213 1st Street
Farmington, MN 55024-1003
Kimberly Harms, DDS
Dr. Kimberly Harms has seen her share of crisis, conflict and grief. In her 21 year role as a National Spokesperson for the ADA, she has represented dentistry’s position to national media on such topics as the AIDS Epidemic, fluoride and biofilm affecting our water. In her personal life she has survived the suicide deaths of her mother and son, cancer, organ transplant and heart failure suffered by her husband and debilitating back and neck injuries ultimately resulting in nerve damage to her drilling fingers.
She has also been around the block when it comes to clinical dentistry, practicing as an enlisted officer in the U.S. Public Health Service, an Assistant Clinical Professor in operative and hospital dentistry at Loyola University School of Dentistry, as a dental office associate and for most of her 30 years of practice as the co-owner (with her husband Jim) of a private practice in Farmington MN. In 1990, she developed a pilot project for the State of Minnesota to deliver care to developmentally disabled patients living in group homes that is still going strong today.
Dr. Harm’s article “Keeping out of Harms Way: Pearls, Pitfalls, and Lurking Perils of a life in Dentistry” received the International College of Dentistry’s Journalism Award in Leadership for 2016. She has lectured internationally and works with dental schools in Rwanda and Mongolia as well as women’s groups in Georgia and Armenia.