Student Research Day & Giddon Lecture


Tuesday, April 6, 2021, 8:00am to 6:00pm


Via Zoom TBA


April 6, 2021 (via Zoom)
The Professor Donald B. Giddon, DMD, PhD, Annual Lecture in Behavioral Medicine and Dentistry featuring Dr. Richard Watt, professor of Dental Public health in the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, Lancet Commissioner for Global Oral Health; and Director of Research for Central North West London Nottinghamshire Healthcare Foundation Trust. His research focuses on the social determinants of oral health inequalities and the development and evaluation of health improvement interventions.

Register for the Giddon Lecture, featuring Dr. Richard Watt
Basic Science Research Poster Presentations*
Panel Discussion with Dr. Watt et al

Register for the panel discussion
Clinical Research and Health Policy Research Poster Presentations*
*The poster presentation schedule will be distributed in advance
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For information, please contact Dawn DeCosta (

Plaque honoring Professor Donald Giddon at HSDM

The Professor Donald B. Giddon Conference Room at Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM) maintains a dedicated collection of Dr. Giddon’s published books and journal writings on behavioral sciences and health care, while facilitating research, training and practice of dentists as oral physicians. This collection is open to the Harvard student and faculty research community by appointment by contacting the Dean’s Office at ( Dr. Giddon is professor emeritus at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. He is also a clinical professor emeritus of behavior, behavioral and social sciences  at Brown University School of Public Health. Dr. Giddon also served as dean of the New York University College of Dentistry, and professor of anesthesiology at the NYU School of Medicine and of psychology in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Giddon is a 1959 DMD graduate from HSDM with postdoctoral training in periodontology and oral medicine, PD’62. He received a PhD in psychology from Brandeis University, following an AB from Brown University and an MA in psychology from Boston University. He is the author of more than 150 published articles, abstracts, reviews, and books (behavioral science and dental practice ) on the psychophysiology of stress and disease, pain and facial deformity, and the anthropometric bases of perceived facial and body appearance, while continuing to serve as a consultant to the Brigham and Women’s Hospital Pain Center. To make an appointment to view the materials and resources available in the Professor Donald B. Giddon Conference Room, please email the Office of the Dean.