Harvard Dental Center

2021 Oct 02

Give Veterans a Smile

9:00am to 12:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Dental Center

Harvard School of Dental Medicine proudly presents our first annual Give Veterans a Smile Day. On October 2, we will offer free dental exams, oral cancer screenings and prosthodontic consults for veterans. In person, or virtual appointments are available....

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Members of the HSDM Green Team and Sustainability Committee pose together at an event promoting reusable mugs.

Green Team and Sustainability Committee Inspired by Research Linking Oral Health to the Effects of Climate Change

April 21, 2021

In November of 2019, Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM) established its first Green Team and Sustainability Committee, bringing together students, faculty, and staff who were committed to exploring ways to make impactful changes to the School’s environmental footprint. The committee came together as a result of a Harvard Worldwide Week presentation by Dr. Donna Hackley, instructor in Oral Health Policy and Epidemiology, which focused on the bi-directional relationship between environmental health and oral health through the lens of health equity. The committee focused on evaluating...

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Give Kids a Smile Delivers Care at a Critical Time

February 10, 2021

Smiles on the faces of patients and providers were still discernible even through layers of masks and PPE at Harvard School of Dental Medicine’s recent Give Kids a Smile (GKAS) event. The annual event, held each February during Children’s Dental Health Month, offers an opportunity for kids ages one to 17 to receive free dental care.

Stephanie, a mother who brought in four-year-old Ellie for her first appointment, watched as her daughter received care from dental students. “She was scared at first but now she’s all chatty. This is awesome!”... Read more about Give Kids a Smile Delivers Care at a Critical Time

2021 Feb 06

Give Kids a Smile 2021

9:00am to 12:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Dental Center | 188 Longwood Avenue, Boston MA 02115

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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. Services will include dental cleanings, oral exams, referrals, and more...

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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

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HSDM Donates Endodontic Care on “Teeth Worth Saving Day”

November 20, 2019

Earlier this week, Harvard School of Dental Medicine joined a collaborative effort with the American Association of Endodontists (AAE), and the Schools of Dental Medicine at Boston University and Tufts University, to highlight the importance of saving teeth. Together, the Boston-area dental schools provided more than 50 endodontic treatments on Teeth Worth Saving Day, totaling more than $59,000 in value, to patients in need in the Boston area.

The effort was part of a contest sponsored by AAE focused on saving well-known natural landmarks and saving natural teeth. Boston’s...

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2019 Nov 20

Pediatric Dental Clinic

3:00pm to 5:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Dental Center
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This fall, Harvard Dental Center will host Pediatric Clinics on Wednesday, October 30, November 6, and November 20. Appointments include dental exams, cleanings, x-rays, and referrals for children ages 1-17. Appointments last two hours, and take place from 3:00-5:00 p.m. To schedule an appointment, call... Read more about Pediatric Dental Clinic
GKAS

Building Community Through the Annual Give Kids a Smile Event

February 13, 2019

As the sun rose over a chilly Longwood Avenue, the Teaching Practices of the Harvard Dental Center was humming as dental students prepared to host Give Kids a Smile. Launched in 2003 by the American Dental Association, Give Kids a Smile is an event held annually that focuses on the oral health of children between the ages of one and 17. This year’s event was held on Saturday, February 9 and was well received by members of the surrounding communities.

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2019 Feb 25

Free Dental Screenings

1:00pm to 5:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Dental Center

The Harvard Dental Center Teaching Practices is looking for adult patients who (after screening) might qualify for Board Exams held onsite, or at a neighboring Boston facility. After a dental screening, participants who qualify and are willing to be a part of the exam(s) will receive specified dental treatment at no cost.
*Includes dental examination and dental x-rays.

Call 617-432-1434 or fill out our online form to request an appointment.

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