Meet Alan A. Harvey, DMD
Board Certified Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon in Winnetka
After completing a Bachelor of Science degree program in Biochemistry at the University of California in Santa Barbara, Dr. Alan Harvey received his doctor of dental medicine degree from the University of Connecticut in Farmington, Connecticut in 2005. Following this, he successfully completed a residency training program in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, Illinois. His training was particularly influenced by Dr. Louis Mercuri and the alloplastic total joint reconstruction of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). Then Dr. Harvey moved to St. Louis, Missouri and joined Dr. Allen Sclaroff’s University Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons in 2009 with full privileges at Barnes Jewish Hospital, St. Louis Children’s Hospital and Barnes Jewish Hospital, West County. There, he was closely involved with resident education as an Assistant Professor of Clinical Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at the Washington University School of Medicine, Department of Otolaryngology.
In addition, Dr. Harvey was teaching dental students and residents as a Clinical Assistant Professor in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Southern Illinois University, School of Dental Medicine in Alton, Illinois. Dr. Harvey is a Fellow of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) and a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.
He is also a faculty member of AO Craniomaxillofacial (AOCMF) North America, which is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the education of facial trauma and reconstructive surgeons across multiple specialties such as Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Occuloplastic Surgery, Otolaryngology, and Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. AOCMF is particularly committed to the advancement of patient care in craniomaxillofacial surgery. Dr. Harvey is also a member of the prestigious American Society of Temporomandibular Joint Surgeons (ASTMJS), another nonprofit organization of Maxillofacial, Orthopedic, Plastic and Reconstructive and Oral Surgical specialists dedicated to promoting education, research and patient services involving orthopedic disease or dysfunction of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ).
In July of 2016, Dr. Harvey left St. Louis and moved back to the Chicagoland area in order to acquire and continue Dr. Joseph Canzona’s highly respected north shore Oral Surgery practice in Evanston, Illinois as Dr. Canzona retired. Read Dr. Canzona’s Transition Letter.
Dr. Harvey practiced in Evanston for four years. He has since transitioned the practice to Winnetka. This office has the newest technology and the same great staff to best serve his patients.
Dr. Harvey maintains a full scope Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery practice ranging from standard oral surgical procedures to very complex surgeries. He currently maintains hospital privileges at NorthShore University Health System at Evanston Hospital and performs most of his hospital surgeries at that location. Therefore, patients are welcome for dentoalveolar surgeries (tooth extractions, biopsies, management of impacted teeth, etc.), outpatient anesthesia, TMJ disorders including total joint replacement of the TMJ, orthognathic surgeries, facial trauma, pathology and reconstruction, dental implant surgeries including “all-on-4 procedures”, and complex bone grafting. He is happy to be back in Chicago and enjoys spending time with his wife and his four lovely daughters.
Dr. Harvey was among other top faculty doctors to speak at the Oral Cancer Symposium at the University of Chicago in October 2019. Constantly educating himself and the future of oral surgery is what makes Dr. Harvey one of the best oral surgeons in Chicago.
Dr. Alan Harvey sponsored a special Grands Rounds Presentation to educate others on maxillofacial prosthodontics and related surgeries for head and neck defects. Dr. Jason Rich and Dr. Azadeh Afshari, both former colleagues of Dr. Harvey’s from Washington University in St. Louis, were the selected speakers sharing their expertise to educate others in the field of oncology and facial reconstruction. Dr. Harvey’s advanced knowledge and practice in reconstruction makes him a top choice for many patients in the Chicagoland area!
Dr. Harvey was a participating surgeon in Fresh Start Caring For Kids Foundation’s eighteenth Surgery Weekend, during which he provided surgeries to patients in long-awaited need. His efforts resulted in changing the lives of numerous deserving people who now have a “fresh start” in life!