In 1995, Dr. Harrison, who owned a private periodontics practice in New Orleans, conveyed his practice to one of his students from LSU. His children had recently finished college, and he, his wife, and their dogs opted for a more laidback lifestyle at their summer place in the north woods of Minnesota.
The Harrisons enjoyed the rural lifestyle. Dr. Harrison developed a part-time periodontics practice in several small towns in the area.
While traveling this circuit, Dr. Harrison worked with a unique practice in a town with 500 residents. The business model of this practice was focused around providing services to underserved portions of the population, and providing services at times convenient to their patients. This model allowed that location to serve in excess of 85,000 individual patients since being founded in 1990.
Although this practice was different from Dr. Harrison’s previous experience, it certainly commanded his attention. In 2000, Dr. Harrison joined that dental practice on a full-time basis, and over time it grew to 5 locations in Minnesota.
Dr. Harrison has enjoyed the southeast area since his dental school years at Emory University in Atlanta. His wife has family in the Asheville area. Following some research, Dr. Harrison decided to open a clinic in Fayetteville to offer quality dental services at times that were most convenient to patients.