About Oral Medicine and Dentistry

The Division of Oral Medicine and Dentistry at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) is a leading comprehensive oral medicine clinical service drawing referrals from throughout New England for diagnosis and management of oral medicine conditions.

Under the leadership of Nathaniel Treister, DMD, DMSc, our board-certified specialists provide innovative treatment for a wide spectrum of oral conditions. As an integral member of Dana-Farber Brigham Cancer Center Oral Medicine and Oral Oncology Treatment Center, the division has special expertise in providing oral health care for cancer patients and cancer survivors.

In addition, we train the next generation of oral medicine specialists and thought leaders through the prestigious Harvard School of Dental Medicine/Brigham and Women's Hospital Oral Medicine Residency Program.

We are committed to:

  • A patient-centered-care experience
  • A consultative relationship with our referring physicians and dentists
  • A collaborative and responsive relationship with the many providers who may also be involved in the patient’s care
  • Advancing the specialty of oral medicine

Why Brigham and Women's Hospital for Oral Medicine and Dentistry?

  • Expert clinicians who diagnose and treat the full spectrum of complex oral medicine conditions.
  • Wide experience in managing patients with cancer and complications of cancer treatment.
  • Restorative dentistry and minor surgical procedures for patients requiring treatment in a hospital setting or in the operating room.
  • Responsive communications with patients and referring providers.
  • Nationally- and internationally-recognized board-certified specialists who are faculty at Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM).
  • Oral Medicine specialists who value the multidisciplinary, patient-centered approach to care and who are also members of the Dana-Farber Brigham Cancer Center and Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center.
  • A learning-based service, evidenced by being the primary teaching hospital and service for oral medicine, oral maxillofacial pathology, and dermatology residents, pre-doctoral students at Harvard School of Dental Medicine and Harvard Medical School and observers from around the world.
  • Specialists who are dedicated to providing continuing education opportunities for health care professionals at the community, national and international levels.

Oral Medicine Appointments and Location


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