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Dr. Timothy Harbin

Tim was raised in Swartz Creek and spent much of his formative athletic career racing up and down the soccer fields of southern Michigan. He somehow found time to break away from the rigors of the University of Michigan curriculum and its Soccer Club events to meet the love of his life, Karin. They moved to Gaylord to raise their family of four daughters in a growing small community with great access to outdoor activities. The family is passionate about exploring America’s National Parks together and love to photo document their journey to many of these treasures. Dr. Tim is still passionate about soccer and teaching the young generation the fine art of the sport. He can be found all across this great state refereeing teams playing the game.  When you meet Tim, don’t bother asking his favorite colors … maize and blue … a lifelong fan!

Dr. Harbin and Excellence in Dentistry

  • Graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biological Science from the University of Michigan
  • Received his Doctorate in Dental Surgery from the same prestigious Ann Arbor institution in 1996
  • Committed to the art and science of excellent dentistry and enjoys practicing a wide diversity of general dentistry techniques and procedures
  • Committed to and enjoys the application and integration of technology to better support health care delivery for his patients
  • Served the Gaylord community as a dentist for the past fifteen years
  • Member of the MDA, the ADA, and the Northern Michigan Vacationland Dental Society

Dr. Harbin and Community

  • UM Alumni Club of Gaylord board member
  • Gaylord Soccer League board member
  • Certified soccer referee and assignor, working on the field with coaches and young players to improve performance skills, sportsmanship, and promote the sport he loves
  • Volunteer for St Mary Cathedral School athletics
  • A dedicated lifelong learner

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Dr. John Kempton

John and his wife Chris moved to Northern Michigan in 1978 to establish a dental practice and raise their family in one of America’s most scenic outdoor wonderlands. The family experienced all of what makes our area special, including all of its outdoor activities–skiing, snowboarding, tennis, mountain biking, and boating. The kids are gone, but the memories of coaching countless little league games and driving to endless north country high school gymnasiums will live forever! John still enjoys tennis and golf, and volunteers in local leadership development in Ostego and Charlevoix County. He can always be found with a few good books underway. To really unwind, you may find him on a cross country motorcycle trip, taking in the scenic byways and growing a larger perspective.

Dr. Kempton and Excellence in Dentistry

  • Graduated with honors from the Loma Linda University School of Dentistry
  • Participated in numerous post-graduate continuums, including the prestigious Pankey Institute, Case Western, and the Oral Bioesthetic Institute, to achieve an above-average working knowledge of prosthetic, reconstructive, and cosmetic dental procedures
  • Created and supervised a large state-of-the-art practice in Charlevoix County
  • Invited to become a Fellow in the American College of Dentists (FACD)
  • Recognized for over 10 years by Consumer Reports as one of America’s “Top Dentists”
  • Member of the ADA, MDA, Local District Dental Society, and past Peer review chair and committee member
  • Published in peer-reviewed dental journals
  • Dr. Kempton is an expert and educator in the new and emerging field of Oral Systemic Health

Dr. Kempton and Community

  • Has served on local Community Health Board of Directors
  • Has served numerous terms as local school board trustee
  • Serves as trustee and officer on a county Community Foundation
  • Volunteers in local schools to deliver leadership development for young people
  • Is certified as a professional coach
  • Is a dedicated lifelong learner, helping any and all to discover their potential, and then realize it!