Dr. Herring is passionate about dentistry, and, having 40 years of dental experience in the Starkville Community, doesn’t plan to slow down anytime soon. He has a wealth of knowledge through this experience and having over 5,000 hours of continuing education. He enjoys all aspects of dental health and restorations, but greatly enjoys orthodontics. The problem solving and depth of involvement with each patient make orthodontics his favorite!
Dr. Herring is most known by his patients as jovial, kind, and gentle. He wants to provide his patients and his team with a comforting environment in which to receive dental treatment and work. Starkville Smiles has become ‘family’ to many people because of this.
Dr. Herring is a ‘townie’ through and through. Born and raised in Starkville, he graduated from Starkville High School in 1973. He graduated with “highest distinction” from Mississippi State University in 1977 with a General Science degree and then graduated from the University of Alabama School of Dentistry in 1980. After graduating, he came right back to Starkville to work with his uncle. He then bought his first practice from Dr. Black, in the space where Deep South Pout is now! After quickly growing, he built his current office in 1987.
Dr. Herring has been married to Karen for 37 years and has two daughters. Their daughter, Kathryn, graduated from Mississippi State and is working in Tupelo, Mississippi. Their daughter, Elizabeth, has graduated dental hygiene school from the University of Mississippi and is working with us. She is married to Dr. Jon Woolfolk, a graduate of the University of Mississippi School of Dentistry. Jon joined our practice in July 2011, making this a true “family practice.”