Meet Dr. Harris

Dr. Kayla Harris is a board-certified orthodontist who completed her orthodontic residency at the University of Connecticut. While at UConn, Dr. Harris earned her master’s degree in dental science and had the privilege of leading as chief resident. Her undergraduate education was completed at the University of Rhode Island where she earned a B.S. in Biology. In 2015 she graduated summa cum laude from the University of Maryland School of Dentistry where she earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. Following dental school, she completed a one-year Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency before beginning her orthodontics training.

Dr. Harris is passionate about transforming smiles by providing quality and comprehensive holistic orthodontic care. During the initial consultation she ensures the treatment plan prioritizes the patient’s objectives, but also includes her own objectives which is obtaining esthetics, health, function and stability of the teeth. In addition, Dr. Harris is an advocate for early detection of misaligned teeth and jaws, therefore, she encourages parents to bring in their children as early as the age of 7 for an orthodontic consultation. Dr. Harris specializes in treatment using traditional braces, clear aligners and custom appliances to address dentofacial orthopedics to aid in achieving the best smile for each patient.

Personal Life

In her free time, Kayla enjoys being active. She loves playing soccer, skiing and running. Kayla ran her first marathon in 2016 and aspires to cross the finish line of the Boston Marathon one day. Kayla grew up in Rhode Island and met her husband Nick during their residencies in Connecticut. Nick is a native to Colorado and knew that Colorado would be great place for them to start their lives together. In 2021, Kayla and Nick moved across the country and haven’t looked back since. (They even chose to get married in Vail!). Her favorite weekend activity is finding a new place to hike with her goldendoodle, Murphy. Kayla’s other favorite things to do are cooking delicious recipes and travelling to new places.