Message from the Dean

Welcome to the Harvard School of Dental Medicine! HSDM’s vision is to set the standard of excellence in defining the future of dental education, practice, and research. With this vision as our guide, the School is dedicated to developing and fostering a diverse community of global leaders committed to advancing oral and systemic health.

At HSDM, we bring together clinicians and researchers to put science into practice in new ways. We foster interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary learning and discovery, creating an academic dental center in which education, research, and patient care occur simultaneously—each informing and improving the others. Our students make an impact in the areas of prevention, discovery, and practice as they work to improve the health and well-being of populations here in Boston and around the world.

I hope you will take the time to explore our website and learn about all the School has to offer. If you are interested in becoming an HSDM student, you will find a world of opportunity here. Your peers will be as outstanding and exceptional as you are; your mentors will be world-renowned teachers and researchers; and your educational experience will prepare you for a career in academics, research, or clinical practice that will provide lifelong fulfillment.