Professional Biography for Dr. Molly Harriss
Dr. Molly graduated cum laude with her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Tennessee, Health Science Center in 2002 where she received awards from the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain, the Honorary Odontological Society, and the UT Honor for Scholarship. She graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and a minor in Ancient Mediterranean Civilizations from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 1998 where she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and received the Charles R. Jenkins achievement award. She also was a member of the University of Tennessee Pride of the Southland Marching Band during her tenure as an undergraduate. Dr. Molly is a local girl through and through having graduated salutatorian from Lenoir City High School in 1994.
- FAGD, Dr Molly is a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry awarded in 2017.
- MICOI, She is a Master with the International Congress of Oral Implantologists awarded in 2014.
Post-Graduate General Dental Education
Dr. Molly Harriss is general dentist who has pursued extensive training in multiple subspecialties of dentistry. She has completed a general dentistry continuum through Dr. Gordon Christensen’s Practical Clinical Courses in which she extensively studied dental materials, fixed, removable, and advanced extraction techniques. She has been trained in advanced occlusion and orofacial pain by The Dawson Academy. She also received advanced laboratory training from Dentsply, Jensen Dental, and Ivoclar.
Post-Graduate Implantology Education
She completed multiple training programs on the placement and restoration of dental implants sponsored by organizations such as the American Association of Implant Dentistry (AAID), the International Congress on Oral Implantologists (ICOI), and the University of Minnesota among various other programs.
Post-Graduate Orthodontic Education
Dr. Molly Harriss is a graduate of the Dentofacial Orthodontic Series of the McGann Post Graduate School of Dentistry and Progressive Orthodontics, having completed three years of training in both comprehensive and advanced orthodontic programs. She was presented an award for outstanding achievement at the completion of the comprehensive orthodontics program. She is also Invisalign certified.
Post-Graduate Endodontics Education
She has pursued advanced endodontic training with multiple endondontists including Dr. Stephen Buchanan and Dental Education Laboratories. She has also trained under Dr. John West and the Center for Endodontics, as well as Dr. Tuong “Win” Nguyen and Polaris Dental Specialists.
Post-Graduate Cosmetic and Esthetic Training
She has completed all levels of aesthetic and orofacial pain training from the American Academy of Facial Esthetics advancing her knowledge in the use of botulinum toxin, fillers, and VDO threads to treat her patients. She has also been trained in platelet rich fibrin techniques to improve both oral surgery results and facial esthetics.
Other Post-Graduate Dental Education
She was trained in conscious sedation by DOCS education and received state certification in limited conscious sedation. She has completed multiple training programs in hard and soft tissue surgery both with or without the use of a laser from institutes including Implant Seminars, AAID, and Biolase.
She is an active member of the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, the Tennessee Dental Association, and the Second District Dental Society.
She lives in Walland with her husband and three dogs. She enjoys working on her stained glass, reading anything she can get her hands on, knitting, weaving, and a large variety of arts and crafts. She also enjoys SCUBA diving.