“Dr. Doug” is a third-generation dentist. A graduate of Boston University with a Bachelor of Arts in biology, he received his Doctorate of Dental Medicine from the University of Pennsylvania in 1988, as well as his orthodontic specialty certificate in 1991.
Harte Orthodontics is Dr. Doug’s second family, and he is currently treating second- and third-generation patients. He takes great pride in the fact that Harte Orthodontics is a TRUE family practice that continues to span generations. He states, “We were here for your parents, we are here today for you, and we will be here for your children.”
Dr. Doug is currently president-elect of the Middle Atlantic Society of Orthodontists. He is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, New Jersey Association of Orthodontists, New Jersey Dental Association, and Tri-County and Essex County dental societies, as well as the Academy for Sports Dentistry and the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association. Dr. Doug takes more than 40 hours of continuing education each year to keep up on the latest technologies for his patients.
He has lectured nationally to orthodontic and dental societies about orthodontics for children, adults, sports dentistry, and specialized cases. He has appeared numerous times on TV, including “Eyewitness News,” “Good Morning America,” and “Live at 5.” His TV programs have addressed such topics as adult orthodontics and early treatment for underbites, utilizing new technologies, and state-of-the-art treatment.
In the Community
Dr. Doug enjoys giving back to the community in many ways. Each year he gives a renowned dental education program to more than 3,000 local students in elementary and pre-school. “The kids love his humor, enthusiasm, and giant toothbrush,” according to local teachers and principals. “Parents have responded by saying that after Dr. Harte’s visit to school, they can’t wait to brush and floss. His motivational skills are amazing!”
Dr. Doug is a youth basketball, soccer, and baseball coach in addition to sponsoring scores of youth sports teams over the years. Dr. Doug loves to give something back to the community at every chance he can, because it gave so much to him when he was young.
Dr. Doug and his lovely wife Ronni are currently raising two “future orthodontists” for the next generation of the practice: Alexander and Haleigh. Dr. Harte’s greatest joy is his family.
When he’s not in the office, you will probably find Dr. Doug sailing the oceans of the world, skiing, playing guitar and ukulele, golfing, and of course, playing with his two little kids. He is also an avid photographer.