Dr. Phillip Harwood grew up in Northridge, California and subsequently graduated from the University of Southern California with a BA in psychology. Soon thereafter Dr. Harwood married his wife Debbie and in 1984 they packed up their lives in California to head to Omaha, Nebraska so Dr. Harwood could attend Dental School at Creighton University. Dr. Harwood graduated in 1988 after serving as president of his class for the last two years he was at Creighton. From Omaha, the Harwood Family, which now included twin daughters, moved to Denver where Dr. Harwood participated in a General Practice Residency (GPR) at the Denver Veterans Affairs Hospital.
In 1989 as his GPR was coming to a close, Dr. Harwood interviewed at Arapahoe Dental when the practice was still owned by Dr. Paul Franklund. Needless to say the interview went well and Dr. Harwood has been here ever since. Since moving to Boulder, Dr. Harwood and his wife have had three more children, making a total of five!
Dr. Harwood firmly believes that his education is never complete, and works hard to further his education for his own benefit and for his patients benefit. The doctor is not afraid of the new technology as can be demonstrated by his completion of the prestigious Gordon Christensen Mentorship at the Scottsdale Center for Dentistry and his invitation to be a Cerec Doctors Mentor at the same location. Community is also very important to the doctor. He is an active member of the American Dental Association (ADA), the Colorado Dental Association (CDA), and frequently donates time and services to children through the Boulder Valley School District, and adults in need through the Dental Lifeline Network.
Outside of dentistry Dr. Harwood enjoys playing his guitar, woodworking, spending time outside, but most importantly, being a husband dad and now grandpa.