"As a child, I had crooked teeth. Wearing braces was a positive experience for me, and at a young age I decided I wanted to be an orthodontist. I have been practicing as an orthodontist since 1987, and I still love what I do. I am fortunate to have a profession where I can help people improve their oral health, self-esteem, and appearance."
Harold Slutsky, D.M.D. graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in 1985 and completed a residency in Orthodontics at New York University in 1987. Prior to studying at Dental School, he attended New York University and graduated cum laude after only three years of college at the age of twenty. Dr. Slutsky was a member of the NYU seven year Bio-Dental program and has been practicing in Mayfair since 1987.
Dr. Slutsky is a Clinical Associate Professor of Orthodontics at Temple Dental School and is Course Director of three courses - the Junior Dental Student Lecture Series, the Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) Residency Lecture Series, and the Second Year Orthodontic Resident Clinical Lecture Series. He also is a Visiting Scholar at New York University where he periodically lectures to residents, faculty, and alumni. Also, Dr. Slutsky has lectured nationally to orthodontists, general dentists, residents, and students. He is a published author in several peer reviewed dental journals. He was voted "Best of Philly 2012, 2014, 2016, and 2017" in Philadelphia magazine for orthodontists.
Dr. Slutsky is Board Certified - he is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics. Only 1 in 3 orthodontists is Board Certified. Board certification in this specialty requires extensive preparation. The practitioner must first pass a difficult examination and then appear before a board of nationally respected orthodontists to present various cases which he has treated. The biggest benefit of being a Diplomate is the tremendous self-evaluation which the orthodontist undergoes and the "real world" knowledge gained from successfully treating such a wide spectrum of cases.
Dr. Slutsky is a member of the College of Diplomates of the American Board of Orthodonitcs, the American Association of Orthodontists, the Pennsylvania Association of Orthodontists, the American Dental Association, the Pennsylvania Dental Association, and Philadelphia County Dental Society.