Meet Dr. Harju
Hi, I’m Bryan Harju (pronounced “Har-you”). It’s humorous how often when introducing myself, “Hi, I’m Bryan Harju.”, the person I’m addressing replies, “I’m fine, how are you?”
I’d like to think that it’s somewhat fitting. The truth is, what I find most fulfilling is getting to know and best understand the people God puts into my life, so I can best help them achieve their goals. This is why I feel blessed to be in the practice of dentistry. My job is to care for the oral and overall health of my patients. What keeps me energized is helping people achieve their dental and overall health desires so they can live their best life.
My professional development includes graduating from Case Western Reserve School of Dental Medicine in 2001. Since then, I’ve expanded my knowledge and skills through continuing education in Cosmetic Dentistry, Complex Restorative Dentistry, Temporomandibular disorders, the oral-systemic link, and biologic (bio-safe) dentistry.
I’ve studied with some of the world’s best dentists, completing programs at the Pankey Institute and The Dawson Academy. I am accredited with the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT) and I am SMART (Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique) Certified.
When you visit our office, you will agree that I get to work with the best people. My team is highly trained and professional. But, better than that, they are great people to be around. Each has been hand-picked and trained to serve each other and our patients. They are smart, fun, and encouraging. I’m blessed to work along-side them!
More than anything, my greatest purpose and joy are in my family. God has blessed me with a best friend and beautiful wife, Rebecca. We have 5 great kids. With their ages ranging from teen to young adult, we share a busy and meaningful life together.