OUR HISTORY

2012

Co-Founders Eric Harris and Johnathan Diaz Nicolas meet while volunteering in the Dominican Republic.

2013

Bright Island Outreach is formed with the goal of providing free dental care to underprivileged communities.

Today

We have served over 6,000 patients in the Dominican Republic and continuously strive to make an impact.

OUR HISTORY

2012

Co-Founders Eric Harris and Johnathan Diaz Nicolas meet while volunteering in the Dominican Republic.

 

2013

Bright Island Outreach is formed with the goal of providing free dental care to underprivileged communities.

 

Today

We have served over 6,000 patients in the Dominican Republic and continuously strive to make an impact.

Dr. Eric Harris

Dr. Harris graduated with high honors from the Pacific Dugoni School of Dentistry in 2003.  After 7 years of private practice, he transitioned into academia as a Clinical Director and Associate Professor at A.T. Still University ASDOH in Mesa, Arizona, where he has been teaching CAD/CAM and CT technology-assisted clinical techniques and directing the Clinical Education & Outreach portable public health clinic.  Dr. Harris also serves as adjunct clinical faculty for two advanced education residency programs, and remains involved in his community as the Dental Director for the East Valley Children’s Dental Clinics. Above all, Dr. Harris is a proud father and a committed humanitarian.

Dr. Jonathan Díaz Nicolás

Dr. Díaz comes from a family of dentist, 4th generation. Born and raised in the Dominican Republic he graduated from Universidad Central del Este (UCE) in his hometown of San Pedro de Macorís in 2006. After working at his family practice for over 7 months, he traveled to Spain and practiced there for two years before returning to SPM. From 2009 to 2012, he volunteers with the Smiles for Life Foundation, coordinating humanitarian dental missions on the island. In 2013 He specialized in dental implants, doing a 2 year program at UCE. His experience in humanitarian dentistry includes four months of charitable service aboard the USNS Comfort, a US Navy hospital ship, as it traveled through Central and South America. He has been involved in over 80 humanitarian aid missions. Currently a professor at UCE, teaching dental anatomy lab and also a clinic professor for the school.

Dr. Eric Harris

Dr. Harris graduated with high honors from the Pacific Dugoni School of Dentistry in 2003.  After 7 years of private practice, he transitioned into academia as a Clinical Director and Associate Professor at A.T. Still University ASDOH in Mesa, Arizona, where he has been teaching CAD/CAM and CT technology-assisted clinical techniques and directing the Clinical Education & Outreach portable public health clinic.  Dr. Harris also serves as adjunct clinical faculty for two advanced education residency programs, and remains involved in his community as the Dental Director for the East Valley Children’s Dental Clinics. Above all, Dr. Harris is a proud father and a committed humanitarian.

Bright Island Outreach Founders: Dr. Eric Harris & Dr. Jonathan Díaz

Dr. Jonathan Díaz Nicolás

Dr. Díaz comes from a family of dentist, 4th generation. Born and raised in the Dominican Republic he graduated from Universidad Central del Este (UCE) in his hometown of San Pedro de Macorís in 2006. After working at his family practice for over 7 months, he traveled to Spain and practiced there for two years before returning to SPM. From 2009 to 2012, he volunteers with the Smiles for Life Foundation, coordinating humanitarian dental missions on the island. In 2013 He specialized in dental implants, doing a 2 year program at UCE. His experience in humanitarian dentistry includes four months of charitable service aboard the USNS Comfort, a US Navy hospital ship, as it traveled through Central and South America. He has been involved in over 80 humanitarian aid missions. Currently a professor at UCE, teaching dental anatomy lab and also a clinic professor for the school.

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