For Catherine Harb, D.M.D., a dentist at Midwest Dental in Rockford, there is no greater satisfaction than caring for a satisfied customer.
“I help to change lives for the better,” she says. “I enjoy working with my patients to create a treatment plan that will benefit them in the long run. It’s gratifying to see their excitement when they see the end results.”
Growing up, Harb saw firsthand the knowledge and dedication it took to become a medical professional: her mother is a dentist and her father is a urologist in the Quad Cities area.
After job shadowing a dentist, Harb made the decision to follow in her mother’s footsteps. “I want to give my patients the best possible care,” says Harb, who was born in Russia and moved to the United States with her family at the age of five. “Having balance between work and my personal life is important to me, too. Becoming a dentist fulfills both of those dreams.”
Recently, Harb took over the dental practice of Steven Ives, D.D.S., who retired after 40 years. Harb is looking forward to meeting Dr. Ives’ patients, many of whom are third-generation clients. She prefers working in a small office setting like Midwest Dental, which includes an office manager, an assistant and two dental hygienists. “I enjoy a homey environment, where you know all your patients by name,” she says.
A Marquette University graduate, Harb completed her post-graduate work at the University of Louisville Dental School. She is a member of both the Illinois Dental Society and American Dental Association. Prior to coming to Rockford, Harb worked for a dental practice in the Quad Cities. “Constantly learning more and advancing is the key to providing the best care possible,” she says. “That’s why it’s important to stay current on the latest technology.”
Harb has a variety of interests – root canal, veneers, cosmetic dentistry, crown and bridge repair, and emergency dentistry, to name a few. She also is certified in Invisalign orthodontics.
“My patients are the top priority,” she says. “I believe in giving them my full attention and providing a comfortable, relaxing environment. I try to educate my patients on the importance of good oral health, and how routine dental care can vastly improve their overall health. I hope to build a relationship with every patient who becomes part of my dental family.”
Harb and her staff provide comprehensive dental care from their office at 4811 Manhattan Dr., Rockford. The practice accepts a variety of insurance plans, including PPOs. Harb is available to see patients of all ages for exams, cosmetic consultations or any other dental health concerns.
About Midwest Dental
Midwest Dental, based in Mondovi, Wis., is a team of hometown dentists dedicated to the health and well-being of families and communities. From the reception room to the dentist’s chair, the friendly, helpful staff is committed to putting you at ease and providing a positive experience during your visit. Find a Midwest Dental location near you at www.midwest-dental.com. ❚
Catherine Harb, D.M.D.
4811 Manhattan Drive
Rockford, Ill. 61108