1978 S State Rd., Ionia, MI 48846, (616) 527-0030
Meet our experienced team at Harshman Orthodontics. Please take a few moments to learn about our skilled Ionia orthodontists and our friendly, knowledgeable staff. Our team represents a wealth of orthodontic training and experience to bring you your most beautiful, healthy smile.
My grandfather was a general dentist and I spent time at his practice as I was growing up. I am fascinated by the biology and science of the face and teeth and how we can improve them and our patients’ lives. Most of all, I love working with people, especially children. To watch the transformation that occurs in someone who is embarrassed to smile and then after treatment begins giving the largest smile in the room – that is a great feeling.
It’s rewarding to be able to help children and adults feel better about themselves. I enjoy the artistry and craftsmanship involved in creating beautiful smiles and happy faces for all ages. And it’s exciting working with all the proven new technology because it affords so many benefits for my patients.
In his spare time, Dr. Harshman enjoys spending time with his family, playing racquetball, golf and basketball and mountain biking. He also loves traveling and learning about new cultures and has been to many different parts of the world, including Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
Certificate in Orthodontics: New York University, New York, NY
DDS: University of Detroit Mercy, Detroit MI
BS: Zoology, Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID
Member: American Association of Orthodontics, American Dental Association, Great Lakes Association of Orthodontists, Michigan Association of Orthodontists, Michigan Dental Association
Appointment: President of the Michigan Association of Orthodontists
Kathy - I have worked in orthodontics for 39 years with 13 years as treatment coordinator for Dr. Harshman. What I like best about working in orthodontics is meeting many interesting people. I love working with new patients and their families to explain how orthodontics can provide them with a lifetime of beautiful smiles. I live in Comstock Park, have 2 daughters and 5 grandchildren. In my non working hours I love spending time with my family, camping, and traveling. I have been the varsity competitive cheer coach at Comstock Park High School for 26 years.
Heather M. - I have worked for Dr. Harshman for 13 years. I am the insurance coordinator in the office and also work at the front desk. My favorite part of working for Dr. Harshman is watching the beautiful transformations and building relationships with our patients. I love the winter, nature, and spending time outside.
Haley - I have been a dental assistant since 2005. I live in Grand Rapids with my husband and two children. I really love summer and the outdoors. I enjoy working out and hanging with friends and family.
Lauren - the newest member of our orthodontic team works at the front desk. Recently married and living in Portland with her new husband. She enjoyes hanging out with family and friends in her spare time. Loves the outdoors!
Ashley - I am an orthodontics assistant. I went to school at Everest Institute of Technology for dental assisting. I am still going to college at the University of Phoenix earning my bachelor’s degree. I have been with Dr. Harshman’s office since 2013. I am a veteran of the United States Air Force and live in Ionia with my husband and three daughters. In my spare time I enjoy the outdoors, camping, and spending time with family and friends.
Sara - I am a registered dental assistant. I attended the Dental Assisting Program at Grand Rapids Community College. I have been with Dr. Harshman since 2013 and an orthodontic assistant since 2005. In my spare time I enjoy doing 5K’s and hanging out with friends and family. I am married and live in the Greenville area with my husband, two children, and two dogs.