Dr. Hartman earned a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Biochemistry, with course work in nutrition, from the University of Pittsburgh in 1976. He earned his Doctor of Medical Dentistry (DMD) degree from the University of Pittsburgh Dental School in 1980. Upon graduation, he served a two-year commitment with the U.S. Public Health Service at the Southern Huntingdon County Medical Center in Orbisonia, PA. In 1982, he converted the Dental Center to private practice. The current location of Smiles For Life Total Health Dentistry in Huntingdon, PA was opened in July of 1992.
To offer the best available treatment in the dental health care industry, Dr. Hartman believes it is important to attend continuing education in his field. He has taken postgraduate courses at the L.D. Pankey Institute in Florida. He has also studied orthodontics in a two-year clinical course sponsored by the American Orthodontic Society in 1982. He continues to attend courses regularly.