Laura Harness received her DDS degree in 2014 from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. Previously, she attended the University of Michigan College of LS&A and received her BS degree in Neuroscience in 2008. She received advanced dental training in a hospital-based dental clinic during her residency program at St. Joseph Mercy Oakland Hospital in Pontiac, MI. Through this program, she gained additional experience in oral surgery, periodontics, pediatric dentistry, root canal therapy, and special needs patients.
University of Michigan School of Dentistry
Dr. Harness performs all facets of general dentistry including crowns, bridges, root canal therapy, fillings, periodontal (gum disease) therapy, implant restorations, extractions, dentures, and partials.
Dr. Harness’ personal philosophy is to provide comprehensive dental care for all her patients, and strives to make each visit as comfortable and relaxing as possible. Dr. Harness is a member of the American Dental Association, Michigan Dental Association, and the Special Care Dentistry Association. She is involved in professional organizations and study clubs because she understands the importance of keeping up with the latest research and most advanced dental practices and techniques.
Everything about Tru Family Dental is first class. My interactions have all been very positive. Great people and great dentistry.
22:58 06 Mar 17
Had a great experience at Tru Family Dental. The staff was very nice. Appointment was on time. Thanks.
21:14 13 Mar 17
Staff was friendly and professional. They made me feel very comfortable to be at the dentist office.
20:12 07 Mar 17
Wonderful experience and great staff! Thanks for making my kids feel comfortable!
14:03 03 May 17
Great staff! I hate going to the dentist but they made me feel very comfortable.
22:42 13 Jul 17
Dr. Harness is a great dentist, very professional, courtious, a perfectionist and does quality dentistry work. The office staff and dental hygienist are professional and nice too. If you are looking for a new dentist or hygienist, I would personally highly recommend giving them a try, you won't regret it. read more
12:44 17 Jul 17
I couldn't be happier with the service I've received from Dr.Laura. Very caring and professional. Normally don't like the Dentist but she takes the time to make you feel comfortable. Highly recommend!
23:41 19 Jul 17
Professional,warm,witty,intelligent group. They make you feel comfortable an really care about the client. My favorite is Dawn fun,warm caring an cute I as well.
12:07 13 Sep 17
Definitely my new dentist office. All around great service and they were very personable. Dawn did an amazing job on my cleaning and explaining the entire process. Im beyond happy with her work. Jordan at the front desk was great, very friendly. I only met with the dentist briefly but overall, great team. Very pleased. 100%read more
15:50 02 Oct 17
Dearborn Heights is happy to be home to Tru Family! A courteous staff makes for a great experience. The entire staff is owed 5 stars! All of the staff was great. Special thanks to Dr. Harness to my hygienist Dawn and Jordyne made my time comfortable and easy. Switching to Tru Family is something I will recommend to anyone in the area!read more
00:54 06 Oct 17
The best dental staff around. Very personable, professional and caring. All the staff make you feel welcome and comfortable. Dr. Harness is amazing and explains all the procudres to the fullest, she is very very knowledgeable and gets the job done to the "T" making you feel great before leaving. Dr. Harness redid a crown for me and it fits and feels better than my first one. If you need a teeth cleaning I highly recommend Dawn. She is awesome, friendly, knowledgeable and knows her stuff. Jordan the receptionist is professional and sociable and is there to get you in asap.. Honestly all the staff made me feel welcome and took the time to make me feel comfortable. 100% will be going back no questions about it.read more
00:56 20 Oct 17
I had a great first patient exam at Tru Family Dental. Dawn did a thorough cleaning and made sure I felt comfortable throughout my visit - I left with my teeth feeling smooth and polished. Dr. Harness also has a great background in dentistry and I could tell her experience coupled with her education from the top Dental school in the Nation put me in great hands!read more
22:55 19 Oct 17
Everyone at this location is absolutely awesome!! Dr. Laura takes time to explain procedures to me and is very considerate of my concerns. Dawn, the hygienist, is really detailed when it comes to her job and committed to getting me back on the road to a healthy smile...oh yeah, she also let's me listen to my choice of tunes during the cleanings! So glad I found you guys!read more
20:59 06 Dec 17
Today was my first time there and I had a great experience getting my teeth cleaned and an infected gum taken care of. Dawn, the hygienist, was thorough, very kind, informative, and she answered all of my questions clearly. Dr. Harness was just as great and I loved the time she took to answer more of my questions and explain procedures. And Jordan at the front desk was very kind and detailed as well! Everyone I met today was really cool. They were all very friendly, inviting, and professional. I also really liked their office, which also felt friendly!read more
04:52 29 Dec 17
Absolutely the best dental experience ever! My hygienist, Dawn was extremely informative, and made me feel very comfortable. I needed to have root planing done, a deep cleaning that Dawn did an excellent job explaining and then staying to complete for me. My exam with Dr. Harness was perfect. I never felt like my previous Dentist really listened to my concerns. Dr. Harness took the time to look at every one of my X-rays in detail and compare them with what she saw in my mouth. Who knew my ear pain could be related to a poor bite?! Jordyne had already checked my insurance before I got to the office, and even got me all scheduled to come back before I was done with my cleaning! Iveth, the dental assistant stopped in to meet me as a new patient, and assured me she would take good care of me for my filling appointments. I’ve never felt so good about a dental visit before, and I feel like I’m finally in good hands. I HIGHLY recommend this office!read more
03:14 01 Jan 18
I just moved to the area and found Tru Family Dental and I’m happy I did. It’s a great place for thorough, friendly dental care. Dawn, the hygienist, took extra steps to keep me comfortable during my deep cleaning. In the past, I’ve never known what my dentist was really doing in my mouth. Dr. Harness takes the time to explain everything and answer all my questions... and her injections are super gentle! Great dentist, great staff, highly recommend.read more
03:05 01 Jan 18
Great experience at this dental office! Dr. Harness is very thorough and takes time to explain procedures, why they would be beneficial and what all of my options were. I also had an issue with my dental insurance, and the staff spent almost an hour on the phone resolving the issue on my behalf. It’s easy to tell they care about their patients. Highly recommend this doctor and this office.read more
18:57 09 Jan 18
Dr. Harness explained and performed the work that needed to be done better than most dentists and specialists I’ve had. Dawn is a great assistant with a pleasant personality. Jordan is very easy to talk to and is a phenomenal receptionist. Overall, I had a great experience with the office itself providing an idyllic atmosphere.read more
23:44 01 Feb 18
I wasn’t pleased with my original dentist/office and decided I needed a change. Coming to Tru Family has been one of the best decisions I’ve made in my life thus far! Jordan is patient and willing to help in anyway she can. Dawn and Laura are knowledgeable, actually listen to your concerns, and have multiple solutions that work best for the patients! This is the first time in my life that I’m actually looking forward to all of my dentist appointments!read more
19:04 14 Feb 18
I hate the dentist but after needing a tooth pulled i found true family and i have to say THANK YOU So much for saving a tooth i thought need to be removed and with your help i am inproving my teeth little by little. All you lady are amazing its always such a great time when i have a appointment. Thank you so much.read more
14:51 06 Jun 18
Great staff. All of the ladies there are friendly and attentive & they take the time to educate you on the process
18:01 07 Jun 18
Dawn is a great hygienist! Dr. Harness and jordyne have been so helpful, and this has been the dental experience I've had so far in my life!
12:41 13 Jun 18
Best place to work, with amazing staff and patients. The best friendly environment to come too!
14:18 20 Jun 18
Great Experience. Everyone here is friendly. Work is excellent, both functionally and cosmetically. Highly recommend.
14:42 21 Jun 18
All of the women at Tru Family Dental are great! They get to know you while being very professional and do great work!
14:06 23 Jul 18
The entire staff is amazing. I enjoyed the interactions and they do excellent work.
15:28 01 Aug 18
My kids and I had a really good experience here. Haven't been to the dentist in 14 years. The girl at the desk helped me with the paper work I needed for work and called me when they had a cancellation to squeeze me in. The hygienist was really great and made sure I was comfortable the whole time. The dentist explained everything clearly and all the different options. Didn't feel rushed and could tell they truly care about their patients. The whole staff was really sweet.read more
22:34 01 Aug 18
Best dentist office around. I drive out of my way to come here. The staff is really helpful and they explain every step and process as they go. They make sure you are comfortable and the process isnt hurting you. I won't go anywhere else. Dr. Harness and Iveth are amazing people and will treat you with care and qualityread more
20:31 06 Aug 18
Everyone in this facility is amazing. I wont go anywhere else. From day one they have treated me like a friend instead of just a patient.
16:15 18 Sep 18
Love this dental office! Out of all the dental offices I’ve been throughout the years, this is by far my favorite. Everyone is so welcoming and understanding. Miss Dawn is great at what she does and you can tell she has a true passion!
21:34 29 Nov 18
The staff at Tru Family Dental are great. Their friendly and always equipped with a smile. They treated my son, daughter, and myself. They are fast and efficient. And care about what they do. I would reccomend this place to every family.
01:52 14 Nov 18
I switched to Tru Family Dental because the dentist I was going to didn't explain the dental work to me. The other dentist just rushed through the process and cashed the check. Dr. Harness, on the other hand, took time to explain my options to me. She took her time. I felt like she cared about me as a person, not just as a patient. I strongly recommend Dr. Harness and Tru Family Dental. Thank you!read more
21:34 21 Nov 18
Great experience. super nice people
21:00 14 Dec 18
So first, please excuse the name and pic my son uses my google account for Youtube. My Name is Jaime and I absolutely love this location. They were even recommended to me, I am so happy to have gone here. I tell all of my friends and family they should switch to here. The Front desk, Hygienist, Dental asst and Dentist are seriously amazing, they make you feel more like friends then patients. They are so friendly and their work is impeccable. Very clean waiting and exam rooms. Just an All around great place. Send your family here.read more
13:54 09 Jan 19
I love this office! I’m 15 and hate dentists, and needed fillings. My hygienist, Dawn, is so nice and helps me do better, and never makes me feel bad for forgetting to floss. Dr. Harness and Ivethalways tell me what they are going to do and it makes me feel better about having filings, and jordyne always makes sure she calls us to let me know when to come in. I love it here!read more
21:19 29 Jan 19
Super friendly and informative staff. Dawn the hygenist is always super on point and always is happy to thoroughly explain what's going on with my teeth! 10/10 recommend
16:05 12 Mar 19
Just received my zoom treatment here today. The entire team was simply wonderful. Jordyne checked me in so fast and explained everything. Then Dr Harness and her team made me comfortable and did a fantastic job with my whitening. Could not recommend this office more.read more
20:05 19 Mar 19
Tru Family Dental is always amazing! Very kind and helpful staff that will work with you to achieve your teeth goals. Highly recommend to go here
21:54 08 Apr 19
I absolutely love this place they take very nice care of your teeth and in no time. You get in and out very quickly. They are a great team!
19:02 25 Apr 19
Dr. Harness and team always do an excellent job! My teeth and gums are the healthiest they’ve ever been thanks to their treatment plans and care. They are also extremely accommodating to new moms with infants. They had no problem with me bringing my little guy to the appointment. Thank you!!!read more
17:30 09 May 19
It has been a great experience with all the staff here. Dawn did a deep cleaning procedure for my teeth, and the whole process was very smooth. I was scared of the pain at the very beginning, but she did an excellent job and I didn't feel too much pain during the procedure. She also told me a lot more information on how to take care of teeth, etc. She is great. And also the front desk stuff Jordan has been very helpful to help set up appointments according to my lest flexible schedule. The doctor is also very nice and knowledgeable. Definitely recommend.read more
16:08 04 Jun 19
I was going to the same dentist for years and I always dreaded going, but I finally decided to switch and it was the best decision I could have made! These ladies make the experience totally different. They are always so friendly and energetic. The staff is absolutely amazing I feel like I’m visiting friends each time I go. And they are GENTLE with my teeth and gums, I can’t express how important that is. Highly recommend this office!!read more
22:21 05 Jul 19
been going here for a year now..professional and friendly staff. Dr Harness is the best..... highly recommended!
15:33 09 Jul 19
I love Dawn, she’s the best hygienist. I’m 15 and never nervous about coming. Everyone always remembers my pets and are super nice.
21:59 16 Jul 19
Dawn has such a gentle touch, she’s the best hygienist I’ve ever had, and the funniest! Entertainment and health at its finest. Love the other team too, Dr. Harness, Iveth and Jordyne are great always take great care of me and my family.
19:15 03 Aug 19
No one believes me when I say this, but I honestly fall asleep when I go in for a cleaning. The team here is that good! I have never been so excited and relaxed to go see my dentist until I found Dr. Harness and her team.
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23:00 12 Aug 19
This is my first review! I am 35- rely on reviews when searching for businesses and had never made one myself. But, this is hands down the best dentist I have ever been to. I have a son who is autistic, and brushing has never been easy. With time being focused on his behavioral health, and intensive therapy his dental hygiene had suffered. He had been experiencing pain, and so I intensively searched for reviews that made me feel like they would not judge me, and understand that autism, adhd and the dentist are a tricky fit. I found True Family Dental and called after feeling good from the reviews. Jordan booked my appointment quickly for being a new patient and put me at ease about my fears, and sent me online registration paperwork saving me from having to do it in office while wrangling my son. When I arrived they were very nice and their office is very clean. We were taken back by Dawn who was BEYOND amazing with my son. She made jokes and had great names for everything not so fun! My sons mouth was in rough shape and this is was told to me but not in a way that I felt judged or shamed. (I was already doing enough of this to myself)When Dr. Harness came in she was just as great. Right to the point on the plan not trying to do restorative measures on a baby tooth or trying to push me into a lengthy and unnecessary procedure. We were referred for work that was absolutely necessary for my son. I was urged to call back for another referral if the one given tried to schedule me too far out. I really can not say enough good about our experience with this office. They treated us with such kindness and worked so well with my son. I am so relieved that I now have a forever dentist for my family!read more
22:46 16 Aug 19
My experiences at Tru Family Dental have been nothing short of phenomenal. From the moment you make your first appointment to the time you spend in the chair, the team here exude professionalism while maintaining a fun atmosphere. Everyone here enjoys their work and their patients and it shows.Jordyn is always on top of the administrative tasks from scheduling, reminding me of my upcoming appointments, to answering any questions I have about billing and insurance.Dawn makes every meeting memorable and I love when it's time for my cleanings (never thought I'd say that).Dr. Harness is the icing on the cake. From our first meeting she was professional and to the point to discuss my dental history, describing my current state, and discussing treatment plans. She explains things in a simple way that allows you understand. After having a tooth pulled, she took the time to follow-up with me after hours to check how I was feeling. After moving, I decided to continue to travel 45 minutes to see Dr. Harness and her team due to the superior level of care. This is a team I will continue to see for as long as I am in Michigan.read more
22:26 16 Sep 19
I was nervous after not visiting the dentist for a long time, but Dr. Harness and her team took great care of me. Best dentist in Michigan! 11/10 would definitely recommend!
00:04 29 Sep 19
Top notch care from beginning to end. Dr. Harness thoroughly explains diagnosis, treatment options, and procedures, keeping you well informed. Office and support staff are great as well. Highly recommend.
19:42 10 Oct 19
i just had my teeth cleaned and my experience was phenomenal thanks to Dawn Baker. She was very knowledgeable, down to earth and had a wicked sense of humor. I would recommend this place to anyone. Very friendly environment. :)
22:33 11 Oct 19
The entire team is very kind and compassionate. I really enjoy coming to this office. They are like family. I had a dental implant a week ago and had no pain at all the next day or day of. So I would highly recommend them to anyone who is looking for a dentist. Dr. Harness and Dr. Larson are really great.read more
10:17 06 Jun 17
Will never ever go there again. Staff was nice, but unwilling to bill and to corporate.
My kids and I have been going here for our dental care for years. It is always a great experience. I highly recommend Dr. Hutnik and his staff.
I love this place! Very professional with a strong personal touch. Dr Yang and the staff are fantastic. An added bonus for me is they are a high tech office and you can get all reminders and make changes right on your smartphone. Best dental care in town. No doubt.
Tru Family Dental is filled with experienced, patient and kind providers! They are welcoming and professional! I trust them with the dental care of my children and will continue to recommend them as providers.
Friendly people, Aaron makes the visit less of a stress. He is very nice and professional, they all are. Thank you Tru Family Dental!!