Meet our experienced team at Harshman Orthodontics. Please take a few moments to learn about our skilled Ionia orthodontist and our friendly, knowledgeable staff. Our team represents a wealth of orthodontic training and experience to bring you your most beautiful, healthy smile.

Dr. Travis Q. Harshman

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 40 years with 14 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 28 years. 

Heather M. - I have worked for Dr. Harshman for 14 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 - I work at the front desk.  I am married and live in Portland.  We are anxiously awaiting the birth of our first child at the end of April.  I enjoy hanging out with family and friends in my spare time.  Love 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 Belding area with my husband, two children, and two dogs.

Jeanne - I have been married for 15 years have 2 children and reside in Greenville.  Our son plays baseball and likes to hunt, while our daughter plays basketball and participates in track.   I love spending time with family, playing softball, painting and making crafts.  We breed Pugs and have 4 fur friends of our own.  I have been a dental assistant for over 15 years and truly love working with people to help impove their smiles.

Selena - I grew up in Lake Odessa and live in Lake Odessa with my husband and 2 children (daughter age 2 and son 3 months).  I got married in January 2017 and went to Ross Medical.  I love to see how happy our paitents are with their teeth.  I like to spend time with my friends and family, as well as outdoor activities.