A Love for Building Beautiful Smiles
I love the communication aspect of orthodontics. The conversations between patients, parents, and myself broaden my world and make me smile. I enjoy encouraging each patient in the midst of their treatment, helping build their self-esteem while becoming their friend. I want each of my patients to look back on their care experience as a positive event in their life, one which resulted in a lasting, beautiful smile.
I became an orthodontist because I enjoy the combination of intellectual and manual dexterity required to produce excellent clinical and aesthetic results. I’m a problem-solver, and each patient’s unique malocclusion presents a challenge. I need to figure out how to properly align their teeth, and I must create a smile that is attractive and will serve the patient well, for the rest of their life.
Education and Commitment to Continuing Education
- Undergraduate, Texas A & M University
- Doctorate of Dental Surgery, University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, graduated Summa Cum Laude
- Residency and Certificate in Orthodontics, Medical College of Virginia
I’m committed to expanding and strengthening my orthodontic skills and knowledge. Ours is a constantly evolving specialization, with new technology, approaches, and materials being developed. By staying at the leading-edge of these changes, I’m able to decrease treatment time, provide affordable care, and deliver the strongest smile results.
Throughout the year I complete many hours of continuing orthodontic education, locally, regionally, and nationally. Learning from the leaders in the profession ensures I’m able to provide my patients with the highest quality of care.
- American Association of Orthodontists
- American Dental Association
- Southwestern Society of Orthodontists
- Texas Association of Orthodontists
- Texas Dental Association
- Greater Houston Dental Society
I grew up in Sugar Land and have lived in Fort Bend County my entire life, excluding my college years. I married my high school sweetheart, Jennifer. We have six kids and three dogs. When not working, I enjoy spending time with my family. We love to travel in our RV, go hunting and boating, and attend Grand Parkway Baptist Church.
When time permits, I enjoy participating in my children’s activities. Our family’s been involved with First Colony Swim Team for the past nine years.
Growing up in the Sugar Land area helped shape the person I am today. Being able to give back and help shape the future of Fort Bend is important to me.
Q&A with Dr. Harmon
Where did you grow up?
Sugar Land, TX
Where do you live now and how long have you been there?
I have lived in Ft. Bend County my entire life excluding the time away for school.
Tell us about your family! (spouse, children, pets, anyone else?)
I am married to Jennifer my Dulles High School sweetheart. We have 6 kids and 3 dogs.
Where can we find you when you’re not working? What’s your favorite way to spend your time away from work?
When not working, I enjoy spending time with family. We like to travel in our RV as well as hunting and boating.
What are you passionate about personally?
Living life like there is no tomorrow.
Are you involved in any community programs, volunteer activities, or nonprofits? Why is being active in your community important to you?
I enjoy participating in my children’s activities when time permits. Our family has been involved with First Colony Swim Team over the past 9 years in various capacities. We attend Grand Parkway Baptist Church. Growing up in the Sugar Land area helped shape the person I am today so being able to give back and help shape the future of Fort Bend is important to me.
What engages you?
The ability as an orthodontist to effect the phrase “smiles change lives.”
If you did not work, you would:
Spend more time with family.
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Person who most inspires you:
My grandfather who was a B-17 bomber in WWII as well as a POW in the German camps. He was intentional about loving, teaching, and encouraging his grandchildren.
Most people don’t know:
I was the lead trumpet player at Dulles High School in 11th/12th grade.
You thought you would grow up to be:
Something that makes you smile:
Coming home from work and being greeted by my kids.
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