Dr. Harris-Echols is a graduate of Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta, GA where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology. She continued her studies at Meharry Medical College, School of Dentistry in Nashville, TN where she earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 1995. One year later, she received her Certification of Advanced Education in General Dentistry from the United States Navy. Her commitment to quality care earned her two Navy Achievement Medals during her service as a dental officer. She practiced general dentistry for more than 12 years.