Meet our Doctor
Michael Harrington, DDS
Let me introduce myself, I was born and raised in Bakersfield, California. As a young man I enjoyed many outdoor activities including: soccer, camping, mountain biking, snowboarding and surfing. I graduated near the top of my class from North High School in Bakersfield, California. Following graduation I moved to Nampa, Idaho to attend Northwest Nazarene University (NNU). I graduated with honors on the Dean’s list earning a Bachelor of Science in Biology degree. I then moved to Nashville, Tennessee to attend Meharry Medical University College (MMU). I graduated from MMU in the top 5% of my class earning my DDS (Doctorate of Dental Surgery) degree. While in Idaho and Tennessee I was able to enjoy all of the outdoor activities that I love except surfing. I missed California and surfing so much during the eight years of my education, I decided to move back. I chose Ventura for its wonderful climate, friendly people and small town atmosphere. I met my wife Jan Salzer, and earned my California State Dental License in 2000. I was an associate dentist in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties for the first two years of my career. In April of 2002 I opened my own private practice in Ventura, California. Aloha Dental Care was born! In 2008 I expanded into a second location in Carpinteria, California by acquiring the practice of retiring Dr. John Conti.
I am a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), California Dental Association (CDA), the Santa Barbara / Ventura County Dental Society (SBVCDS), Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD).
I have three children, Lauren, Megan and Ryan. I am very excited to soon be a grandfather for the first time to Harper Luna Payne (Lauren’s first child). I thoroughly enjoy my patients and staff and am glad to say that I have developed a great friendship with them over the years. I am looking forward to serving these communities for many years. I hope that you will allow me to take care of you and your entire family now, and for many years to come.