Harrison Taylor Farr stands in front of a backdrop with the Dental College of Georgia logo holding a certificate and smiling

On July 14, we announced our Delta Dental Community Care Foundation 2020 Student Leadership Award winners. These graduating dental students exemplify our value of service, and we are proud to provide support as they embark on their careers. Harrison Taylor Farr from the Augusta University Dental College of Georgia has demonstrated his commitment to service and leadership throughout his time in dental school. We spoke with him to learn more about what drives him and what is next.

What are your plans for the future?

I plan to work in a private practice in middle Georgia after completing my one-year Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) at the Charlie Norwood VA in Augusta, GA.

Can you talk about the importance of service in your life?

One of the things that drew me to a career in dentistry is the opportunities to give back to my community. I can’t wait to give back through my continued involvement with organizations like the Georgia Baptist Mobile Health Clinics. I’m also excited to continue to build upon my experiences in dental school by continuing to participate in foreign dental missions.

What does it mean to you to be recognized as a Delta Dental Student Leader?

My goal coming into dental school was to establish myself as a leader. I was excited for the opportunity to exert a positive influence over the culture of our school and my class specifically. Being awarded this scholarship is an incredible validation that I was able to achieve that goal, at least to some degree. This also encourages me to continue to be a leader in the dental profession moving forward, encouraging those established in their careers and those following behind me. I can’t even begin to fully express the gratitude I feel for this award, but I would like to say from the bottom of my heart, thank you for your continued support of dental students like me who aim to foster a positive atmosphere within the dental profession.