“Nothing is more satisfying than removing braces or finishing clear appliances on a patient and seeing the change from when they started. It is so exciting to see what we can accomplish in people’s appearances and self-esteem.” – Dr. Slutsky
Harold Slutsky, DMD 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 entering dental school, he attended New York University and graduated cum laude after only three years of college at the age of 20. 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. Dr. Slutsky has also 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”from 2012-2021 in Philadelphia Magazine for orthodontists.
Dr. Slutsky is a board-certified Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics. Only one in three 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 that 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 Orthodontics, American Association of Orthodontists, Pennsylvania Association of Orthodontists, American Dental Association, Pennsylvania Dental Association, and the Philadelphia County Dental Society.
Originally from Bronx, New York, Dr. Slutsky has lived in Montgomery County since 1987. He has been married since 1986 and has two children. In his time off, Dr. Slutsky enjoys swimming, running, and reading.