Dr. Robert Dennis Harrington, DMD, MPH
Married 28 years to Marguerite Fallon, DMD. Also Tufts School of Dental Medicine Graduate. Practices in both locations.
2 children Kelly and Michael. Graduates of Boston College
University Of Maine, Orono, Maine
BA (Cum Laude), Zoology
Tufts School of Dental Medicine, DMD. Boston, Mass.
Dental Internship, Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC
Harvard School of Public Health, MPH, Boston, Mass.
Fellowship Concentration in Health Policy and Public Health.
Dental Internship, Part time, Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Dept. of Continuing Education. Boston, Mass. Certificate, Implantology 2 year part time program.
35-45 Continuing Education Hours in Dentistry per year.
1985-1989; Dental Director, JM Smith Community Health Center, Boston, Mass. coordinated staff of 12, providing dental care for Allston-Brighton area of Boston
1986; White House Fellowship, Selected Regional Finalist.
1984-1988; Health Care for Homeless Project, Part-time. Set up one of first dental programs in country for homeless people through Boston City Hospital.
1983-1988; Dental Instructor, Part-time, Tufts School of Dental Medicine. Taught undergraduate dental students in Oral Pathology and Oral Diagnosis.
1989-Present; Private General Dental Practice, Dedham, Mass.
1993-Present; Private General Dental Practice, Weston, Mass.
AWARDS AND DISTINCTIONS
2004-2012 - Selected by National Consumer’s Council as one of “America’s Best Dentists”
2008-2012 - Boston Consumer’s Report. Selected one of “ Boston’s Best Dentists”
Selected multiple times by MetroWest News over the years as one of “Metrowest’s Best Dentists”
PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS
2003 - Summer. Journal of Special Operations Medicine (JSOM);
“Balance Magic 02; Prototype for SF (Special Forces) Medic Medical Sustainment Training”
2005 - Summer, Journal of Special Operations Medicine; "Balance Nail, prototype for SOF medic continuing education". Program of SOF medic continuing education run in Nepal.
2009-Fall. Journal of Special Operations Medicine; "Special Operations Dentistry" article on deployments to Afghanistan and Iraq and experiences over past 12 years training SF medics in dental procedures.
2003 - December, Tampa Florida, SOMA (Special Operations Medical Association) Annual Convention. “Prototype for SF Medic Medical Sustainment Training”
2004 - December, SOMA Annual Conference. Tampa Florida, Main program presentation. "Balance Nail, A Prototype For 18D Sustainment Training"
2005 - December, SOMA Conference, Tampa, Florida, Main program presentation.
"SOF Medical Training in Nepal"
2006 - December, SOMA Conference, Tampa, Florida, Main program presentation.
"Special Operations Dentistry"
2010-December, SOMA Conference, Tampa, Florida. "Dental Review for Special Operations Personnel"
Secretary, SOMA (Special Operations Medical Association), Worlds largest medical organization devoted to Special Operations Medicine. 2003-2009
Speakers Committee Chairman, SOMA, 2005-2011
President, SOMA 2009-2012. First reservist and first dentist ever elected to position.
Web site, WWW.SOMAONLINE.ORG
Mass. Dental License, 1983-Present; #15585
Mass. Dental Society
Metropolitan Dental Society
American Dental Society
American Public Health Association
Special Operations Medical Association (1994-present)
Colonel, Group Dentist, 19th Special Forces Group. National Guard unit based in Utah.
Bronze Star, Iraq - 2006
Bronze Star, Afghanistan- 2009
Combat Medic Badge, Afghanistan-2004
Joint Service Commendation Medal-Afghanistan 2004
Army Commendation Medal
Army Achievement Medal
Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Global War on Terror Expeditionary Medal
Armed Forces Reserve Medal
Army Service Ribbon
Army Reserve Component Overseas Training Ribbon
Combat Deployment, 3rd Special Forces Group. 2004 Afghanistan, 6 months
Combat Deployment, 5th and 10th Special Forces Group, 2006 Iraq, 6 months
Combat Deployment, 3rd and 7th Special Forces Group. 2009. Afghanistan. 7 months