A native of Memphis, Tennessee, Dr. Harris completed dental school and pediatric dental residency at the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry. During his residency, he received two additional years of specialized, hands-on training in preparation for meeting the unique needs of infants, children, and teens. This extensive training included working with children with special needs, sedation dentistry, and hospital- based dentistry at LeBonheur Children's Hospital and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
Dr. Harris is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and believes in evidence-based dentistry. This philosophy integrates the most current, clinically relevant evidence with the patient’s needs and preferences, and results in a scientific approach to understanding your child and his or her needs. Dr. Harris also believes in positive reinforcement and modern behavior management strategies that encourage your child to participate in and enjoy improving his or her oral health.
In addition to a Doctorate in Dental Surgery, Dr. Harris possesses a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from Tulane University, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Chemical and Biological Engineering at Northwestern University.
As a father himself, Dr. Harris understands your child’s fears as well as your parental concerns. Dr. Harris, along with his team, is committed to providing a fun, safe, and supportive environment. We consider supporting your child’s healthy relationship with oral health a privilege and look forward to meeting you and your child(ren)!