Tucson Periodontist, Dr. Brien Harvey, DDS, MS
Brien Harvey, DDS, MS
Periodontics is an amazing field within the profession of dentistry, one that attracted me because I get to help patients meet their goals and create healthy, beautiful, and most importantly, happy smiles. With dental implants, I have the opportunity to allow my patients to replace missing teeth and get back to their lives as if their tooth or teeth were never lost. One of my favorite things about periodontics is that maintaining ideal oral health and function encourages development of long-term relationships with my wonderful patients. Every day is new and exciting, and I like to think I am saving the world, one tooth at a time.
Education and Continuing Education
- University of Minnesota – Bachelor of Science in Zoology, 1977
- University of Iowa – Doctor of Dental Surgery, 1981
- University of Iowa – Master of Science and Certificate in Periodontics, 1983
Periodontics is a field that is constantly growing and changing, and of course, I keep abreast of the latest advances in technology and techniques. I have held numerous leadership positions in the Arizona Dental Association (AzDA), including serving as President in 2001 and serving as editor of Inscriptions, AzDA’s professional journal, from 2004 to 2008. Twice, I have been awarded the Arizona Award by AzDA as their “Dentist of the Year”. I am also a faculty speaker for the Pride Institute and have lectured extensively on the topics of practice management and dental implant aesthetics.
In the Office
Our patients are great about choosing to do the right thing, and I take pride in educating them on proper oral health care. They get excited about being involved in their therapy. Keeping them relaxed is important, and I have the help of a wonderful team of professionals who keep everyone laughing and happy. My team shows commitment through attending continuing dental education courses to provide our patients with state-of-the-art dental care. I am thrilled to lead a team that strives every day to fulfill my vision of exceeding expectations with every patient, for every procedure.
At Home and In the Community
I grew up in Des Moines, Iowa, although I have lived in Tucson since 1986. Both of my sons, Adam and Alex, were born in Tucson and are amazing young men. My wife, Jenann, is a faculty member at the University of Arizona. When I am not in the office, you can find me with a camera anywhere I go. Please ask about my photography, examples of which you will see when you visit my office. I love all things tropical and go scuba diving whenever I can, and that too will be obvious when you see my office.
I am involved in the Arizona Dental Foundation (ADF), the charitable arm of AzDA, and served as a board member from 1988 to 2011. We coordinate charity dental care throughout the state, focusing on helping kids that might not be able to see dentists regularly without our assistance. Our ‘big event’ in Southern Arizona each year is Give Kids A Smile, held each February at the Pima Community College dental clinic. I currently serve on the Delta Dental of Arizona Board of Directors and have been active in Delta’s charitable foundation as well. I am committed to giving back to my community and I love the happy, healthy smiles that result from these charitable activities.