Caring Associate Dentist – Beverly Hills, CA
Get to Know Dr. Shulamit Harkavy
Over the years, Dr. Harkavy has transitioned from a front office intern to a trustworthy, talented dental provider, and we couldn’t be happier to have her onboard! She loves caring for loyal patients who’ve witnessed her journey firsthand and helping them achieve the healthy, happy smile of their dreams. Interested in learning more about her? Just keep reading below.
Why Did You Decide to Become a Dentist?
Dental problems run in Dr. Harkavy’s family, and whenever a loved one had to go in for care, she would always be right there to ask multiple questions about the tooth, the pain, and the treatment. When she was the patient herself, the situation became even more interesting to her! Sitting in the chair, she always needed to know exactly what the dentist was doing, and he would regularly whip out the mirror the show her. A 45-minute procedure often became a 90-minute appointment because there was just so much she wanted to know about every little step and detail.
When Dr. Harkavy started to intern at her orthodontist’s office, she was able to step onto the other side of the dentist/patient relationship. Not only could she stick her nose into the patient’s mouth, but also got to experience his interactions with patients firsthand. He loved asking them personal questions about their lives and building a relationship over time that was 100% genuine. At that point, she thought to herself: “I can do this. I want to be a dentist.”
Today, Dr. Harkavy is committed to creating a dental environment that’s perfect for the whole family, where parents know their children are receiving excellent care in a comfortable space. She doesn’t just want to be a person’s dentist – she wants to be their mentor too and see them grow in wonderful ways!
Where Did You Study Dentistry?
After achieving her undergraduate degree at the University of Washington, Dr. Harkavy pursued her Doctor of Dental Surgery at the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry. From there, she completed a General Practice Residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center to further expand on her clinical skills. Today, she is a certified Invisalign provider, a member of the Spear Study Club, and a yearly attendee of the California dental convention in Anaheim.
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What Do You Like to Do?
Dr. Harkavy is happily engaged and planning a wedding for 2021. She actually met her fiancé during a dodgeball game! In her spare time, she’s proud to be a dentist with a sweet tooth who regularly bakes for friends and family. She is currently making plans to bake both her sister’s and her cousin’s wedding cakes. Her other favorite hobbies include participating in her weekly dodgeball league and running 5k’s.