Office of Academic and Student Affairs

The Office of Academic and Student Affairs has one priority—the academic success of each student.

While this is a priority campus-wide, we have the unique perspective and responsibility to help dental students thrive and succeed in an environment where excellence is the standard—they have accepted a challenge, the training is rigorous, and we ensure they have access to the support that is necessary to achieve.

What makes us unique is our comprehensive approach to students' academic, professional, and social development. We accomplish this by:

  • Monitoring academic performance
  • Assisting with tutorial services
  • Providing other academic support instruments
  • Promoting research
  • Supporting student organizations
  • Encouraging social development
  • Awarding scholarships
  • Mentorship
  • Admissions

By taking time to connect with each student, we gauge our support on a very individualized level, customized to meet his or her specific needs.


It all begins here.

The Office of Admissions is your gateway to the Meharry dental education. Our role is to guide you through the admissions process and help you take the proper steps toward a successful dental education experience. We are only a phone call or email away; knowledgeable staff advise prospective students and keep the candidate's application process moving forward.

Please consult our FAQ section for additional information, and to review official dental school prerequisites and the admissions process. 

Click here to begin the application process. 

Administration, Faculty, and Staff

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Sandra Harris, D.D.S., F.A.C.D.

Executive Dean and Chair
Office of Academic and Student Affairs
School: Dentistry

Phone: 615.327.6784

Dr. Gerald Davis

Gerald Davis D.D.S.

Director of Student Support
Office of Academic and Student Affairs
School: Dentistry

Phone: 615.327.6784

Alicia Cross
Executive Secretary

Allyson Fleming, Ed.D (AADSAS and Supplemental Application inquiries only)
Director, Admissions and Recruitment
Email your application inquiry

Office of Academic and Student Affairs
1005 Dr. D.B. Todd, Jr. Blvd.
Nashville, Tennessee 37208
Telephone: 615.327.6784