Dr. Harness

Dr Harness Clay Center Dental

Dr. Kelly Harness was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. She grew up playing soccer and snowboarding in the many mountains in British Columbia. After her graduation from high school she was awarded an athletic scholarship in soccer and went to Oklahoma State University and then University of Wyoming where she graduated with a business degree.

Furthering her education by completing her MBA at Oregon State University, Dr. Harness was awarded honors and inducted into the Beta Gamma Sigma Honors Society. While attending OSU, she was the Assistant Director of Football Operations and Executive Assistant to Head Coach Mike Riley. It was at this time that she developed her passion for dentistry.

Dr. Harness attended Oregon State Health Sciences School of Dentistry in Portland, OR. While in dental school, she did volunteer dentistry for the Boys and Girls Club of Corvallis and Medical Teams International. She was also part

of a team of dentists volunteering their time in Guatemala, a trip she hopes to make again.

In her free time, Dr. Harness enjoys spending time with her husband Pax, her friends and her family in Vancouver, BC. She can also be seen running her dogs Kootenay and Kyra, both Golden Retrievers. She is very proud to be a part of Clay Center Family Dental Care and excited for the future filled with big, bright and beautiful smiles!

Professional Organizations:

Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD), OHSU
Master’s in Business Administration (MBA), OSU
Beta Gamma Sigma Honors Society
Bachelor’s degree, UW, High School Graduate Handsworth High School, Vancouver, B.C.
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)

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