Dr. Angela Harney has grown up in the Fort Myers area since the age of thirteen, and is strongly rooted here. After graduating with top honors from Mariner High, Dr. Harney attended the University of Florida, receiving a Bachelors of Science in Zoology. Dr. Harney went on to study at the University of Florida College of Dentistry, where she earned her Doctorate of Dental Medicine, graduating magna cum laude-"with great praise". Dr. Harney was also invited to become a member of Omicron Kappa Upsilon, a prestigious, invitation only, National Dental Honor Society.
After graduation, Dr. Harney returned to Southwest Florida, and currently practices in her hometown of Fort Myers. Dr. Harney is committed to achieving clinical excellence, and is constantly attending continuing education courses that keep her up to date on new products and techniques, in order to offer her patients the best and most innovative care available.
In June of 2014, Dr. Harney earned her Fellowship award in the Academy of General Dentistry. The AGD Fellowship is one of the most rigorous continuing dental education programs today. A general dentist who is a "Fellow" in the Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD) has been recognized by other general dentists as a leader and example to other dentists of the importance of quality continuing dental education to patient care. To earn a Fellowship Award, a dentist must earn a minimum of 500 approved continuing dental education credits and pass a comprehensive 400-question examination. The dentist is required to be an AGD member for three continuous years. While attaining Fellowship is a challenge, it allows dentists to remain current with what is new in dentistry, and to incorporate the latest research techniques into their practices. Fellows of the AGD follow a lifelong pursuit of continuing education to provide the highest quality of dental care to patients. The award symbolizes the professional responsibility of general dentists to remain current in their profession and reminds each member of the dental profession to continue to learn new techniques for their dental practice.
In June of 2015, Dr. Harney earned her Mastership award in the Academy of General Dentistry. The AGD Mastership is the highest honor available in the Academy of General Dentistry, and exemplifies excellence in dentistry. A dentist who achieves Mastership in the Academy (MAGD) is awarded with a professional designation, and recognition among their peers as a dentist committed to ongoing continuing education and delivering quality patient care. A total of 1,100 hours of continuing education in specific subjects was required to qualify for this award.
Dr. Harney takes many hours of continuing education each year, and belongs to the council of innovative dentistry, which is a 3M research and development group for dental products. She is also a member of City of Palms Study Club- a study club that includes several General Dentists and specialists from many fields of dentistry including Endodontics, Periodontics, Oral Surgery and Orthodontics. The group meets monthly to discuss various cases and to learn about new technologies and treatments.
Dr. Harney's professional affiliations include the Florida Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the American Academy of Cosmetic Orthodontics, the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Dental Association, the Florida Dental Association, the Lee County Dental Society, and the International Team for Implantology.
During her time away from the office, Dr. Harney loves to spend quality time with her husband, Justin, her new baby, Jackson, and her three dogs, Lexie, Anastasia and Charlie.