Meet Dr. Harasty

Meet Dr. Lynn Harasty

Lynn Harasty

1983 BSN degree, cum laude, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina

1983-1986 Registered Nurse, Charge Nurse of Intensive Care Unit, Veterans Administration Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina and Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch, New Jersey

1986-1990 Registered Nurse, Critical Care Units, Criticare Agency, Teaneck, New Jersey

1990 DMD degree, Rutgers University Dental School – Graduated #1 in class of 68.    OKU National Honor Society; OKU Kramer Award; Alumni Association Scholarship  Recipient;   9 additional awards received at graduation

1992 Post-graduate Certificate in Periodontics, Rutgers University Dental School

1992-1997 Private Practice in Periodontics, Part-time, Bloomfield, New Jersey

1992-2007 Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Periodontics, Rutgers University Dental School          Chairman of Student-Faculty Relations Committee;  Admissions Committee Member;  Academic Appointments and Promotions Committee Member;   Published articles in peer-reviewed journals

2004-2005     Foundation of Rutgers University “Excellence in Teaching Award”

2005-2006     Foundation of Rutgers University  “Excellence in Teaching Award”

2007-Present    Private Practice in Periodontics, Rutland, Vermont


  • American Dental Association
  • Vermont State Dental Association
  • American Academy of Oral and Systemic Health
  • American Academy of Facial Esthetics
  • Academy of Laser Dentistry
  • American Apitherapy Society
  • Vermont Beekeepers Association
  • Shelter Animal Reiki Association

I have spent a lifetime in healthcare and cannot imagine doing anything else, as this is not just a profession, but a passion and a lifestyle in helping others to improve the quality of their lives through oral and systemic health.  I am fortunate in that I am able to combine my nursing skills with my periodontal practice as I have always felt that one of the most important things that I can do for my patients is educate them about their health and how to take care of themselves to not only become, but stay healthy.  In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my 3 grown children, various indoor and outdoor pets including my bees, doing Reiki for the animals at The Rutland Humane Society, horseback riding, and reading.