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 to work with all the proven new technology because it affords so many benefits for my patients.

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family, playing racquetball, golf, and basketball, and mountain biking. I also love traveling and learning about new cultures and have been to many different parts of the world, including Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

Certificate in Orthodontics: New York University, New York

DDS: University of Detroit Mercy, Detroit

BS: Zoology, Idaho State University, Pocatello

Member: American Association of Orthodontists, American Dental Association, Great Lakes Association of Orthodontists, Michigan Association of Orthodontists, Michigan Dental Association

Appointment: President of the Michigan Association of Orthodontists

1978 S State Rd, Ionia MI, 48846 (616) 527-0030