Diversity

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Serving Those Who Served Our Country

October 4, 2021

On Saturday October 2, 2021, Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM) opened its doors to veterans for free dental care and consultations during the School’s first Give Veterans a Smile event.

Similar to HSDM’s annual Give Kids a Smile event, the event was organized by dental students with the goal of providing care to the community and addressing gaps in veterans’ access to oral healthcare. Over 30 predoctoral students volunteered for the event along with residents from AGE specialty programs, faculty, and Harvard Dental Center staff members. Veterans from several branches of...

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2021 Sep 20

HSDM Diversity and Inclusion Week: The Value of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging: Moving Forward to Build Community

Mon - Fri, Sep 20 to Sep 24, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Location: 

Virtual and On-Site, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, REB Auditorium

Join us for a week-long series of engaging talks. Opening by HSDM Dean William V. Giannobile, DMSc96, PD96.

Thank you to Drs. Anne Koch and Allen Ali Nasseh, DMD, MMSc97, PD97 for their generous support of HSDM’s Diversity and Inclusion Week.

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Bridge to Dental School Program Recognized with Inspiring Programs in STEM Award

August 17, 2021

Harvard School of Dental Medicine’s Bridge to Dental School Program has been named a recipient of INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine’s 2021 Inspiring Programs in STEM Award. The Award recognizes programs that encourage and assist students from underrepresented groups to enter the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The Bridge to Dental School Program, now in its third year, is aimed at helping pre-dental students navigate the process of applying to dental school. HSDM’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) student fellows organize the program and serve...

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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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2021 Jun 14

Juneteenth at Harvard

Mon Jun 14 (All day) to Fri Jun 18 (All day)

 

Juneteenth commemorates the end of slavery across the nation and is often celebrated in African American communities with storytelling, cooking special recipes, and reflection on history and fellowship. Register for events organized by the Harvard Office for Diversity, Inclusion &...

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New Scholarship Represents a ‘Decisive Step Forward’ Toward Greater Equity in Dentistry

New Scholarship Represents a ‘Decisive Step Forward’ Toward Greater Equity in Dentistry

January 13, 2021

Beginning this year, Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM) will be able to offer scholarship support to dental students from underrepresented minority backgrounds with financial need through the Freeman, Grant, Franklin Scholarship. The endowed fund was recently activated with a capstone gift made by Colgate-Palmolive Company. It has also been supported by HSDM alumni and community members dedicated to expanding diversity in dentistry.

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Joseph L. Henry Oral Health Fellows Pursue Dynamic Goals in Public Health

November 13, 2020

Drs. Siobhian M. B. Sprott, and Shelly D. Taylor were recently awarded the Joseph L. Henry Oral Health Fellowship in Minority Health Policy for the 2020-2021 academic year. The Joseph L. Henry Oral Health Fellowship in Minority Health Policy, awarded each academic year, is an academic degree-granting program with the goal of preparing the next generation of leaders in minority health, health policy, and oral epidemiology. The program is named after Harvard School of Dental Medicine’s first African American full professor, Joseph L. Henry who also served as the School’s interim dean from...

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HSDM Alumna Reflects on Progress and Potential to Address Racial Inequities

November 10, 2020

Fifty years ago, Dolores Mercedes Franklin, DMD74, PD76, became the first woman of color to attend Harvard School of Dental Medicine and one of the first five women to earn a DMD degree. A trailblazer throughout her life, Franklin, a global leader in oral health policy, achieved many firsts in her career, paving the way for future generations of women and individuals of color in dentistry.

Today, she sees a pressing need to address racial inequities in oral health care in light of COVID-19. She...

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