How important is a beautiful smile? A beautiful smile opens doors, exhibits friendliness, and increases self-confidence. Dr. Gabriela Aranda & Dr. Tod Hardin know that they have the amazing opportunity to change the way a person feels about themselves by improving their smile and takes pride in giving each patient their best smile possible.
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“The majority of her patients are referrals and previous patient’s families which is a testament to her belief in overwhelmingly delighting her patients.”
Dr. Gaby started her dental career in 1998 at the prestigious New York University School of Dentistry. She graduated at the top of her class in 2002 earning national honors.
She specialized in Orthodontics at Oregon Health Science University and immediately knew that she had found a home here in the Northwest. Since 2007, Dr. Gaby has been creating beautiful smiles for children and adults in the Gresham and Camas area. As a mom she can appreciate the life of a busy parent and makes every effort to make treatment affordable and convenient for the families in the practice.
On her time away from the practice she enjoys spending time with her three daughters and husband. They all love taking in everything that the beautiful Northwest has to offer especially outdoor exercising and enjoying all the local culture.
EDUCATION & ASSOCIATIONS
University of California, Berkeley
Bachelor of Arts in Biology Dental School
New York University College of Dentistry
Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS)
Oregon Health & Science University, Master of Science in Orthodontics
American Association of Orthodontics
Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontics
Oregon State Society of Orthodontists
Dr. Hardin believes that a healthy sense of humor, a constant drive to learn new things, and a sincere desire to be involved and interested in the lives of his patients and staff pretty much sums up what Harmony Orthodontics is all about!
Since 1996, Dr. Hardin has created beautiful smiles for thousands of families in the greater Portland and Vancouver areas. He comes from a long line of dental professionals, with his father and grandfather having impeccable careers in the dental field.
When he’s not at the office, he enjoys spending time with his family, dabbling with photography, anything to do with the outdoors, and yes, even showing up at the starting line of a few endurance events (whether he finishes or not is another story)!
“My father taught me from a very young age that always striving to do the right thing, in every circumstance, is not only a great way to practice orthodontics, but a great way to live your life and raise your family!”
EDUCATION & ASSOCIATIONS
Western Oregon State University/Portland State University
Dental Degree and Orthodontic Residency
Oregon Health Sciences University
Dr. Hardin’s has an annual goal of completing at least five times the amount of continuing education that the Board of Dentistry requires.
Multnomah Dental Society
American Association of Orthodontists
Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists
Clackamas Dental Society
Multiple local study groups that deal with complex orthodontic/dental condition
“They say that the average child smiles, giggles, or laughs up to 400 times each day, but for the average adult, it’s only 15 times, our office is making a concerted effort to increase both numbers and take the anxiety away from orthodontic care. We want you to smile often — no matter what your age!”