Dr. Harding moved to Charlottesville in the winter of 2011 after leaving her home state of Kentucky. Growing up in Lexington, KY, she attended Transylvania University, a local liberal arts college, acquiring a BA in Biology. Moving to Louisville, KY, for her dental education Dr. Harding graduated in 2010 with her DMD (Doctor of Dental Medicine). She remained in Louisville to start her career working with one of her favorite faculty members who had a private office in the heart of downtown Louisville. Having fond memories of her internship in VA, Dr. Harding chose Charlottesville as the place to dive into her career and make a long term home.

Dr. Harding has diversified herself by working over 3 years in public health, 2 years in a pediatric dental practice, and a year in a well established private practice in Harrisonburg. Dr. Harding opened the doors to Ivy Dental in the summer of 2015 and has never looked back.   She strives to focus her practice around conservative dental treatment which places priority on oral health, achieving a smile her patients can be proud to share, and providing a friendly environment free of guilt or dental anxiety. Dr. Harding’s personal mission is to accomplish all of this for her patients while working to reduce the waste generated by the typical medical office through more eco-friendly practices.

Dr. Harding and her husband, Michael, have welcomed both a daughter (Addison) and a son (Adam) since she has opened the practice in 2015 and they continue to love living in Charlottesville.  On weekends you can often spot them around town at many of the city’s community events.  

Dr. Harding is a member of the following professional associations: the American Dental Association, the Virginia Dental Association, the Shenandoah Dental Association, and the Charlottesville/Albemarle Dental Association.

Meet Dr. Harding