Brian C. Harris, DDS, MD
Meet Dr. Harris Board-Certified Oral Surgeon
Dr. Brian Harris is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon with excellent training along with a caring and compassionate demeanor. Dr. Harris graduated from the University of Notre Dame, and received his Doctor of Dental Surgery from the Indiana University School of Dentistry where he was elected to membership in Omicron Kappa Upsilon, Theta Theta chapter, and received the Alpha Omega International Dental Fraternity Scholarship Award for achieving the highest academic standard in his graduating class. Following dental school, he served three years as a dental officer in the United States Army where he obtained an additional year of training in an Advanced Education in General Dentistry Program.
Upon completion of his military service, he completed a 6-year dual degree oral and maxillofacial surgery residency program at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He earned his Doctor of Medicine (MD) from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and a 2-year certificate in general surgery.
Dr. Harris is board certified and a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He enjoys staff affiliation at Sutter Roseville Hospital, and has extensive training in the full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Harris is also an active member of numerous professional organizations which include the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, the California Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association, and the Sacramento District Dental Society.
Sierra Foothills Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Patient Review By Sue C
Excellent office staff and the doctor was great!
- Sue C
Patient Review By Emma W
My experience at Sierra Foothill Oral Surgery was fantastic from start to finish! When I went in for a wisdom teeth consultation with Dr. Harris, I was immediately impressed with how personable and kind he was. As he explained what he saw in my X-rays and how that would translate into what needed to be done to remove them, he broke it down into (for lack of a better term) "normal English" and made sure I understood what he was talking about. Additionally, he listened to me and noted my verbally articulated concerns and also was aware of when I would seem tense or nervous about something and addressed those non-verbal concerns as well. About a week after my consultation, I went in to have my wisdom teeth removed. I've been blessed with good health, so this was my very first surgery and I was particularly nervous about the IV--needles make me very nervous and the thought of having a needle in me for an extended amount of time was, to be honest, quite terrifying for me. However, when I arrived for my removal, Dr. Harris remembered my anxiety without any prompting from me, and helped distract and make me feel comfortable as the IV was put in. I was also impressed as I heard a voice from behind me introduce herself as Nurse Michelle and explain how she would be helping the doctor. I felt much more at ease knowing both people in the room by name and how they were going to be helping me. When I came out of the anesthesia, Nurse Michelle was very gentle and kind and helped me walk to the recovery room as well as helped my mom walk me to the car. Overall, throughout my whole experience, I felt that I was surrounded by people who cared about me and understood my needs and anxieties and went the extra mile to make me feel as comfortable as possible. A few hours after my surgery, Dr. Harris himself called me and asked about how I was doing and how well I was recovering. Again, over and over I just felt like everyone went the extra mile to be personable, go the extra mile, and give me the best experience possible. I most certainly will be referring Dr. Harris and Sierra Foothill Oral Surgery to both friends and family!
- Emma W
Patient Review By Shirley C
Staff were very able and professional and made the whole experience as pleasant as possible.
- Shirley C
Patient Review By William C
I was quite surprised how everyone was so nice and I was treated very well. I would highly recommend this office and staff.
- William C
Patient Review By Laurie S
I like the multiple locations, and the professionalism of the office.
- Laurie S
Patient Review By CORNELIOUS DOYLE P
I WILL BE SCHEDULING FOR THE PROCEDURE SOON.
- CORNELIOUS DOYLE P
Patient Review By Shirley C
Ceara was friendly. She answered my questions, and made me feel comfortable and relaxed.
- Shirley C
Patient Review By Jennifer S
Dr. Harris took the time to answer all my questions. He made me feel at ease and comfortable.
- Jennifer S
Patient Review By April M
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Patient Review By Mark O
The staff was outstanding.
- Mark O
Patient Review By Rachael D
I had gone to a dental office in Roseville, ( capital perio) and had such a bad experience with Dr Rasheed and his whole staff I, like many people feared another awful experience. When I came to Sierra Foothills, and saw Dr Brian Harris I had hope that maybe, just maybe my horrid experience at capital was just an isolated incident. Brian Harris and his staff made me feel welcome immediately when I stepped into their office. As for my complex surgery, Dr Harris was communicative from the start about the steps he'd be taking, we discussed after care, and most importantly he talked with me instead of at me. I feel he valued my feedbackids, and we came to decisions on my welfare as a team. As I came to after the surgery, the ladies of the office were so caring and helpful. Even going so far as to make sure I got into my car alright, as I was still groggy. The entire staff was patient, and friendly. As I write this, only 12 hours after my surgery began, I feel great! Swelling, yes, but not nearly what I had anticipated. It's mild swelling, the work done Dr Harris feels and looks beautiful. Ideally, we all want to have perfect teeth and gums forever. Welcome to reality- life doesn't always give us that perfect healthy smile. If you are considering having work done for your smile and overall health, I would 10,000% recommend making an appointment with Sierra Foothills, and especially with my surgeon Brian Harris. I'm only sorry I wasted any time running all the way to RoseVillegas, when there is such a great team in my own hometown. Thank you Sierra Foothills & Dr Brian Harris. And no, I don't work for them, just a really grateful patient Rachael Dr. age 36
- Rachael D
Patient Review By Nancy G
I was very happy with Dr. Harris; however I do recommend that the staff have a little more training on dental/medical insurance billing policies when it comes to a surgical procedure. I knew my surgical procedure would fall under my secondary medical insurance, however the staff insisted on going directly to my dental insurance policy to process payment. I contacted my secondary medical insurance as well as my dental insurance on payment policies the day after my extraction. The office billing process will cause some confusion and delay on eventual payment which is not only frustrating for the doctor for payment due, but for the patient who is required to pay out of pocket before the procedure begins.
- Nancy G
Patient Review By Barbara A
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Patient Review By James J
Great office! Friendly
- James J