on Saturday, February 8, as young patients streamed in to receive free dental care at HSDM’s annual Give Kids a Smile event. Nearly 40 children ages one to 17 were seen for dental exams, cleanings, and treatment.

“This was a fabulous event,” said Laverne Agard, a parent who brought her two children. “This was their first time at the dentist. The dentists were patient and made it fun.”... Read more about Making Oral Health Fun for Families