Meet Dr. Wayne S. Harrison
Dr. Wayne S. Harrison, a native of Ballston Spa, received a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry with Honors from Hartwick College, where he was a member of the track team and Honor Society.
Dr. Harrison received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Stony Brook University’s School of Dental Medicine. Upon graduation, Dr. Harrison received honors in Periodontics, Endodontics, and Operative Dentistry. He completed a one-year General Practice Residency in Dentistry and served one year as Senior Dental Resident at St. Clare’s Hospital. He has practiced in the Capital Region for over 30 years.
Dr. Harrison has been dedicated to providing excellent dental care for his patients by continuing his education. After completing 500 hours of continuing education as well as his fellowship examination, he was awarded Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry in 1987.
Dr. Harrison’s professional memberships include the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, the New York Dental Association, Fellow ICOI, IAO, and the Fourth District Dental Society. Dr. Harrison served for two years as President of the local Fourth District Dental Society and has been a member of several committees, including serving as Chairman of Continuing Education. Dr. Harrison has published articles in the Journal of the American Dental Association and General Dentistry.
Dr. Harrison first started doing community outreach when he was a member of the faculty at the University of Connecticut Dental School in 2006. Since that time, he has made five mission trips to Jinga, Uganda in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, and 2018 and each of his three kids have accompanied him on at least one of these trips. When students and staff from Jinga come to the US for fundraising trips, Harrison Family Dentists provides them with the dental care they need.
An Eagle Scout, Dr. Harrison has been Cubmaster, Assistant Scoutmaster, Merit Badge Counselor, and served on the Executive Board of Twin Rivers Council Boy Scouts of America for over 25 years. Dr. Wayne S. Harrison is committed to assuring his patients achieve optimal dental health by providing excellent treatment that will serve them for years.
Meet Dr. Devin S. Harrison
Dr. Devin S. Harrison spent his early years in Gloversville and has fond memories of playing soccer, running track, and performing music at GHS. He continued his education locally at Union College in Schenectady, earning a B.S. in Biochemistry as a member of the class of 2009.
The following year involved a move to Long Island where he joined his brother, Dr. Brendon Harrison, at Stony Brook University’s School of Dental Medicine. He earned his D.D.S there in 2014. Dr. Devin became a Tar Heel that summer at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, to complete a General Practice Residency.
Dr. Devin is committed to continuing his education as a member of the American Dental Association, the New York Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, and the Capital District Continuum for Advanced Dental Education. As an Eagle Scout, Dr. Devin learned the value of service and is honored to have had the opportunities to provide care to underserved populations in Madagascar, Uganda, El Salvador, and Zambia. In recognition of these efforts, the New York State Dental Foundation presented him with the Student Recognition Award in 2013. He is excited to be back in the area and to join his father, Dr. Wayne Harrison, in caring for the oral health of his local community.
CE Groups / Professional Memberships
- Fourth District Dental Society
- Fulton Hamilton Montgomery Dental Society
- New York State Dental Association
- Academy of General Dentistry
- American Dental Association
- International Association of Orthodontics
- Capital District Continuum for Advanced Dental Education
- Seattle Study Club
Dental Outreach Efforts
- AOET Uganda - 2010 Dental Outreach
- HALO Missions - 2016 Zambia, 2017 Zambia, 2018 El Salvador
- Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine Mission to Madagascar - 2011, 2013, 2016 (Adjunct Professor), 2018 (Adjunct Professor)
- Remote Area Medical - 2011, 2013, 2015