Harvard School of Dental Medicine
188 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
The Harvard University School of Dental Medicine supports Preventive Dentistry
WHY IS PREVENTIVE DENTISTRY IMPORTANT AND WHEN SHOULD
Preventive Dentistry means a healthy smile that requires fewer visits to the Dentist:
- Eating becomes more enjoyable because healthy mouths chew more easily
and gain more nutrients from the foods they eat.
- You can also speak more quickly and clearly.
- People with healthier mouths have a better chance of general health, because disease in the mouth can endanger the rest of the body.
- A healthy mouth is more attractive, and you can have confidence that you are putting forth your best appearance.
- Preventive Dentistry is the first step to becoming cavity-free.
Preventive dentistry begins Regular Tooth brushing.
The earlier your dental visit, the better the chance of preventing dental disease and reducing your time in the Dentist’s Chair
Visit your dentist for a complete examination to lay the foundations for having the best in dental health.
The Harvard Dental Center is a "school within a school". Here, patients can obtain dental care from the Teaching Practice, where treatment is delivered by pre-doctoral dental students and dental residents or from the Faculty Group Practice, where Harvard faculty members provide care.
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Founded in 1867, the Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM), was the first University-based dental school in the United States. HSDM trains both pre-doctoral dental students and post-doctoral dental residents. The school is a national leader in dental education with graduates assuming leadership positions in the dental profession.
In 1996 the School of Dental Medicine expanded and remodeled the facility used by student dentists. Today, the Teaching Practice at the Harvard Dental Center is a state-of-the-art facility with well-equipped operatories and modern sterilization equipment.
Student dentists, supervised by Harvard faculty, provide affordable and comprehensive care to patients in the fields of General Dentistry, Periodontics, Prosthodontics (including Implant Dentistry), Endodontics, Orthodontics and Dental Hygiene. For many patients, the lower fees make it worth spending the extra time to receive quality care.
Also, in the Dental Center is the Faculty Group Practice. A multi-specialty group dental practice, the Faculty Group Practice combines general dentists, specialists in all areas of dental medicine and dental hygienists to provide a one-stop approach to treating patients. Thirty-six faculty members provide comprehensive dental care to 2,000 patients each month.
Who do I call with questions on my bill?
You should call the Harvard Dental Center at 617/432.1434. Select Option 3 when prompted followed by option 1 to speak to the Business Office. Any of our business office staff can answer your questions.
How do I make or cancel an appointment?
To make (or cancel) an appointment with the Teaching Practice you should call the Harvard Dental Center at 617/432.1434. Select Option 1 when prompted.
To make (or cancel) an appointment with the Faculty Group Practice you should call the Harvard Dental Center at 617/432.1434. Select Option 2 when prompted.
How do I find out how much it will cost for me to receive dental care at the Center?
The Dental Center has two practices. In our Teaching Practice care is provided by our students under the direct supervision of our teaching doctors. A reduced fee is offered to our patients in this practice.
Our Faculty Group Practice is very much like other multi-specialty group dental practices.
Pre-Doctoral Teaching Practice
|Third and fourth year dental students provide care under the supervision of experienced faculty members. The students perform both general dentistry and specialized procedures.|
Length of Treatment
Please plan to arrive 15 minutes early for your first visit to the Faculty Group Practice in order to complete a registration form and medical history. If you have recent dental x-rays you may wish to bring them with you. If you are being referred to the Faculty Group Practice from another dentist please bring your referral form or letter.
Located in the heart of Boston's Longwood Medical Area, the Harvard Dental Center is easily accessible by car and public transportation, including MBTA buses and subway.
Whatever your dental needs, an entire range of dental care is available at the Harvard Dental Center. All new patients receive an oral examination to detect existing or potential problems. Based on the findings in the examination the following services will be provided:
|Dental Hygiene (cleanings)|
|Periodontics (treatment of gums)|
|Endodontics (root canal therapy)|
|Prosthodontics (crowns, bridges)|
|Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology|
|Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery|
|Temporomandibular Disorders and Facial Pain|
Emergency Service is available after hours, weekends and holidays by calling our triage pager at:617/540.5044. A General Practice Resident (GPR) is on call at this number.
Length of Treatment