In 1973, Dr. Mike Harris opened the doors to his own practice with the goal of providing the best dental care in Garden City, KS. Harris & Harris Family Dentistry has stayed in the same location for 50 years delivering modern care in a professional, yet casual atmosphere that is also family friendly. Over the years he has assembled a staff that is caring, knowledgeable, thoughtful, and kind. Together they have formed a team seeking to build strong relationships with people throughout the community who seek healthy and stunning smiles, all while using cutting-edge technology in cosmetic and restorative dentistry.
Meet the Doctors
Dr. Michael P. Harris
Dr. Michael P. Harris grew up in Dodge City, Kansas. After graduation, he attended Fort Hays University. In the fall of 1970, he began dental school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry and graduated in 1973. After graduation, he and his wife, Kathie, wanted to return to Western Kansas and decided to open a dental practice in Garden City. Dr. Mike has two grown children and four grandchildren. In his spare time, he enjoys cheering on the Denver Broncos, Kansas State Wildcats, and enjoying outdoor activities with his family.
Dr. Grant Harris
Dr. Grant Harris grew up in Garden City, Kansas, and graduated from Garden City High School in 1994. He attended Kansas State University and received his Bachelor of Science Degree in 1998. He continued his education at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry where he graduated in 2003. After graduation, he returned to Garden City to join his father in dental practice. Dr. Grant is married to Katrina, and together they have two children, Piper and Finn.
Dr. Nuvia Lemus
Dr. Nuvia Lemus is an associate dentist at Harris and Harris Family Dentistry. She graduated from Garden City High School in 2011, then attended Fort Hays State University earning a bachelor’s in Biology with a Chemistry minor in 2015 and then attending University of Missouri- Kansas City for her Doctorate degree in 2020.
Nuvia was born in Redondo Beach, California but moved to Garden City in 3rd grade. Being the first in her family to graduate high school and obtain a post-secondary education, she paved the way for her siblings and other first-generation students in the community who have turned to her for guidance. She is passionate about oral health education, specifically toward Spanish speaking families bridging the language barrier in our community and educating parents and future generations about the importance of oral health. Moving back to her hometown of Garden City was always the goal, with the aim to get involved in the community and empower other young Hispanic students that may need the guidance and influence to pursue a degree. In her free time Nuvia enjoys cooking, watching movies and taking her dogs for walks.
Meet the Dental Hygienist
What Patients Are Saying
“I’ve always been impressed. They have a lot of patients but still seem to treat everyone courteously no matter how busy they are. They also seem to really know what they are doing. I’ve never had any problems with them. We have been going to them for over 10 years.”
– Kristin G.
“I have been a patient of Dr. Mike Harris for a number of years. With every appointment, he has been thorough and always thoughtful about my specific dental needs. The staff is always friendly and professional. You are in good hands with Harris and Harris Family Dentistry.”
– Ann P.
“I had my first appointment today and Dr. Harris was very helpful and knowledgeable. I called ahead to price a new upper denture and the price I was quoted was exactly what it was. He explained everything that he was doing and suggested that I get a new bottom denture too. I have 2 implants on the bottom and I have some problems with it. He didn’t pressure me about getting them. I appreciate how he let me decide what was best for me. I have more appointments and I definitely believe I made the right choice picking this dental office.”
– Eva B.
“I owe another big thank you to Harris and Harris Dentistry for the services they have provided for my family. Recently after a long weekend of unbearable tooth pain, I called the office before they were even scheduled to be opened on that Monday morning. The receptionist said to come right in and when I arrived they immediately took me back to the exam room and started X-rays , consultation and treatment. They were courteous and took necessary steps immediately to resolve the issue I had. Thank you again and God bless you for your dedication and loyal service to our community for all of these years!”
– Theresa M.
“The staff was really friendly and nice. We didn’t have to wait very long at all and when we arrived late they understand and didn’t lose our place in line.”
– Mark H.