Oral Medicine Services

Recognized experts in their field, the oral clinical staff at Brigham and Women’s Hospital provide care to patients who have complex oral diseases. Our specialists are diplomats of the American Board of Oral Medicine and hold faculty appointments through the Harvard Medical School/Harvard School of Dental Medicine.


The oral medicine team at Brigham and Women’s Hospital specializes in the diagnosis and management of the following conditions:

  • Oral mucosal diseases such as lichen planus, aphthous ulcers, pemphigoid and pemphigus, and leukoplakia.
  • Salivary gland diseases such as Sjögren syndrome.
  • Chemosensory and neurologic impairment of the oral and maxillofacial complex including conditions such as burning mouth syndrome and atypical facial pain.
  • Orofacial pain conditions including temporomandibular disorders and trigeminal neuralgia.
  • Oral complications from cancer treatment such as mucositis, graft-versus-host disease and jaw osteonecrosis.

Referring Physicians and Dentists

We work closely with referring physicians and dentists as a team to determine the most appropriate individualized treatment plan in light of previous therapies and ongoing medical care.

For more information about how to refer a patient.

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Our Care Team

The oral medicine care team is made up of oral medicine specialists, residents and other health care professionals who work together to provide you with expert care. Our service includes residents in oral medicine, oral and maxillofacial pathology, and dermatology as well as pre-doctoral students from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine and Harvard Medical School (HMS). We are always careful to ensure that the teaching and educational activities in the clinic do not in any way interfere with patient care.

Multidisciplinary Care

Our specialists have direct access to a broad range of laboratory and diagnostic facilities including intraoral and panoramic digital radiography, CT and other advanced imaging modalities, microbiological testing, and clinical and surgical pathology services. In addition, our doctors actively collaborate with other world-renowned Brigham and Women’s Hospital specialists in disciplines including oncology, hematology, cardiology, immunology, dermatology, rheumatology, and endocrinology .

Our oral medicine specialists, on staff at both Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Dana-Farber Brigham Cancer Center, have clinical expertise in the management of oncology patients. Our specialists are diplomates of the American Board of Oral Medicine and hold faculty appointments through the Harvard Medical School/Harvard School of Dental Medicine.

Oral Medicine Appointments and Location


Access our extensive library of information about oral medicine topics written for patients by our team of experts.

Visit the Kessler Health Education Library in the Bretholtz Center for Patients and Families to access computers and knowledgeable staff.

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