About Us

Get to know the team that cares for your oral health.

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About Us

Get to know the team that cares for your oral health.

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About Our Practice

When Dr. Mac Garrison first began this Harrisonburg private practice in 1983, many of his patients entered his office and told him, “No offense Doc, but I hate dentists.” Now, over thirty years later, many of those same patients enter the office with a smile and a warm greeting. That’s the aspect of dentistry that we enjoy most: the long-term relationships we have developed by providing dental care, helping patients conquer their apprehension, and motivating them to practice better oral hygiene. Now both Mac and Evan Garrison practice together and continue the tradition of comprehensive care in a friendly atmosphere.

Another aspect of dentistry that we embrace is the ever-evolving technology, such as computers that make crowns while you wait, and lasers that treat gum disease. Keeping abreast with evidence-based dentistry and the latest developments within the field is one of our highest priorities. Both Mac and Evan Garrison are members in the Academy of General Dentistry, an organization that promotes professional study and education. In 2003 Dr. Mac Garrison was awarded Mastership in the Academy of General Dentistry, the highest achievement within the AGD, awarded upon completion of over 1000 hours of clinical continuing education.

Dr. Mac Garrison

Dr. Mac Garrison grew up in Pulaski, VA and attended Hampden-Sydney College where he studied Biology. Then he moved to Richmond and obtained his Doctor of Dental Surgery from the Medical College of Virginia School of Dentistry. He completed a General Practice Residency at Charlotte Memorial Hospital in Charlotte, NC. While in Charlotte, his wife gave birth to their daughter and upon completion of the program, Dr. Garrison decided to move to the beautiful Shenandoah Valley to raise his young family and set up a practice.
He has twice served as President of the Shenandoah Valley Dental Association as well as on numerous committees of the Virginia Dental Association. More locally, he founded the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Free Dental Clinic in 1994 and continues to treat Free Clinic patients. He also volunteered for Rockingham Memorial Hospital in the event of dental emergencies. As a volunteer ski patroller at Massanutten Resort for seventeen years, he treated injured skiers as well as taught Outdoor Emergency Care to ski patrol candidates.
In his free time Dr. Garrison enjoys snow skiing and mountain biking. He also recently built a beautiful 12′ wooden dinghy, which he is learning to sail.

Professional Organizations and Memberships

  • American Dental Association
  • Virginia Dental Association
  • Shenandoah Valley Dental Association
  • Harrisonburg-Rockingham Dental Study Club
  • Fellow in the American College of Dentists
  • American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
  • Master in the Academy of General Dentistry
  • Millennium Institute for Advanced Laser Dentistry
  • CEREC Doctors
  • First Presbyterian Church
  • Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Coalition

Dr. Evan Garrison

In 2017, Dr. Evan Garrison joined the family practice. She has been a great addition to our office. We are able to give our patients more attention to their needs and questions. Dr. Garrison has a special interest in surgery, replacing missing or broken teeth and assisting geriatric patients with their changing oral condition. 
Evan is the daughter of April and Mac Garrison. She grew up in Harrisonburg and went to James Madison University where she majored in Economics and Asian Studies. While assisting at the Harrisonburg Free Clinic with her dad, she realized her desire to provide health care and decided to go to dental school. 
She attended Virginia Commonwealth University/MCV School of Dentistry in Richmond for her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. At VCU, Evan held numerous leadership roles, awarded a scholarship of merit every year and participated in many community service events. She traveled to Dominican Republic and Jamaica for dental mission trips and was selected by her professors for an externship in Qingdao, China. She spent three weeks over her winter break working in a Chinese dental hospital and treating patients. 
Dr. Evan Garrison is currently serving as the President-Elect for the Shenandoah Dental Association. And like father, like daughter – she loves mountain biking and skiing. 

Professional Organizations and Memberships

  • American Dental Association
  • Virginia Dental Association
  • Shenandoah Valley Dental Association
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • International Congress of Oral Implantologists
  • Delta Sigma Delta Community Service Dental Fraternity
  • National Ski Patrol Alumni

Lisa

Registered Dental Hygienist

Lisa joined our office in 2005. She enjoys learning about the latest dental health research, including the links between oral and systemic health. Lisa strives to provide patients with not only a positive dental experience but also personalized strategies for maintaining their optimal oral health. She loves to read, play the piano and spend time with family and friends.

 

Angel

Registered Dental Hygienist

After bouncing between numerous other offices, Angel feels she finally found a home in our office, which she joined full-time in 2014. Her professional interests include using ultrasonic instruments for patient comfort and treating advanced cases. Angel is married with four children and three miniature dachshunds. She enjoys flowers, gardening and travel.

 

Stacey

Registered Dental Hygienist

Bio and photo to come. This employee is starting in 2020. 

Brie

Dental Assistant

Brie’s love of dentistry began at a young age, thanks to her pediatric dentist, local legend Dr. Greene. She pursued this passion at the Massanutten Technical Center and joined our team in 2017. Brie strives to gain her patient’s trust by providing both excellent care and a positive experience. In her spare time, she enjoys camping, gardening and spending time with her husband, loved ones, and her dog, Lacey.

 

Kelcie

Dental Assistant

Kelcie graduated from the ATS dental assisting program in 2014 and joined our team in 2016. She has a passion for continuing education and has had additional training in customizing crown color and Implantology/implant placement. Taking on new projects is important to Kelcie, so she can better serve her patients. She enjoys camping, traveling and spending time with family and her puppy and two cats.

 

Ashley

Hygiene Assistant

New Market native Ashley’s primary professional concern is patient comfort. Whether it’s taking a patient’s medical history or taking X-rays, Ashley takes pride in making the experience enjoyable and stress free. In her free time, she loves spending quality time with her family, friends and fur babies.

 

Susan

Administrator and Insurance Coordinator

Susan has been an integral staff member in our office since 1994. Susan was visiting family in Harrisonburg when a cousin told her about a unique classified ad from a local dentist. He was looking for a dental assistant who could “leap tall buildings in a single bound.” “Absolutely,” she responded, and she’s been with us ever since, keeping pace with the ever-changing world of dentistry. In her spare time she enjoys tailgating with friends and rooting for the JMU football team.

 

Jenifer

Administrator and Sleep Study Coordinator

Jenifer loves interacting with people. Working in the dental field has allowed Jenifer to utilize her considerable compassion for patients, as well as her excellent problem-solving skills. She especially enjoys assisting Dr. Mac Garrison with the sleep studies. In her spare time, Jenifer loves reading, spending time with her daughter and dogs, and taking her 1965 classic Mustang to car shows.

 

Professional Organizations and Memberships

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Phone: (540) 434-5702

Email: smiles@macgarrisondentistry.com

Address: 
129 University Blvd Suite D
Harrisonburg, VA 22801